At Deloitte, we believe upholding high standards of ethics and integrity is fundamental. We encourage our people to do the right thing in each situation, each time.
Around the globe, respected organizations trust us with sensitive and confidential information as we develop new ways forward for their businesses. And it is not just our clients. Our communities and people have also come to know us as a reliable and honest organization to work with—and for.
That trust is not something we take lightly. It is grounded in our dedication to ethics and earned by our practices and people. They are the ones who build our culture of integrity through their behavior and decision-making each day.
Our Global Principles of Business Conduct—or Global Code—are the standards to which we hold ourselves. They outline the commitments that each of us make. Based on our Shared Values, the Global Code reflects our core belief that, at Deloitte, ethics and integrity are fundamental and not negotiable.
Our commitment to responsible business is rooted in our purpose—more than 175 years of making an impact that matters for our people, society, and clients. The responsible business practices statement outlines our commitments and the principles we believe in.
The Global Code is complemented by our member firm ethics programs and reflects our core belief that ethics and integrity are essential to what we to do. These programs provide support and training to our people to help them build ethical judgment and decision-making skills.
No one should have to navigate a difficult situation alone. When faced with an ethical concern, we encourage our people to consult with their colleagues, line managers, leaders, or through their normal work channels. We also offer formal ethics reporting channels for those who prefer confidential consultation.
Complying with laws, regulations, and professional standards in each jurisdiction and territory where we do business is vital for Deloitte entities. In addition, Deloitte member firms implement internal policies and standards to address important professional behavior that may not be governed by professional requirements. By doing this, we provide quality service to clients and build trust and confidence in global markets.
Integrity is the foundation of our businesses, and we aim to do the right thing even—especially—when it is difficult to do so.
Debbie Rheder, Deloitte Global Chief Ethics Officer