Deloitte stands against systemic bias, racism, and inequitable treatment. We take seriously our responsibility to listen, learn, and lead the change we wish to see in the world. As an example, the Deloitte US Health Equity Institute has a mission to advance health equity by creating cross-sector collaborations and tools aimed at addressing disparities in the drivers of health, racism and bias, and structural flaws in the health system.
Deloitte US and Deloitte Canada continue to support a number of organizations that are fighting for social justice, tackling employment and wealth inequality, and creating educational opportunities for underserved communities. Deloitte Canada’s Black Action Council has donated funds and provided pro bono engagements toward corporate contributions to Black-owned organizations, as well as those that focus on the progress of Black people. Deloitte US’s Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable (MADE) initiative has committed US$75 million to fuel greater racial and ethnic diversity in tax and accounting, and in 2022 also launched the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Institute™ to further sustain equity and belonging for all.
Deloitte Canada signed a multi-year agreement in 2022 with Indspire, an organization that invests in the education of Indigenous peoples. Both Deloitte Canada and Deloitte Australia published Reconciliation Action Plans outlining each firm’s commitments to further engage and collaborate with First Nations People.
Deloitte firms are actively engaged in recruitment, learning and development, career progression, and mentoring initiatives aimed at increasing Black and ethnic minority representation throughout the organization. For example, Deloitte UK is supporting the 10,000 Black Interns initiative. Some Deloitte firms—including Deloitte US, Deloitte UK, and Deloitte South Africa—report on racial and ethnic representation within their firms. Read more about their efforts and the impact in the Deloitte US 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Transparency Report, the Deloitte Africa Transparency Report, and the Deloitte UK 2023 Pay and Inclusion Report. Deloitte UK has voluntarily reported its ethnicity pay gap since 2017.
Deloitte is committed to fostering a culture and systems that provide opportunities for everyone to thrive as their exceptional selves and reach their full potential, and to creating meaningful talent experiences for professionals across demographic groups. The Deloitte UK Black Action plan outlines five actions to help develop Black professionals, including a “5 Million Futures” societal collaboration with Blueprint for All.
In a year of global challenges with a deeply human impact, Deloitte sought to support and inspire our people and communities, making an impact that matters in society.
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