Deloitte believes it has a powerful role to play in strengthening our communities. Our strong culture of service and authentic desire to make meaningful social impact, that also delivers significant business value, is at the heart of all our community involvement initiatives. Whether times are good or bad, we believe that we have more to offer than just our checkbook. Our deep commitment to skills-based volunteering, pro-bono work and thought leadership serves as the foundation of our multi-faceted involvement strategy.
IMPACT Day is a year-round celebration of Deloitte’s commitment to community investment. Contrary to what the name may suggest, IMPACT Day is not just one day. IMPACT Day activities take different forms and occur at different times of year around the other Deloitte member firms worldwide.
IMPACT Day is an opportunity for Deloitte people to put their passion, determination, and skills to use for the benefit of their communities—leaving behind their laptops, conferences calls, and emails to make a difference in the communities they serve. They provide skills-based volunteering and a helping hand to hundreds of not-for-profit organizations where they share their knowledge and expertise, helping local schools with new or existing programs, as well as painting buildings and beautifying parks and public beaches. IMAPACT Day for Deloitte Cayman is usually held in November.
At Deloitte Cayman innovation plays a role in our office environment and as such, an Innovation Council was launched. Its members consist of managers and senior managers from various departments whereby roles are assigned and meetings are organised. Their mission is to help develop a culture of innovation and to provide an opportunity to inspire our people to relentlessly and continuously convert ideas into value for clients and the firm.
The Council created the 'Innovation Zone' which is a place on our local intranet where staff can submit ideas electronically to be reviewed by the Council, processed, shared with staff, allow feedback and then if approved, implemented.
Globally, Deloitte has appointed a Young Partner Advisory Council (YPAC) group for innovation. The group’s charter is to develop recommendations to apply innovation across all aspects of Deloitte including technology, brand, client service delivery, talent and corporate responsibility. The group consists of 25 partners representing 24 countries throughout the Deloitte global network. Past members of YPAC have gone on to take global leadership roles within the organization.
Deloitte Cayman was one of the first companies to sign the 2007 Chamber of Commerce Pledge which states that 'We will adopt the Green Global company standard to facilitate improved environmental and social outcomes.'
Since then an internal Green Committee was formed and its members educate and promote green tips to all staff to reduce, reuse and recycle when at all possible. The committee also actively participates in the community by organising activities that promote green projects at local schools on Earth Day as well as organise internal fundraisers to collect funds which are used to plant trees around various communities.
Alumni of Deloitte can network and reconnect with former colleagues and friends at annual events organised by the Alumni Committee. Invited are those who have worked from Deloitte Cayman or other Deloitte member firms internationally who currently reside on the island. The alumni newsletter, Links, is distributed by email and allows alumni to be kept up-to-date on current industry news, what's happening at the firm and where former colleagues are. There is also a Deloitte Cayman Alumni Linked In page which posts topics that are available for comments and discussions on a regular basis.