KPMG

The Netherlands
Commercial and Professional Services

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High Risk

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KPMG, an accounting network, forced out its Chair in the UK after 30 years of service after he denounced unconscious bias seminars. It has also cut ties with golfer Phil Mickelson after making comments on the Saudi's human rights violations. KPMG scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, KPMG increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. KPMG forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. KPMG provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and supports the Equality Act. KPMG is part of Glasgow's Net Zero Alliance and a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. The company is a Titanium partner of PFLAG. For these reasons, KPMG receives a High Risk rating.

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