Reconciliation with Indigenous Australia

Reconciliation with Indigenous Australia

KPMG is committed to addressing the inequality experienced by Indigenous Australians, across economic, social and cultural rights.

KPMG is committed to addressing the inequality experienced by Indigenous Australians.

Our vision for reconciliation

At KPMG we imagine a future where all Australians are united by our shared past, present, future and humanity. Guided by our purpose to ‘Inspire Confidence and Empower Change’, KPMG is deeply committed to making this future a reality.

In this future, the cultures, histories and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are understood, recognised and respected.

Indigenous people have the ability to follow customs and cultures that have thrived for over 50,000 years.

All Australians celebrate that this land and its First Peoples represent the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.

Our vision for every Indigenous Australian is to have equal opportunity to chart a future for themselves, their families and communities.

Reconciliation is a journey of lifelong learning and we believe that we can achieve much more together than we ever will apart.

And through unity, we can create a nation that is truly compassionate, prosperous and fair.

KPMG Australia launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2009. The RAP is our public commitment to embed reconciliation in our business. Our 2013-2015 RAP was recognised with ‘Elevate’ status by Reconciliation Australia, acknowledging the breadth of our engagement with Indigenous Australia. Our second Elevate RAP launched in March 2017 documents our most recent efforts in our 10-year reconciliation journey – of which we are very proud. It also previews our future commitment to reconciliation by outlining the actions we plan to take over the period 2017-2020.

Our approach

We are continually refining and evolving our approach to reconciliation. This is based on our growing understanding of the most effective and impactful ways we can collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.

We centre our approach around three focus areas aligned to the three elements of reconciliation: Relationships, Respect and Opportunities. These areas ensure that everything we do achieves clearly defined goals.

  • Supporting economic and social participation.
  • Respecting and promoting the rights of Indigenous Australians.
  • Fostering strong leadership for reconciliation.

Advancing our 10-year commitment to reconciliation

In late 2016, KPMG Australia was proud to announce three important, new initiatives dedicated to reconciliation and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and businesses.

  1. A stronger commitment to thought leadership, commencing with the launch of a discussion paper: Collaborative Ideas for Igniting the Indigenous Economy.
  2. An investment in, and partnership with, Arrilla – one of Australia’s leading providers of cultural competency training for the workplace and reconciliation.
  3. The creation of a new service offering that co-ordinates a whole-of-KPMG approach to the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and prosperity.

These announcements represent the most significant step forward in the history of KPMG’s 10-year commitment to reconciliation.

Find out more about our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Reconciliation Action Plan

KPMG’s Elevate RAP documents our reconciliation journey and our future commitments.

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Igniting the Indigenous economy

A collaboration of ideas focused on the economic development of Indigenous Australia.

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