Our shared values play an important role in making KPMG what it is today - for our people and our clients. They help colleagues work together effectively and in a consistent manner. This way, wherever you are in the world you can experience the same working environment and culture. Similarly, wherever we operate, our clients know what to expect of KPMG.
Our values explained
At all levels acting in a way that exemplifies what we expect of each other and our firms' clients.
Bringing out the best in each other and creating strong and successful working relationships.
Respecting people for who they are and for their knowledge, skills and experience as individuals and team members.
Challenging assumptions, pursuing facts, and strengthening our reputation as trusted and objective business advisers.
Sharing information, insight, and advice frequently and constructively and managing tough situations with courage and candor.
Acting as responsible corporate citizens and broadening our skills, experience, and perspectives through work in our communities.
Constantly striving to uphold the highest professional standards, provide sound advice, and rigorously maintain our independence.
What they mean to our people"It is exciting to see KPMG's global leadership adopt 'Employer of Choice' as a strategic initiative. Succeeding in today's marketplace means we absolutely must recruit, retain, develop, advance, reward and recognize all of our people. Our firmsí clients and the marketplace demand it."
Values in action
Working together to win an account through open and honest communication
When the U.S. firm bid for one of the largest wireless carriers in the country, it was clear that the client wanted to get to know the people who would be working day-to-day on the account. So rather than the partners it was five senior managers in the spotlight taking responsibility for the pitch.
We worked together right from the start, and this involved open communication between us so that we could quickly become a strong team. When it came to the big day, we were ready. We each knew each of our responsibilities, and our strengths and weaknesses. And we won.