KPMG China has won both the Friendly Employment Award and the Outstanding Inclusive Team Award...
KPMG China has won both the Friendly Employment Award and the Outstanding Inclusive...
KPMG China has won both the Friendly Employment Award and the Outstanding Inclusive Team Award from the Labour and Welfare Bureau of the Hong Kong Government. These awards recognise KPMG’s efforts in promoting an inclusive workplace, and empowering our people to be themselves at work regardless of their gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or sexual orientation.
The presentation ceremony was held on 5 March at Central Government Complex and was attended by government officials and awardee organisations. KPMG representatives Pat Woo, Sarah Allen and Jess Shek were invited to share their experiences of enhancing an inclusive workplace culture in our firm.
"We are honoured to receive the two awards," Corporate Social Responsibility Partner Pat Woo said. "By hiring people with disabilities, we are leading by example in the sector and society. We will continue to facilitate collaboration between corporates and disabled people's organisations, share our experiences in hiring people with disabilities, and take an active role in building an inclusive society."
Sarah Allen, Head of Internal Communications, said, "When we assess a person for a particular job position, we take a holistic approach to understand their strengths, personality, career interests and working attitude. We see the ability of a person, not the disability."
The Friendly Employment Award and Outstanding Inclusive Team Award are given to organisations that hire people with disabilities. The winners are recognised as effectively utilising disabled people's work abilities, thereby unleashing their potential and facilitating their development. The awards also celebrate teams who help employees with disabilities cope with challenges at work and integrate into the workplace.
Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) is an integral part of our culture. Through our internal and external I&D initiatives, we empower positive change in society.