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Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion & Diversity

At KPMG, we're committed to building an inclusive future for all.

At KPMG, we're committed to building an inclusive future for all.

At KPMG, we are committed to fostering an inclusive future for all and we recognize that we need Inclusion and Diversity to be successful. Promoting an inclusive and diverse culture therefore remains a strategic priority. We respect each other and draw strength from our differences. This is core to our values.

We want to attract, retain and develop diverse talent at all levels. This means recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, removing barriers that can prevent our people from reaching their full potential, and fostering a fully inclusive environment that maximizes collaboration and empowers everyone at KPMG to be themselves at work. We want talent and determination to determine our people’s success – nothing else.

We have been awarded the “Fair Compensation” certification by the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS). External partnerships like Advance Gender Equality in Business and our support for female board members with WomenCorporateDirectors and the Women’s Board Award complement our various internal Inclusion & Diversity activities and help to make a positive impact on our employees and society.

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.

various faces symbolizing diversity and inclusion

Cultural diversity

With over 57 nationalities providing great ethnic and cultural diversity, KPMG is a place where everyone is valued for their skills, voices and differences. This brings together a variety of experiences and perspectives that make KPMG a top employer. Different backgrounds and mindsets also help us understand our clients’ needs and provide them with the right solutions.

Investing in gender equality

A gender-diverse workforce is an essential part of this bigger picture. While at junior levels, gender distribution is close to 50% at KPMG, our goal is to increase female representation at senior, leadership and Partnership levels.

How we support our female talent

We recruit, retain, and develop people who are technically brilliant, insightful, and forward-thinking, irrespective of gender. Nevertheless, the finance and consulting industry is still a male-dominated business environment. We are therefore committed to supporting women at all levels with a range of initiatives. These initiatives include the KPMG Network of Women (KNOW), the internal mentoring program WoMentoring, and Inclusive Leadership Workshops for senior leadership.

Flexibility

An inclusive workplace is a flexible workplace. We provide a range of flexible working options both in terms of location and time to help our employees thrive and balance work and non-work responsibilities. These options include working remotely, part-time options, unpaid leave and additional vacation days.

Caring

Our external employee assistance program, which is free of charge for our employees, provides professional support in all situations where employees find themselves dealing with difficult situations related to health, work, personal or financial issues. For new parents we offer up to 16 weeks’ fully paid maternity leave and two weeks’ paternity leave after the birth or adoption of a child. New mothers and fathers also have the right to take an additional two months of unpaid leave.