Below is a message Laura Newinski and I shared with our people.
Attacks against Asian Americans, especially the elderly, have increased in California and cities across the U.S. in recent days and violence against members of the Pan-Asian community has continued to rise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
KPMG does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or racism; and condemns all forms of violence and xenophobia—all acts of hatred and bigotry are wrong. Consistent with our values and our diversity and inclusion principles, we want to reiterate our commitment to ensuring that KPMG is a place where all can thrive. This is core to who we are.
As a signatory of the Ascend COVID-19 5-Point Action Agenda, we will continue to speak up against acts of intolerance and racism against Pan-Asians and all people, and ensure we continue to foster an inclusive, safe environment for everyone.