Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where all of our professionals can excel.

Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where all of our professionals can excel.

Diversity and Inclusion

KPMG is proud to foster a high-performance culture, one that’s defined by having the best people, with the skills and determination to deliver above and beyond. And that means we must continue to recruit, retain, and develop people who are technically brilliant, insightful, and astute professionals who are also forward-thinking, confident, and globally minded.

We know that our ability to successfully sustain a high-performance culture also requires that our people be as diverse as the clients we serve, and the communities in which we live and work.

Diversity and inclusion are a critical component of our larger corporate responsibility strategy.

Supported by a Strong Infrastructure

KPMG’s chairman and senior leaders communicate their vision, strategy, and expectations around diversity and inclusion as a business imperative. Our chairman as well as our national managing partner and national director of Diversity and Corporate Responsibility all serve on our Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) and the national advisory board of each of our Diversity Networks. Working together, they help ensure we continue to foster and sustain an open and inclusive work environment, and continuously enhance the recruiting, retention, and advancement of a diverse team of high-performing professionals.

Defined Diversity Goals

All partners, partners in leadership roles, and all office managing partners, as well as managers and senior managers in both Client Service Delivery and Client Service Support roles, have defined diversity goals. These include participation in KPMG’s diversity networks, recruitment efforts, mentoring, and external diversity events that include clients or the community. The goals, which are one of the criteria for consideration for promotion, are embedded in our performance development process.

Our Diversity Networks and Councils

KPMG’s seven national diversity networks engage nearly 40 percent of our people. Through nearly 169 employee-driven local councils and chapters, our Abilities in Motion, African-American, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, KPMG’s Network of Women (KNOW), pride@kpmg LGBT, and Veterans networks, provide their members with opportunities to participate in career-development programs, broaden professional experiences, and build career-enriching relationships, both within and beyond the firm.

Developing Diverse Leaders

The Diversity Advisory Board in tandem with the other national diversity boards have developed a set of priorities and initiatives designed to enhance the professional development of KPMG’s women, ethnically diverse, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBT professionals, and support their growth as potential future leaders of the firm.

Supplier Diversity

KPMG recognizes the value and benefits that diverse businesses can bring as suppliers and sub-contractors to the firm, our clients, and our communities. It’s KPMG’s policy to actively seek and encourage qualified diverse businesses, especially minority-, women-, veteran-, and LGBT-owned businesses, to compete for the firm’s business.