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Inclusion and Diversity

Inclusion and Diversity

We know that every individual in our organisation contributes to our ability to provide exceptional service to our clients and communities.

Respect for the individual is one of KPMG’s core values.

Respect for the individual is one of KPMG’s core values. We know that every individual in our organisation contributes to our ability to provide exceptional service to our clients and communities. KPMG New Zealand has a growing reputation amongst KPMG member firms globally for strong staff engagement anchored in a clearly articulated vision for the firm – “fuelling New Zealand’s prosperity.”

In order to deliver on this vision, the firm must attract, develop and retain the very best people and create a workplace environment in which all will flourish. We know that our ability to successfully maintain this environment also requires that our people be as diverse as the clients we serve, and the communities in which we live and work.

National inclusion and diversity priorities
Our National Inclusion and Diversity Council is responsible for providing focus around I&D initiatives in New Zealand. Formed in April 2016, the I&D Council is currently developing a set of strategic objectives.

Partnerships & memberships
KPMG is a member of Global Women and a signatory to Champions for Change. This initiative, launched by Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Bill English, brings a concerted focus to embedding a culture within New Zealand businesses that encourages a measurable step-change towards diverse leadership. The intention is to accelerate New Zealand’s future success and global competitive advantage through access to diversity of thought amongst our decision makers. Champions for Change has a clear goal of improving New Zealand’s economic growth and social prosperity, both internationally and domestically, through the implementation of strategies that encourage diverse leadership across our public and private sectors.

KPMG is a Rainbow Tick certified business. The Rainbow Tick programme is a continual quality improvement programme designed to help an organisation ensure it is a safe and welcoming workplace for employees. While many diversity and inclusion programmes address the areas of gender balance, ethnicity and ability, the Rainbow Tick addresses sexual and gender diversity, demonstrating a business is an inclusive organisation for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatapui and intersex.

KPMG’s national Allies network, pride@kpmg, provides members with opportunities to participate in community programs, broaden professional experiences, and build career-enriching relationships, both within and beyond the firm.

KPMG New Zealand is a signatory to the Women's Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of UN Global Compact and UN Women, which offers guidance to business on how to advance gender equality between men and women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

We are also proud to support  the Corporate Mother’s Network run by Rebecca Armour and Shelley Drylie.  This is a forum for women to hear from successful and thought-provoking speakers, providing information and support for members as they balance work and home life.    
 

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