Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion

KPMG has an ingrained culture of diversity and inclusion, focusing on shared values, experiences and aspirations.

KPMG has a culture of diversity & inclusion, shared values, experiences & aspirations.

KPMG has an ingrained culture of diversity and inclusion. Our culture is made up of our people’s attitudes and behaviours, which reflect our shared values, experiences and aspirations. Everyone has the opportunity to succeed irrespective of ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, sexual orientation or disability. Our culture influences how we interact with our colleagues, clients and the broader community. We believe our diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people and clients. It also makes KPMG a vibrant and interesting place to work. 

Our CEO and all Partners are accountable for promoting diversity and inclusiveness. KPMG's Diversity and Inclusion program covers seven key areas:


KPMG is committed to gender equality and approximately 50 percent of our firm are women. Our CEO is a member of Male Champions of Change and a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassador. In 2013, KPMG took a market leading stance to address gender equality in its workplace by publicly announcing targets, and in August 2016, announced a new, more ambitious gender diversity target of 30 percent women in Partnership by December 2020. 

We have received the letter of compliance from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in line with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. We are proud to be shortlisted for an award through the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) for gender equality. In 2015, KPMG was recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by WGEA for the ninth consecutive year.


Getting the right balance between personal and professional life can be tough. But being fit, healthy and happy improves work performance and morale. Our fair and flexible work practices support this. Our programs and practices improve work balance, and demonstrate our commitment to support the careers of our people.


KPMG in Australia has team members from around the world, amid a culture of great ethnic and cultural diversity. This brings together varied experiences and perspectives that make KPMG a great place to work, as well as helping form sound relationships with our clients. 

We offer facilities for our people to engage in prayer and quiet contemplation during the working day and cultural/religious leave.


From long-standing Partners to new graduates, we embrace the strengths and perspectives of different generations. We believe each generation brings valuable insights and perspectives to the workplace and encourage collaboration of ideas. 

Sexual orientation and gender identity

KPMG welcomes staff of all sexual orientations and gender identities and we encourage our people to feel comfortable and secure at work. Pride@KPMG, KPMG’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) network for employees and allied supporters, welcomes members across the firm.

KPMG is a foundation member and Principal Partner of Pride in Diversity started in Australia by ACON and the Diversity Council of Australia, and supports the new Australian Workplace Equality Index. The Australian Workplace Equality Index awards evaluate LGBTI inclusiveness in Australian workplaces and recognises those in support for LGBTI people. In 2016, KPMG received a Bronze Tier award. KPMG Australia has also pledged to support Australian Marriage Equality.


According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one in every five Australians identifies as having a disability. That number includes many people who are often locked out of the mainstream workforce. However KPMG wants to make the most of their talents. We focus on people's abilities and how we can help them succeed. We happily make the necessary adjustments in line with our Accessibility Policy.


KPMG recognises the importance of family with our Family Support for YOU program. This includes emergency and ad-hoc child care; pre-parental leave and return-to-work workshops; access to reference tools, parents' forums and seminars; school holiday programs; and an online support service for sourcing childcare and eldercare. 

We offer up to 18 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers, including adoption and fostering, and up to 3 weeks paid leave for non-primary carers.

Diversity & Inclusion Report 2015

Our report details our position and future goals in the diversity and inclusion space.

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Values and culture

KPMG’s values are outlined in our Code of Conduct.

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