When Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) joined the UN Global Compact at its inception in 2000, it committed to complying with the nine UN-principles on human rights, labor rights, and the environment. In June 2004, a 10th principle on anti-corruption was adopted by the UN for which DTTL has also expressed its support. The ten principles closely align with DTTL’s commitment to responsible business and the nine Ethical Principles and four Shared Values which form the basis of all DTTL member firms’ interaction with their clients, employees, and the public. These four Shared Values are:
Below is DTTL’s Communication on Progress against the UN Global Compact principles during fiscal year 2005/2006. The document provides examples of activities but is not an exhaustive list of relevant activities of DTTL and its member firms. DTTL member firms are separately and independently owned which means they have the opportunity to implement programs in alignment with national customs and cultures as long as they reflect global visions and policies. This is done because experience shows that programs implemented with respect for local conditions and traditions yield the best results. Some examples of progress therefore represent activities of individual member firms while others represent DTTL programs and initiatives. In some countries such as South Africa, the DTTL member firm publishes individual sustainability reports with information about member firm performance in the area of corporate social responsibility. The DTTL Worldwide Member Firms 2006 Review also contains examples of relevant DTTL member firm activities around the world.