Businesses are asked to support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility;
Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
In the scope of global challenges, DTTL 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. By managing these impacts responsibly, member firms are able to make a positive contribution to the environment.
While DTTL 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. On the pages below are examples of member firm activities to promote environmental responsibility.