We believe that Transformation is not just about numbers and statistics – it is about changing the minds and hearts of everyone with which we interact.
Our Transformation framework is underpinned by an unwavering commitment to overarching principles. This ensures that our focus remains relevant and all-encompassing, but at the same time allows for specific guidelines for each element.
Our focus on Transformation is also a business imperative as, rightly, our clients and other stakeholders demand that we have an appropriate, constructive and engaging response to the many challenges – and opportunities – that this presents.
Embracing diversity also makes us stronger, allowing us to leverage off our different experiences and backgrounds to benefit our clients and achieve our shared objectives. To this end, diversity in the Firm is not only encouraged, but sought and celebrated. There is a place for every individual at KPMG, regardless of race, gender or any other aspect of human diversity.
Our Transformation fundamentals are aligned with the seven elements of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act and the CA Charter.
However, while we see diversity across our Firm in many ways, we also know we still have a long way to go to fully realise the South African dream. For instance, our black ownership is now over 25 percent, but it clearly still falls far short of the country’s demographics. We are not only committed to achieving the targets set by government, but eager to stretch ourselves and to achieve beyond these targets, because we believe that this is the right thing to do.
For further information about KPMG in South Africa’s transformation framework and progress, access our periodically updated publication, Transformation on Track.