Values & culture

At KPMG, we inspire confidence and empower change in all we do, every single day.

At KPMG, we inspire confidence and empower change in all we do. We challenge ourselves to bring our absolute best to clients, to the public and to one another, every single day. We set ourselves apart through our passion and pride, our expertise and our curiosity, our inclusive culture and our focus on developing the leaders of tomorrow.

It's not just what we do at KPMG that matters: we also pay attention to how we do it. Our values are our core beliefs, guiding and unifying our actions and behaviors. Shared across every level and in every country, jurisdiction and territory in which we operate, they are the foundation of our unique culture.

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Our values represent what we believe in and what’s important to us as an organization. They guide the decisions we make as well as how we work with each other, our clients, the companies we audit, and all our stakeholders. 

  • Integrity: We do what’s right.
  • Excellence: We never stop learning and improving.
  • Courage: We think and act boldly.
  • Together: We respect each other and draw strength from our differences.
  • For Better: We do what matters.

Swiss Code of Conduct 2022

Code of Conduct KPMG Switzerland
  1. Integrity

    Integrity means we are honest, fair and consistent in our words, actions and decisions – both inside and outside work. We take responsibility for our day-to-day behavior, embrace accountability and hold ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards at all times – even when under pressure.

    We keep our promises and set an example for others to follow.

  2. Excellence

    Excellence means relentlessly delivering quality work to the highest professional standards. We do this by staying curious and taking personal responsibility for our learning.

    We constantly look to improve our work through data and insights and are open to new challenges and feedback because that is how we develop and improve.

  3. Courage

    Courage is about being open to new ideas and being honest about the limits of our own knowledge and experience. It’s about applying professional skepticism to what we see and asking questions where we have doubts.

    We speak up if we see something we believe is wrong and we support those who have the courage to speak up themselves. Courage is being bold enough to step outside of your comfort zone.

  4. Together

    We do our best work when we do it together: In teams, across teams, and by working with others outside our organization. Working together is important because we know it’s collaboration that shapes opinions and drives creativity.

    We embrace people with diverse backgrounds, skills, perspectives and life experiences and ensure different voices are heard. We show care and consideration for others and strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong.

  5. For Better

    For Better means taking a long-term view, even in our day-to-day choices, because we want to build a stronger KPMG for the future. We never lose sight of the importance of our role in building trust in the capital markets and in business.

    We make sustainable, positive change in our local communities and in society at large, striving to make the world a better place.

Inclusion, diversity & equity

At KPMG we value our diversity and the many different perspectives our people bring to complex issues. That’s why we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where our people can flourish, both as professionals and as individuals. This includes investment in their skills and knowledge to further expand, deepen and evolve our expertise.

We want to attract, retain and develop diverse talent at all levels. This means recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, removing barriers that can prevent our people from reaching their full potential. We want talent and determination to determine our people’s success – nothing else.

We have been awarded the "Fair-ON-Pay Advanced" certificate by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) and support the Work Smart Initiative. External partnerships like Advance Gender Equality in Business, our support for female board members through WomenCorporateDirectors as well as our commitment as a sponsor of the Women’s Board Award complement our various internal Inclusion & Diversity activities and help us have a positive impact on both our employees and society.

Claudia Bär
Claudia Bär

Director, HR Business Partner Audit and Inclusion, Diversity & Equity lead

KPMG Switzerland

With over 56 nationalities providing great ethnic and cultural diversity, KPMG is a place where everyone is valued for their skills, voices and differences. This brings together a variety of experiences and perspectives that make KPMG a top employer. Different backgrounds and mindsets also help us understand our clients’ needs and provide them with the right solutions.

A gender-diverse workforce is an essential part of this bigger picture. While the gender distribution is close to 50% at KPMG’s junior levels, our goal is to increase female representation at senior, leadership and partnership levels. We are committed to supporting women at all levels through a range of initiatives. Including the KPMG Network of Women (KNOW), our internal mentoring program entitled WoMentoring, as well as inclusive leadership workshops for senior leadership.

At KPMG, it’s important to us to create a work environment where people feel comfortable and safe, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We are awarded with the Swiss LGBTI Label and help LGBTIQ+ individuals thrive in the workplace and reach their full potential.

An inclusive workplace is a flexible workplace.

We provide a range of flexible working options both in terms of location and time in order to give our employees the support and flexibility to balance their careers with life outside of work, empower them to foster their wellbeing and enable them to deliver exceptional work and results for our clients.

These options include working remotely from Switzerland or abroad, part-time options, unpaid leave and additional vacation days.

Our external employee assistance program, which is free of charge for our employees, provides professional support in all situations where employees find themselves dealing with difficult circumstances related to health, work, personal or financial issues.

To support working parents, we are proud to offer an additional 10 days of parental leave for new mothers or fathers to be taken up to one year after a child is born or adopted. This is an increase from 16 to 18 weeks for maternity leave, and two to four weeks for paternity leave. New mothers and fathers also have the right to take an additional two months of unpaid leave.

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People & Culture

At KPMG, we value a culture in which our staff are able to develop to their full potential.