For the first time, the 250 partners and 5,500 professionals in 22 office locations in Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam from within Deloitte Southeast Asia (SEA), coordinated the annual Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) activities on 19 October for Deloitte‘s Impact Day 2012. The efforts of this region-wide CSR initiative were centred on the unifying theme of Youth & Education.
As part of the program, Deloitte Indonesia proudly presented an Olympic Day theme which was under DeloitteSHINES (Spreading Hope in the Nation by Embracing Society). Collaborating with Yayasan Mitra Mandiri Indonesia, around 120 partners and staff of Deloitte Indonesia engaged in sports activities with almost a hundred of young boys and girls from the shelter homes of Yayasan Nanda Dian Nusantara at the Highland Park Resort, Bogor.
The registration process was a unique one: a booth was set up and the people who registered themselves would get the I SHINE pin. Another program in this SEA Impact Day was The "O" Box donation where Deloitte people gave their contribution by donating their unused belongings. Actually, the donations were not only limited to the belongings which they would like to share that are still feasible to use, but also brand new items. During donation period, there were clothes, bags, lunch boxes, drinking bottles, toys, dolls, whiteboards, electric fans, mats, books containers, learning props and many more. They had been dropped at Marketing & Communication during the donation period and were then given to Yayasan Nanda Dian Nusantara at the end.
With this, Deloitte Indonesia embraced the society again and believed that it was able to impart to the youths the importance of certain values such as honesty, fair play, respect for self and others and make them learn on how to cope with competition – not just win or lose. In-kind donations were also shared to the shelter homes to support their daily teaching and learning activities.
“The Deloitte SEA Impact Day program is not merely a giving-gift activity but it has a higher aim of giving importance to everyone, especially the underprivileged teens. We, in Deloitte, will continuously care and share. We will strive to make meaningful connections with the less-fortunate youths to make them be able to also impart positive contributions to the community,” said Mr Danilo Alcantara, Country Leader of Deloitte Indonesia.
“In our 10 years of CSR activity, we recorded that Deloitte gives the highest number for volunteer supports where more than 200 of Deloitte‘s employees supports each of our activities with Deloitte. This shown us how high the commitment and leadership of Deloitte in giving back to those who is in need. We thank Deloitte for their continues commitment,” added Mr Gino Latief, Executive Director of Yayasan Mitra Mandiri Indonesia.
These activities are a testament to the firm‘s dedication to invest in our communities as a responsible professional services organisation. As part of our ongoing CSR efforts, Deloitte has been a regular supporter of Youth & Education causes, in which we believe we have and will continue to make an impact.