Deloitte helping make an IMPACTDOWNLOAD
15 November 2012: Some 2500 partners and employees from professional services firm Deloitte will take time out of the office on November 16 to help with issues that are challenging their communities. Small teams of volunteers will bring their skills and hands-on support to more than 150 not-for-profit organisations and schools as part of Deloitte’s global IMPACT Day.
Deloitte Australia will be part of a global thrust, with about 50,000 Deloitte people across 60 countries volunteering their time and skills to serve the communities in which they live and work.
“Deloitte believes that one of the greatest assets an organisation can give back to its local communities is our intellectual capital, as this contributes to long-term sustainable community investment,” said Giam Swiegers, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Australia.
“IMPACT Day provides an opportunity for us to focus on issues challenging our communities and make a difference through hands-on-volunteer programs supporting more than 150 not-for-profit organisations,” added Giam Swiegers.
Cindy Hook, Deloitte National Leader Assurance and Advisory and the firm’s Executive sponsor of the event believes one of the most exciting things about IMPACT Day is the chance to connect with charitable organisations and schools across Australia and ask them ‘How can we help make an impact for you?’
“From this feedback we have organised volunteers to do everything from assisting organisations in formalising their business plans, developing apps, building websites to planting trees and judging talent shows.
“IMPACT Day demonstrates our people’s commitment to society and, importantly, helps define our Deloitte culture. It inspires Deloitte people around the world to get involved in shared global challenges and to make a difference first-hand,” she said.
“Volunteerism also helps Deloitte people develop their leadership and professional skills while working on complex issues, which can only enhance their ability to service their clients world-wide.
“Corporate responsibility is a fundamental commitment of Deloitte member firms. Not only does volunteerism have a positive impact on not-for-profit organisations, community groups and society in general, but it provides our people with valuable personal and professional development,” she finished.
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