Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
In the scope of global challenges, Deloitte member firms recognize that the management of environmental impacts is important. As a result, member firms are committed to advancing their knowledge of environmental sustainability and climate change issues, responding to market needs and providing relevant services. They also seek to raise awareness with the public, their people and their clients and to manage their own environmental footprints stemming from, for example, waste, paper and energy consumption and business travel. A set of global environmental principles is currently being developed which all member firms will are expected to implement locally (see "At DTT member firms"). By managing these impacts responsibly, member firms are able to make a positive contribution to the environment.
While DTT has had no formal tracking system in place to date to collect environmental performance data globally, a survey among member firms has shown that individual member firms have taken initiatives to monitor, manage and report on their environmental impacts and activities for a number of years. The new global environmental program will include tools to help member firms track and report on their performance.
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