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Inclusion and diversity are part of who we are at KPMG. We embrace diversity of background, experience, and perspective and we’re committed to inclusion at every level.

At KPMG, we want to attract and retain the best talent and we recognise the strength that comes from having a diverse workforce and building a culture where we support all our people to balance their career ambitions with their personal lives is a big priority.

LGBTQ+

The focus of our LBGTQ+ Committee is to create a visible allyship in KPMG, to help educate and engage people on the LBGTQ+ agenda, ensure we are seen as open and inclusive for all staff, support the charity BeLonG To by providing skills-based volunteering and having visible support and engagement at Pride events throughout Ireland and networks such as INVOLVE.

Our Pride Committee hosts a range of events every year in the lead up to the Pride parade in June. This year we hosted an Executive Speaker Series webinar with Martin Shanahan, IDA Ireland, and hosted a virtual Pride Run in aid of BeLonG To. 200+ employees from all levels were actively involved in Pride this year.

Gender parity

We are proud to support a wide range of initiatives which advocate for gender parity:

  • KPMG is proud to support Going for Growth, a programme for female entrepreneurs which encourages women to accelerate the growth of their business. KPMG champions female leadership at CEO level
  • KPMG is currently one of the lead sponsors of the 20x20 campaign which aims to increase visibility of women across all sports. All employees are asked to support 20x20 and to date 630 employees have made a pledge to support the campaign
  • We are a founding member of the 30% Club in Ireland. 30% Club breakfast briefings are hosted throughout the year where female Partners meet with a range of female employees who are ambitious to develop their career to boardroom level
  • This year we hosted Executive Speaker Series webinars with Samantha Barry, Editor in Chief of Glamour, Kathryn Thomas TV Presenter and entrepreneur, and Derval O’Rourke, the former Irish sprint hurdles athlete

Ethnicity

  • We are in proud support of the Diversity Charter Ireland and in signing this charter, organisations in Ireland join their counterparts across Europe in publicly stating their commitment to I&D
  • We are proud to have 48 different nationalities of people working in KPMG Ireland
  • We are committed to being rigorous about fairness and removing unconscious bias in our firm. We provide unconscious bias training for our people
  • Our people participated in a KPMG global forum, ‘Courageous Conversations’ it focused on actionable steps we can all take towards racism
  • We mark ‘International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’ by participating in KPMG global events
  • Our people volunteer with Business in the Community on their Career Buddy and EPIC (Employment for People from Immigrant Communities) programmes, helping marginalised immigrant jobseekers secure employment and education

Disability

  • We work with the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID) which promotes the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in education and society. We have and continue to hire placements from this programme
  • Access for people with physical disabilities is provided across all our offices. We also provide parking for employees with disability and ensure they have the support they require
  • This year to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) our Corporate Citizenship team hosted an Executive Speaker Series webinar with Ailbhe and Izzy Keane from Izzy Wheels