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EnvironmentWe have long strived to reduce the impact of our operations and services on the environment. In 2008 we established an ISO14001-certified environmental management system covering our UK offices and more recently we were able to extend this to include our operations in Switzerland.

As part of this agenda, in 2011 we developed Our Green Journey, our 10-year strategy to decouple business growth from our environmental impacts and push Deloitte to the forefront of the market in sustainability innovation. To date, we have made excellent progress towards our targets:

Target FY11 (Baseline) FY12 FY13 Progress vs. target Target date
Reduce our total carbon emissions by 35% per FTE
(tonnes CO2e/ FTE)
4.21 4.21 3.93 -6.7% 2020
Reduce our emissions from energy usage by 30% per FTE
(tonnes CO2e/ FTE)
1.51 1.44 1.36 -9.7% 2020
Reduce our  emissions from business travel by 25% per FTE
(tonnes CO2e/ FTE)
2.68 2.75 2.55 -4.9% 2020
Increase our video-conferencing usage by 50%
(No. of meetings)
1,732 2,135 2,583 49.1% 2013

Reduce our potable water consumption by 20% per FTE
(m/ FTE)

8.76 8.90 7.92 -9.6% 2020
Reduce waste production by 20% per FTE
(tonnes/ FTE)
0.17 0.16 0.17 0.5% 2020
Send zero waste to landfill*
97.8% 98.9% 99.0% 1.3% 2015
Reduce our paper consumption by 20% per FTE
(kg/ FTE)
55.46 50.14 45.26 -18.4% 2020

* Where waste management is under our direct control.

These results have been possible due to significant investment in our estate and a real desire from our people to support our environmental agenda. For more details on our successful environmental programme, please read Impact 2013. The report also contains our detailed Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Environmental Metrics Statement, which has been developed in line with best-practice as set out in the recent Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013. For more information on this regulation and how it might affect your business, please see our recent thought piece, Lip Service or Leadership.

Sustainability Policies:

Environmental Policy
Sustainable Procurement Policy

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  • Environmental policy statement

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