We maintain constant dialogue with our stakeholders; this helps us understand their needs, build trust, define value creation, as well as identify specific risks and opportunities for our business. We engage with our stakeholders through regular meetings, conferences, events and surveys. Naturally, the number of in-person meetings with stakeholders has declined because of the Covid-19 pandemic; this was offset by a corresponding increase in online meetings.
Stakeholder groups (in alphabetical order)
Methods of engagement
Clients (and their stakeholders)
Clients pay fees in return for our products and services, delivering trust on their (non-) financial information for their stakeholders.
Employees provide their time, skills and knowledge to the firm. In return, they receive salaries, benefits and opportunities for career advancement.
Equity partners provide the financial capital we need to run our business -– as well as management and technical skills. In return, they receive a share of our profits.
Graduates and professionals
We hire graduates and experienced professionals to support our business – in return, they have access to attractive new career opportunities.
We maintain a close working relationship with KPMG International and other KPMG member firms.
Professional bodies and academia
Professional bodies and academia provide insights into quality standards and possible improvements in our approach, systems and processes.
Regulators, politicians and other standard-setters
Regulators, politicians and standard-setters act on behalf of society; they provide our operating framework and independent assessment of our work.
Society and local communities
Society provides us with access to markets and labour, as well as our social ‘licence to operate’.
Suppliers and business partners
Suppliers provide products and services we need to run our business – we also work with business partners to develop new solutions.