We use our skills and resources in partnership with Indigenous Australia, to bring about prosperity, positive recognition, and foster reconciliation.
We use our skills and resources with Indigenous Australia to foster reconciliation.
KPMG is committed to addressing some of the most striking inequalities facing Indigenous Australia. Our work – focusing on economic and social development, recognising and promoting the rights of Indigenous Australians, and inspiring leadership for reconciliation – has led to our most recent Reconciliation Action Plan being awarded ‘Elevate’ status. In addition, our work with Indigenous communities has been recognised by the Australian Human Rights Commission, which awarded the firm the Human Rights Business Award in 2014. Our work is guided by international human rights frameworks, including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Global Compact.
A key partnership is our 10-year involvement with Jawun, a non-profit organisation focusing on long-term initiatives that help break the cycle of welfare dependency in Indigenous communities.
Our people have the opportunity to work with Indigenous organisations and communities on a project basis in a diverse range of locations, from remote communities like the West Kimberley, to regional and urban settings such as Redfern in Sydney. Through the Jawun program our people are applying their skills and knowledge to help build the capacity of Indigenous businesses and, ultimately, healthier and more sustainable communities.
Since 2007, when our first secondees travelled to Cape York, more than 200 of our people have undertaken a secondment with Jawun and contributed more than 46,000 hours of professional time to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.
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.
These announcements represent the most significant step forward in the history of KPMG’s 10-year commitment to reconciliation.