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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Deloitte

At Deloitte, we want everyone to feel they can be themselves and to thrive at work—in each country where we operate, in everything we do, every day.

We are committed to supporting and empowering all of our people in achieving their full potential. At Deloitte, we know how important it is that all our people can be their true, authentic selves at work and we are united against any form of social injustice.

Learn more about diversity, equity & inclusion at Deloitte:

How would you feel?

Deloitte Global has developed the "How would you feel?" immersive experiences to allow people to gain an imagined first-person perspective of how someone might experience their workday. Each five-minute module features actors bringing to life scenarios developed in consultation with people with lived experience. They are not based on actual events or people—either at Deloitte or in other workplaces—and they do not aim to represent the experience of every person with similar characteristics; instead, they are intended to offer insights into the types of experiences that some people in underrepresented groups may have in the workplace.

    How would you feel?

    Can you see me?

    We created a series of films which tell individual stories from members of under-represented groups. While each character is fictional and played by an actor (who themselves has lived experience), their stories are an amalgam of real lived experience of people across workplaces. The films were created to help us all understand that we are all a sum of our parts and experiences—and that our words and actions have an impact on others. We want people to immerse themselves in someone else’s story to experience the world from a different point of view.

      Stand up, speak up

      We created a film, ‘Stand up, speak up’ to remind us that it’s up to all of us to be allies—even when it’s not easy. It challenges us all to use our voices and speak up. To be visible and vocal allies.

      Diversity, equity and inclusion at Deloitte

      We believe that an inclusive culture, underpinned at all times by respect, provides the foundation for a diverse and vibrant organization—we understand that providing this workplace environment for all our people is a long-term commitment. We also understand that diversity requires deliberate action when it comes to the way we work. Whether through embracing the power of allyship, or by making our processes more inclusive, we are taking clear and consistent action to achieve the aspirational diversity goals that we have set for ourselves.

      Our Global Executive and Board have committed to a number of global diversity goals. Progress against these goals is measured through a formal assessment to hold leaders accountable for their focus and effort in delivering our global inclusion strategy. Using these measures, progress on diversity goals is discussed at Executive meetings on a regular basis.

      Here's how we’re taking action:

      Deloitte leaders strive to make women’s equity the norm across the organization. We have set aspirational goals for all Deloitte firms and have developed consistent initiatives spanning the entire career lifecycle—from recruitment, promotion, and succession processes to mentoring, sponsorship, and agile working. Deloitte firm CEOs have committed to deliver on these initiatives and report progress to the Deloitte Global CEO, Deloitte Global Executive, and Deloitte Global Board of Directors on a regular basis.

      We want everyone at Deloitte to feel they can be themselves at work, and we want our LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and more) people to feel confident in being who they are and empowered to thrive within Deloitte and within the societies Deloitte serves.

      Deloitte is proud to be a signatory of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business in Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI people (the UN Standards) and is working hard to deliver on this commitment. In line with the UN standard to act in the public sphere, Deloitte is also proud to be a member of the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality. Deloitte has also joined the Brunswick Group’s coalition Open for Business, which is a network of major businesses campaigning for LGBT+ inclusion globally.

      We believe the power of ‘allyship’ is a critical element of LGBT+ diversity, whereby our people support the rights and wellbeing of their LGBT+ colleagues. Allyship isn’t just passive support, but part of our everyday actions—visibly and vocally supporting LGBT+ people inside and outside of Deloitte. 

      We believe that supporting mental health is a critical element for attracting and retaining the best people. We recognize the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace and the need for our people to know where and how to seek support when they are facing challenges. We also know how important it is for Deloitte leaders to be vocal on mental health when it comes to providing a work environment that is free of stigma. To help deliver on its commitment to workplace mental health, Deloitte has introduced a Global Mental Health Baseline—comprising a number of actions that it expects to be taken in every country where it operates.

      Deloitte is proud to be a founding partner of the Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health, a global business-led coalition whose mission is to both advocate for and accelerate positive change for mental health in the workplace on a global basis.

      Deloitte stands against systemic bias, racism and unequal treatment. We take seriously our responsibility to listen, learn and lead the change we wish to see in the world. Within our organization, we continue to drive global and local initiatives to increase Black and Ethnic Minority representation, from recruitment to learning and development, career progression and mentoring. One of the ways we are taking action is by increasing our commitments to support the fostering of racial inclusion in the US and Canada, including over US$10 million dollars of contributions and pro bono commitments to a number of organizations that are fighting for social justice, tackling employment and wealth inequality, and creating educational opportunities for underserved communities. We are also a founding member of the Change the Race Ratio campaign in the UK, focused on increasing racial and ethnic participation in the UK’s business ecosystem.

      Deloitte’s global approach to disability inclusion is built upon the ‘social model’ in that people are disabled only by the social and physical environment around them. We are thus focused on providing a workplace environment in which our people can thrive—this includes providing tools and resources to help enable our people to reach their full career potential. It also means educating colleagues on disability inclusion and providing resources for matters such as returning to work.

      In 2023, Deloitte proudly signed the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Global Business and Disability Network Charter which provides a comprehensive framework to help organizations achieve business success while simultaneously creating equal opportunities for people with disabilities. Deloitte Global is focused on actions across the career life cycle—from hiring, workplace culture and environment and to career development—that are aligned to the 10 principles within this charter.

      At Deloitte, we recognize that everyone has personal strengths and things they struggle with, but for some people the variation between those strengths and challenges is more pronounced. Neurodiversity—also referred to as neurodivergence—is about the diversity of human minds; the range of differences in the ways people’s brains function and process information. Neurodiversity inclusion embraces and welcomes these differences and recognizes that people who think in different ways bring strengths and advantages.

      Deloitte’s global neurodiversity inclusion strategy focuses on enablers of neurodivergent professionals’ success in the workplace across their entire career life cycle.

      Our shared values at Deloitte include, “Take care of each other” and “Foster inclusion.” One of the ways we bring those shared values to life is by promoting allyship, which means visibly and vocally standing up for the rights of others, addressing bias and unacceptable behavior—and encouraging people to use their voice to effect change. It goes far beyond expressing passive support—it is a long-term commitment to advocate for others.