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October 1, 2023

KPMG Gets Another Award For Being the Big 4 Firm That Is the Least Old, Male, and Pale

Did you guys see DiversityInc’s 2019 ranking of the top 50 companies for diversity? In past years, there’s been most, if not all, of the Big 4 represented. But not recently. Only one Big 4 firm made the list in 2018 and 2019, and that firm is KPMG.

Maybe KPMG nearly sweeping Vault’s 2020 accounting firm diversity rankings wasn’t a fluke after all.

KPMG came in ninth in this year’s DiversityInc list of the top 50 companies for diversity, dropping one spot from eighth in 2018.

This year’s top 10 companies are:

  1. AT&T
  2. Marriott International
  3. ADP
  4. Hilton
  5. Eli Lilly and Company
  6. Comcast NBCUniversal
  7. Accenture
  8. Mastercard
  9. KPMG
  10. Abbott

The House of Klynveld has made DiversityInc’s list every year since 2008 and has finished in the top 25 in 10 of those 12 years.

If you’re interested in such things, you can find DiversityInc’s methodology here, which includes:

The DiversityInc Top 50 ranking is based on empirical data obtained through organizations filling out the survey. Participation is free and companies that do business with DiversityInc receive no preferential treatment.

The survey tracks human capital outcomes and connects them with best practices utilized to promote the advancement of underrepresented groups in the workplace. And results are highly regarded by media, corporations, government agencies, academia and the public at large thanks to the exhaustive vetting of data tracking real diversity on the ground.

With more than 200 sophisticated questions — everything from women representation in the corner offices, to Blacks and Latinos getting promotions into management, to manager accountability when it comes to promoting diversity — applicants can see how they truly stack up against their competition and beyond when it comes to championing diversity.

The survey also tracks demographics outside of the employers’ internal workforce, tracking primary and secondary supplier diversity as a reflection of a larger diversity commitment.

While Deloitte is nowhere to be found, EY and PwC—both members of the DiversityInc Top 50 Hall of Fame—weren’t completely shut out in 2019, as they found their way on some of DiversityInc’s “specialty lists.”

Top Companies for Talent Acquisition

4. EY
5. PwC

Top Companies for Supplier Diversity

6. EY
7. PwC

Top Companies for People with Disabilities

6. EY
12. PwC

Top Companies for LGBT Employees (ranked alphabetically)

  • EY
  • KPMG
  • PwC

Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups

1. EY
10. KPMG

Top Companies for Mentoring

5. EY
7. PwC
11. KPMG

Top Companies for Diversity Councils

1. EY
10. KPMG
11. PwC

Top Companies for Executive Women

3. EY
14. KPMG
15. PwC

Top Companies for Sponsorship

6. EY
7. PwC
11. KPMG

Related article:

Vault 2020 Firm Rankings: KPMG Is the Diversitiest of the Big 4

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