Provide our people and stakeholders with a safe and fair environment where they are happy, and foster opportunities for them to be fulfilled in their professional and personal development so that they can contribute positively to society.
For KPMG Belgium, education is one of the main pillars of our Corporate Responsibility (CR) strategy for the coming years. We work with the wider community to offer innovative coaching and mentoring programs and participate in global partnerships that help build skills, learning and progress across a lifetime. By embracing our role as educators, we are making an important contribution towards the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 4; to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education.
The skills, knowledge and capabilities of our people are central to our success. That’s why we’re fully committed to developing a continuous learning culture – one where every experience adds to the professional confidence of our employees, building their individual career capital.
Through state-of-the-art technologies and alliances with third-parties, our employees are given the opportunity – and the encouragement – to expand their business knowledge and receive additional support, whenever and wherever they need it. Moreover, our KPMG Business School offers access to the latest technical, business and leadership skills development.
From the moment an employee joins us, they’ll have a personal development plan tailored to their individual needs and ambitions. This plan incorporates a powerful combination of technical training, coaching and mentoring, industry secondments and skill-building programs. And what’s more, our learning and development program is geared towards nurturing future leaders who are committed to making a difference in society.
At KPMG, we believe that if we work together we can make a bigger positive impact on society as a whole. This is why we prioritize and invest heavily in partnerships ranging from cancer research and supporting the UN’s SDG to supporting youth in their evolution towards socially responsible leaders.
Enactus Belgium was officially launched in 2018 and we are very proud to be one of its founding partners. The objective is clear: inspire the next generation and give them the opportunity to make a real difference in their communities, while they develop the skills that will enable them to become the next generation of socially responsible business leaders.
At KPMG we aim to inspire and empower, and we want to give students and our employees the opportunity to support each other in the development of their talents and leaderships skills while contributing positively to society.
We also work closely with YouthStart to develop the talents and entrepreneurial skills of opportunity-seeking youth and young adults. As a sponsor of YouthStart we also have the opportunity to be a part of the jury at the certification ceremony where we can further share our insights, an exciting moment for the young adults as well as for the trainers and the jury members.
We are also very proud on our participation with and sponsorship of MyMachine – an internationally recognized, Flanders based organization bridging the creative thinking of young dreamers with the design and technical knowledge of higher education students – to turning the incredibly imaginatives ideas – into reality.
In addition to the above partnerships, we also support initiatives such as Bizidee and Business Pass, guiding and challenging candidates in their business and/or financial plans.
Certain parts of our business come with highly volatile working hours and frequently tight deadlines. As we have a relatively young workforce, balancing both can be challenging. This is why work-life balance and, more broadly speaking vitality, is a key topic in our strategy.
We believe that this well-being does not only depend on the professional development of our people but also on fulfilled personal lives. Our investment in our people is not just limited to additional training and development opportunities. We also want our people to be happy, healthy and fulfilled.
We understand that our people occasionally need the freedom to work from home; not only to be able to concentrate better, but also to manage their work-life balance. This is why we foresee different possibilities when it comes to working remotely.
At KPMG we believe our people are extraordinary. We believe their health, happiness and sense of team is vital to their personal and our common success. Sport is not only healthy but encourages perseverance beyond boundaries, unity towards a shared goal and simply having fun together.
#TogetheratKPMG is a new, 2020 year-long initiative designed to strengthen our health and happiness while deepening our collective sense of team. It revolves around 4 pillars: Move, Sleep, Sport and Mental Health. Through it we’ll learn together, challenge together and track our progress against concrete goals. As a KPMG employee we’ll work together to master simple lessons that will lead to our success as individuals and as a company.
Our commitment to being inclusive isn't a tactic. It's a belief, a celebration of difference, and a moral imperative. It's how we work and who we are.
To work at KPMG is to see the world differently, through many different perspectives and with a truly collaborative spirit. We empower our people to be themselves and respect others – it is core to our values and what we believe in. This inclusiveness is something we have lived and breathed throughout our history. In short, we are the sum of our people and their stories. It’s who we are.
To support this purpose we’ve created an Inclusion and Diversity program with 5 work streams looking at gender, culture, sexuality, ability and age. Each community has taken it upon themselves to inspire bold inclusion and empowered change within our firm. Our goal is to create a workplace wherein we all feel comfortable and supported by our KPMG community. Because our people are extraordinary, and we want to ensure they have the environment that allows them to be at their best. Other initiatives include the Network of Women, a mentorship program and other upcoming events linked to inclusion and diversity within our community.
For the 14th consecutive year, KPMG has been awarded Top Employer in Belgium, confirming our continuous efforts to improve working conditions for all our colleagues. We constantly strive to nurture talent in all phases of an employee's career. Innovative solutions and flexible remuneration plans that help employees to determine and follow their preferred way of working are an integral part of this strategy.