KPMG in Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Employers for Diversity 2022 by Forbes, which recognizes Canadian companies with leading diversity policies and practices.
In its inaugural ranking, KPMG in Canada was the top-ranked professional services firm of the so-called 'Big Four'. Overall, KPMG in Canada placed 32nd out of 150 Canadian companies for its focus and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
KPMG in Canada's inclusion, diversity and equity principles (ID&E) are built on having an equitable and inclusive workplace, a mentally healthy and resilient team, and being recognized as an ID&E leader. The firm's ID&E strategy is wide-ranging and includes training and education, partnerships, mentorships and scholarships with diversity-focused organizations, people networks and dedicated ID&E recruiters, to name a few.
An inclusive and diverse culture is critical for our people and business to grow and thrive
A diverse and inclusive culture is critical for our people and business to grow and thrive
"KPMG in Canada's inclusion, diversity and equity strategy is a core tenet of everything we do as a firm, and this recognition reflects the work we've been doing for nearly two decades to make our people feel welcome and supported within the firm and in the communities we operate in," says Elio Luongo, CEO and Senior Partner of KPMG in Canada and Co-Chair of the firm's ID&E Council.
The Forbes list was based on an independent survey of 10,000 people working at companies with more than 500 employees in Canada.
Respondents were asked to rank their employers and other companies on various measures of diversity, including how employers respect individual differences, offer opportunities for advancement, and make efforts to recruit and retain talent from underrepresented groups.
"In fiscal 2021, KPMG in Canada accomplished its goal of reaching 30 per cent women and 20 per cent people of colour in the partnership. We plan to build on those successes in the coming years, and we've added firm-wide goals as well, because being intentional about change is how we make change actually happen," says Rob Davis, Chief Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors of KPMG in Canada.
KPMG in Canada's FY25 goals include
- Increasing representation of People of Colour (POC) partners in the firm to 26 per cent
- Increasing representation of women partners to 33 per cent
- Increasing representation of Black employees to 5 per cent firm-wide
- Increasing representation of people with disabilities to 6 per cent firm-wide
- Increasing representation of Indigenous Peoples to 1.7 per cent firm-wide
About KPMG in Canada
KPMG LLP, a limited liability partnership, is a full-service Audit, Tax and Advisory firm owned and operated by Canadians. For over 150 years, our professionals have provided consulting, accounting, auditing, and tax services to Canadians, inspiring confidence, empowering change, and driving innovation. Guided by our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Courage, Together, For Better, KPMG employs more than 10,000 people in over 40 locations across Canada, serving private- and public-sector clients. KPMG is consistently ranked one of Canada's top employers and one of the best places to work in the country.
The firm is established under the laws of Ontario and is a member of KPMG's global organization of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a private English company limited by guarantee. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. For more information, see home.kpmg/ca.
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