Corporate Social Responsibility
In Deloitte, we all share a desire to give something back to society. Our volunteering and giving programmes provide opportunities to get involved in doing just that:
By pursuing your career with us, you have the opportunity to take care of more than just your own future.
IMPACT Day is a Deloitte worldwide initiative where our people volunteer to devote one working day to a project that has a direct and positive impact on society. Projects include painting, decorating, gardening and organising day trips for a variety of charitable and public service organisations. We also support a individuals in their volunteering efforts.
Each year, Deloitte matches the funds donated by our people in a firm-wide appeal on behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Christmas. The Deloitte Endowment Fund provides seven access scholarships annually at DCU. We also support Gaisce – the President’s Award, Junior Achievement Ireland, the Irish Centre for Talented Youth as well as numerous prizes for academic excellence at third level. We are corporate members of the National Concert Hall. We also support business partnering with the arts through the Business2Arts initiative.
The Green Agenda initiative is a key component of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Our goal is to promote sustainability and to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment. As part of our Green Agenda we are not printing the full graduate brochure, instead we have made it interactive and accessible online. Through our “Think Green” initiatives we are actively engaged in monitoring our impact on the environment and creating awareness amongst our people. Staff participation is key in ensuring that our sustainability programme is a success, so, all staff members are encouraged to put forward their own ideas for a greener office and to ‘Think Green’. Significant savings have been achieved through changes in work practices resulting in a 37% reduction in our Carbon Footprint during the first 3 years out the campaign. Our modern offices employ the most up-to-date energy and waste management practices. We continue to invest in high end IT, communications and printing technologies with a view to making savings in power, cooling, travel and consumption. In 2011 Deloitte became one of the first Professional Services firm to obtain the ISO 14001-2004 certification for our Environmental Management System. This year at the Green Awards, Deloitte was delighted to win the awards for Green Professional Services Firm and to be placed in the top 10 in for the Overall Green Business Award.
As part of our Green Agenda we will not be printing the full graduate brochure this year; instead, we have made it accessible through our dedicated graduate website.