PKF O’Connor Davies Signs CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Pledge
Firm joins over 2,000 companies in making the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, is proud to announce that it has been named an official signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Pledge. CEO Action – a coalition of over 2,000 companies across 85-plus industries – is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to drive measurable action and meaningful change in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. The Firm’s involvement in this effort reflects its ongoing commitment to a culture of belonging and represents tangible progress in its strategic diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
“We’ve always sought out ways to further strengthen our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and this coalition provides the perfect opportunity to once again underscore the vital importance of an inclusive workplace environment,” said Kevin J. Keane, Executive Chairman at PKF O’Connor Davies. “I am proud to sign the CEO Action Pledge on behalf of our more than 1,400 employees and 150 Partners as we continue efforts to ensure all team members feel heard, validated and respected.”
In joining the CEO Action coalition, the Firm and fellow signatories are committed to sharing best practices. In addition to signing the Pledge, PKF O’Connor Davies’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council will maintain its work defining and refining the Firm’s DE&I strategy, as well as developing employee education resources and tools to realize a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Team members will have professional development opportunities to maintain an open dialogue and foster candid conversations on diversity and inclusion, and unconscious bias training will remain available for all team members.
“Formally signing the CEO Action Pledge is a significant declaration from our Firm’s leadership and one that speaks volumes about the extent to which diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging remain foundational elements at our Firm,” said Truphena Martin, Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at PKF O’Connor Davies. “While our DE&I endeavors will always be a work in progress, this bold statement conveys to our team members, clients and stakeholders that these efforts are of the utmost importance to our organization.”
The CEO Action Pledge centers around four primary commitments. Signatories agree to cultivate trusting workplaces that can have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations; implement and/or expand unconscious bias education; share best – and unsuccessful – practices; and create and share strategic inclusion and diversity plans with their respective governing bodies.