Good day Friends and Followers
Like many of you, we are deeply disturbed by the comments posted by one of our staff members on social media. We want to assure you that the personal views and opinions of individual staff members are not, nor will they ever be that of our firm. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the comments and any act that promotes racism in Trinidad and Tobago and across the globe.
We do not act impulsively on sensitive issues as all our decisions are based on careful consideration of the facts of the situation. Consequently, any acts committed by our employees that go against our values or policies are thoroughly investigated to establish the facts, thus ensuring that the resultant disciplinary actions are just and commensurate with the severity of the violation. This situation is no different.
As a firm and as individuals, we have no tolerance for hatred or racism in any form. This is not who we are as KPMG. Our country is rich culturally and we are known for our diversity. Similarly, at KPMG we are a truly diverse firm. This diversity makes us stronger TOGETHER.
At KPMG, our staff composition is no different from the society of which we are a part and unfortunately, our society does have conscious and unconscious bias. When such bias raises its ugly head in our firm, we move swiftly to deal with it and use the opportunity to reiterate our values to our staff and to counsel them on what we consider to be acceptable behaviors in a mutli-cultural world.
As a society, we all have to deal with this bias and when we stand TOGETHER we will eradicate this and make the world a better place for all. Then we can truly say to the world that in Trinidad and Tobago, every creed and race does find an equal place, across all ethnicities, cultures, abilities, faiths, gender and sexual orientation.
We want to assure all that at KPMG in Trinidad and Tobago, we embrace the virtues of inclusion and diversity, as we strive to inspire confidence and empower change in the world in which we live. We want to thank you for your comments. You can rest assured that our internal investigative and disciplinary process is thorough and will result in action that is just, fair and proportionate to the egregious nature of this act.
The Partners of KPMG in Trinidad and Tobago