U.S. Headquarters: New York City
Global Employees: 145,000
U.S. Employees: 21,733
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 22
Why It’s on the List
In the most competitive industry for diversity management, professional services, KPMG continues to improve.
The firm has put a strong emphasis on developing a future pipeline of talent and is in the seventh year of its Future Diversity Leaders Program, which identifies diverse high-performing students who may eventually matriculate into full-time employment at KPMG. They are mentored by KPMG partners and employees and are eligible for scholarships. KPMG also started and continues to be a major supporter of The PhD Project.
Internally, the emphasis has been on retention, talent development and promotion. The Key Account Rotation program targets Black, Latino, American Indian and Asian associates to expose them to a broad range of clients. The program is being expanded to employees who self-identify as LGBT. The Managing Career/Life Choices program is aimed at senior-associate women. KPMG has also been focusing on sponsorship through its Leaders Engaging Leaders program.
Diversity is factored into succession planning, and senior executives are held accountable for sustainable results.
KPMG has outstanding resource groups, with 40 percent of employees participating in at least one group.
Other DiversityInc Lists
- No. 9 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees
- No. 4 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities
Chairman and CEO
“Building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture is a strategic priority and fundamental to our business objectives. It gives us the broadest and deepest talent pool and a wide range of perspectives, opening the way to innovative solutions we need to serve clients and compete, today and in the future.”
National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility
“Diversity is foundational to our high-performance culture and success as a firm. We’re building a sustainable, diverse talent pipeline for our organization and the broader market by making long-term strategic investments in programs from early childhood and throughout the education continuum that also serve to bolster our communities.”