Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
The future is inclusive.
At KPMG New Zealand we work to foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We build teams with the broadest range of skills, experiences and perspectives that bring the most innovative ideas to our clients. This enables us to fulfil our purpose to deliver work that helps us fuel New Zealand’s prosperity.
Our goal is to build a stronger and more successful firm for today and tomorrow that reflects the diversity of our New Zealand communities. At KPMG, we seek to acknowledge, accept and embrace our differences while drawing on the power of what is common to us all. We nurture excellence from within and we invite excellence to join us.
We’ve formed [email protected], which is a network for our LGBTTI+ people and their allies. The group has been very active with a number of activities held across the year in addition to us being the first professional services firm in NZ to gain Rainbow Tick certification.
[email protected] NZ is committed to making KPMG NZ a welcoming place that attracts, supports, respects and retains talented staff regardless of gender and sexual orientation and where all people can achieve their full potential.
KPMG is a Rainbow Tick certified business. The Rainbow Tick programme is a continual quality improvement programme designed to help an organisation ensure it is a safe and welcoming workplace for employees.
The Ethnicity Network at KPMG ([email protected]) aims to increase our diversity IQ and find ways to ensure that personal needs which resonate with business are reflected back in KPMG’s actions. We believe in making a difference when it comes to increasing the representation of groups that had been underrepresented not only in KPMG but also in different service (professional) areas.
Our priorities are:
- All people have access to equal opportunities.
- We grow our cultural competency.
- Increase the ethnic diversity of our leadership.
- All our people have access to opportunities, regardless of ethnicity.
- We value and respect all our people.
- Retain our people “We know that people go where they are invited, but they stay where they are welcome”.
KAN is a network of employees who are passionate about accessibility. Our internal focus is how we can improve our work environment and our wider focus is centred around how we can help our community. We host events to improve awareness around accessibility and support our community. Our team implements recruitment strategies to ensure equal opportunities for those with disabilities.
In 2021, we became members of the Accessibility Tick Network and are so proud to be part of this association. As members, all employees of KPMG have access to the Members Only area of the platform which has some great resources and training available on disability issues in the workplace.
KPMG’s Accessibility network has a dual purpose. We aim to ensure that KPMG New Zealand provides equal career prospects, employment opportunities and quality of work life to people of disabilities.
We also strive to provide pathways for KPMG and its employees to provide volunteer services and offer support to those in the disability community, helping fuel the prosperity of this sector.
We’ve also been privileged enough to win an ATEED Young at Heart Award for our Māori and Pasifika Diversity Recruitment Strategy. We have also recently received two White Camelia Award, recognises the intiatives we have in place regarding equal opportunity, inclusion and non-discrimination as well as our commitment to education and training for our teams.
Kiwa is our Māori and Pasifika community here at KPMG.
This passionate group champions a range of initiatives targeted at growing our Māori and Pasifika cultural capability and competency, sharing knowledge and celebrating diversity within Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa. These include running the Kiwa Mentoring Programme, implementing our Māori strategy and running internal Māori and Pasifika events.
To learn more about Kiwa, click here.
Partnerships & Memberships
Bringing together New Zealand’s most influential leaders to promote gender equality in our workplaces.
Driving a supportive and productive workplace that specifically recognises and welcomes sexual and gender diversity.
Women’s Empowerment Principles
The Women’s Empowerment Principles is a joint initiative of UN Global Compact and UN Women.
Lean In is a global community dedicated to helping women achieve their ambitions. We have Lean In circles across all job levels at KPMG New Zealand.