Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

Learn about KPMG’s commitment to Supplier Diversity.

Learn about KPMG’s commitment to Supplier Diversity.

Supplier Diversity at KPMG

KPMG recognizes the value of diversity, and the benefits which diverse businesses can bring as suppliers and sub-contractors to the Firm, our clients, and our communities. We have established a Supplier Diversity program, which has the support of leadership and is underlined by our Supplier Diversity policy.

We are proud of the growth in representation of small and/or diverse businesses among our suppliers, which now represent over 22% of our total procurement spend. Our achievements have been recognized by DiversityInc, who rank KPMG at #11 on DiversityInc’s Top Companies for Supplier Diversity (2016).


  FY '08 FY '09 FY '10 FY '11 FY '12 FY '13 FY '14 FY '15
Total Small/Diverse Businesses 7.5% 9.9% 17.3% 17.2% 17.4% 23.0% 20.6% 22.8%
Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) 2.3% 3.3% 5.6% 6.4% 6.2% 7.7% 7.0% 7.3%
Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) 2.1% 3.1% 4.9% 4.4% 5.1% 4.7% 4.9% 6.2%
Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (VBEs) 0.4% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6% 0.8% 3.1% 1.5% 1.8%
Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (DVBEs) 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 1.5% 0.5% 0.6%
Lesbian-, Gay-, Bisexual- and/or Transgender owned Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.7% 0.5% 0.2% 0.5%


Policy Summary

It is KPMG's policy to actively seek and encourage qualified diverse businesses to compete for the Firm’s business, to provide equal opportunity to, and to evaluate all suppliers and potential suppliers, regardless of the race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or other legally protected status of their owners, management, employees, suppliers or clients.


KPMG is a national Corporate Partner of:

- Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

- National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

- US Business Leadership Network's Disability Supplier Diversity program (USBLN), as a Founding Partner.

KPMG actively encourages involvement of members of our employee resource groups with these organizations as volunteer board members, committee members, and site visitors.

Supplier Outreach

Diverse businesses interested in developing or growing a supplier relationship with KPMG are encouraged to contact with their unique value proposition. If we currently have no opportunities in your category, we will retain the information you provide for future consideration.

Client Engagement

KPMG is enthusiastic about collaborating with our clients to foster awareness and growth of the diverse business community. To this end, we attend and speak at a variety of Supplier Diversity events, and often have information-sharing calls with our clients, where we discuss good practice and development opportunities.

We have the capability of responding to indirect second-tier Supplier Diversity spend reporting requests. Clients interested in requesting second-tier data from KPMG should contact the KPMG Client Lead Partner and to discuss the request.

Supplier Development

-Last year (2015), we hosted a first of its kind subcontractor “matchmaker” event. What made this event unique was the fact that KPMG represented the middle-tier:  We invited senior line of business leaders from one of our major utility clients along with a number of diverse subcontractors who had the potential of serving the client in collaboration with KPMG. The event fostered a mutual understanding of our clients’ business issues as well as our current and potential subcontractors’ capabilities.

-In December 2015, we also sponsored the attendance of a USBLN-certified Diversity Owned Business Enterprise to the Tuck/Google Digital Excellence Program for Minority Entrepreneurs. The three-day program provides entrepreneurs from minority and underrepresented communities with the skills and knowledge they need to leverage digital technologies to grow their businesses. Sessions included constructing a digital strategy, marketing businesses online, and managing digital communities, as well as intensive sessions on analytics. KPMG plans to sponsor the attendance of additional DOBEs to the program again in 2016.

-Also in 2015, KPMG sponsored the attendance of a WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprise to attend the Tuck/WBENC Executive Program. This intensive five-day program focuses on increasing the competitive advantage and robustness of the participants’ businesses by making a difference in the way they think about and operate them when they’ve completed the program. 


- KPMG ranks #11 DiversityInc’s Top Companies for Supplier Diversity (2016), an achievement which recognizes our significant growth in spend with diverse businesses.

- In 2016 KPMG was recognized by the National Business Inclusion Consortium as one of the Top 30 “Best-of-the-Best” companies for diversity.

- In 2013, KPMG received the Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Corporate Partner award for our significant accomplishments in partnering with the LGBT community. We have been recognized as the international consulting firm that was the first of its kind to partner with the Chamber with its PRIDE@KPMG group. As a major supporter of the Chamber, KPMG has been recognized for the value we have brought to the LGBT community and the power of diversity, specifically for the awareness-building and career development training, mentoring and networking programs, and opportunities to connect and build career-enriching relationships both within and beyond KPMG.

- KPMG was recognized as the 2010 USBLN Supplier Diversity Corporation of the Year, in recognition of our achievements in both our spend with small and diverse businesses, and also our wider efforts to engage employees in advocacy for diverse entrepreneurs.