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Corporate Citizenship

As a leader in Corporate Citizenship, KPMG harnesses the energy and capabilities of our people to empower positive change for our community. To enable this, we have a Corporate Citizenship team that help us live our KPMG Story by investing in our community and contributing to causes to improve society. We have a Social Impact Framework to ensure we continue to focus on Australia’s most pressing problems and to concentrate our efforts on initiatives where we can have the greatest impact. Our strategy revolves around four pillars – Indigenous Australia, Climate Change, Skills for the Future and Mental Health.

We utilise our skills and resources in partnership with Indigenous Australia, to bring about prosperity, positive recognition, and to foster reconciliation. We work with organisations to tackle mental health issues and improve people’s wellbeing and productivity. We are committed to equipping disadvantaged people with the right skills for a successful future. And finally, we advocate to increase the understanding of climate change impacts on Australia's economy, environment and society to encourage meaningful action, while decreasing our firm's environmental impacts.

Indigenous Australia

KPMG has a decade-long, proud commitment to Indigenous Australia, as demonstrated by the achievement of an Elevate level Reconciliation Action Plan. Through firm-wide Indigenous procurement targets and work undertaken by KPMG Indigenous Services, the firm is supporting the development of a dynamic and sustainable Indigenous business sector. KPMG has a long standing relationship with the Jawun Program, providing expertise to Indigenous organisations and communities to build capacity and support self-determination. Our strong partnerships with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience and the KPMG Indigenous tertiary scholarship program supports students on their education and career development journey. The KPMG Indigenous Network (KIN) provides a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues to connect across the country and access personal and professional development opportunities.

Reconciliation Action Plan

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At KPMG we are proud of our people and work towards ensuring our culture is one where everyone can reach their full potential regardless of gender or sexuality. [email protected] is our employee network for LGBTQ+ employees and allies. The purpose of the network is to help create an inclusive culture for LGBTQ+ employees through influencing policy update, education and awareness of the challenges and barriers faced by employees with diverse sexuality or genders and connecting LGBTQ+ employees in a safe and inclusive environment. [email protected] also aims to be an ally and supporter of people with intersex variations and welcomes everyone to be a part of creating change through [email protected] We are a founding members of ACON’s Pride in Diversity initiative, a bronze employer for 2019 Australian Workplace Equality Index, and supporters of Out for Australia and the Pinnacle foundation. Some of our continued areas of focus are support for Trans and Gender Diverse employees, support and visibility of LGBTQ+ women and developing our LGBTQ+ talent.

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Cultural Diversity

KPMG Australia has team members from around the world, with a rich environment of ethnic, religious and cultural diversity and languages. This brings together a wealth of skills, experiences and perspectives that makes KPMG a great place to work, and provides a diversity of innovations and resources for our clients.

We’re strengthening our focus on cultural diversity at leadership levels, creating career development opportunities, the importance of role models from different backgrounds and building our cultural IQ across the firm. We hold forum events across the country to create opportunities for everyone to share stories about their cultural identity, as well as offering facilities for our people to engage in prayer and quiet contemplation during the working day and cultural/religious leave.

Gender Equality

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, KPMG are focused on achieving our targets for women in partnership by December 2020. Our CEO, Gary Wingrove participates in Male Champions of Change, is a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador and signed the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles. A leadership development and sponsorship program is changing the gender balance in senior levels at KPMG. The KPMG Bird-Walton program is designed to empower high potential women with the confidence to take action when career opportunities arise and increase their organisational impact, which includes how senior male leaders use their own power and reputational capital to effectively advocate for women.

Achieving Gender Equity at KPMG

Flexibility

Getting the right balance between personal and professional life can be tough. But being fit, healthy and happy improves work performance and morale. Our fair and flexible work practices support this. Our programs and practices improve work balance, and demonstrate our commitment to support the careers of our people.

Working flexibly at KPMG

Agile Working Environment

People with Disability

We promote access, inclusion and awareness and aim to focus on people’s abilities and how we can help them succeed through workplace adjustments, flexibility, agile working or a longer term health management plan. We’re committed to creating an environment that values the skills that people with a range of disabilities can bring to both our work and workplace culture.

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