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KPMG Australia is committed to respecting the rights of Indigenous peoples, in line with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As part of its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), KPMG Australia has committed to going beyond ‘business as usual’ to embed reconciliation in the delivery of core business practices and decision making at the highest level.
Through the successful implementation of this policy, KPMG Australia aims to continue to build relationships with our people, clients and community that are founded on mutual respect and understanding.
We aim to be the partner of choice for Indigenous organisations, communities and businesses and an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
At KPMG Australia, we recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of this land.
We recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' history and cultures are the foundation of Australia’s collective history and culture.
We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work.
We celebrate that we live in the country with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.
We acknowledge and respect that Indigenous peoples maintain a distinctive cultural, spiritual, physical and economic relationship with their land and water. As such, we take our obligations to the land and environments in which we operate seriously. KPMG Australia’s commitment to caring for country can be found in our FY18-2022 Climate Action Plan.
The scope of this policy is relevant for KPMG Australia and any reference to KPMG from here on is taken to mean KPMG Australia. It applies to all people employed by KPMG Australia and it is each individual person’s responsibility to adhere to this policy.
Any reference to Indigenous peoples is taken to mean Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This policy is called the ‘Indigenous Peoples Policy’ to remain consistent with terminology used in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and relevant guides. This policy sets out the specific focus areas of KPMG Australia’s strategy to recognise, protect and respect the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, both within and outside of our organisation.
In all KPMG’s operations, including supply chain, we endeavour to respect the rights of Indigenous peoples to maintain and strengthen their own institutions, cultures and traditions, and to pursue their development in keeping with their needs and aspirations.
This policy is not intended to replace KPMG’s RAP but rather to strengthen its governance systems to continue to hold the firm accountable to existing and future commitments. An overview of how these documents relate is provided in Appendix A.
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This policy commitment has been approved by KPMG’s: RAP Taskforce; Indigenous Network; with endorsement from the KPMG Australia Board and National Executive Committee.
The commitments outlined in this policy will be enabled through KPMG’s RAP, which is the implementation strategy detailing the specific actions and targets intended to be achieved over a 3-year period.
A social audit will be conducted at the end of the RAP to measure the firm’s performance and identify areas for improvement.
Results from the RAP audit will be published on KPMG’s website, with a progress update on a subset of commitments to be published annually (See Appendix A).
The RAP is overseen by a cross-functional working group (the RAP Taskforce), to ensure responsibility for implementation is embedded across the firm.
|KPMG is committed to complying with legal & regulatory frameworks relevant to this policy, and is aligned to these existing policies:|
|In addition, we have considered alignment to the following international and local frameworks:|
KPMG Australia is committed to addressing grievances and providing appropriate avenues for affected individuals or communities to come forward.
Internal grievance systems and an external hotline are in place globally, which can facilitate any whistleblower reports.
A grievance constitutes any concern regarding compliance with the commitments outlined in this policy or the related policies listed above.
KPMG Australia is committed to continuously improving our mechanisms and remediation processes through stakeholder engagement and dialogue, to better align with the expectations for effective mechanisms set out in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
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|Published: September 2021||Next revision: September 2023|