Racial and ethnic inclusion

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, in 2021, Deloitte US also launched the Deloitte Health Equity Institute whose mission is to drive change that addresses racism, bias and inequity in health outcomes through public, private and social sector collaboration. The Deloitte Health Equity Institutes, which include Deloitte US, Deloitte India and Deloitte Africa, aspire to be catalysts for change by bringing business, government and community leaders together to intentionally design and build systems that advance health equity as an outcome.

To help foster racial inclusion, Deloitte US and Deloitte Canada donated more than US$10 million in contributions and pro bono commitments to a number of organisations that are fighting for social justice, tackling employment and wealth inequality, and creating educational opportunities for underserved communities. 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 DEI Institute to further sustain equity and belonging for all.

Deloitte Canada, in 2022, signed a multi-year agreement with Indspire—an organisation that invests in the education of Indigenous peoples—for over CAD$500,000. 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 is actively engaged in global and local recruitment, learning and development, career progression and mentoring initiatives aimed at increasing Black and ethnic minority representation throughout the organisation. 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 in the Deloitte US 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Transparency Report, the Deloitte South Africa Transparency Report and the Deloitte UK 2021 Ethnicity Pay Report. Deloitte UK has reported its ethnicity pay gap (the difference in the average hourly rate of pay between earnings for ethnic minority and non-ethnic minority employees) since 2017.

Deloitte firms offer their leaders a range of resources to help them support their Black professionals and to mitigate the disproportional impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on them. These resources include the Deloitte US Support your Black workforce, now toolkit and the Deloitte Canada Black in Canada report. The Deloitte US 2021 equity imperative report addresses the need for business to take bold action. Deloitte UK is a Founding Partner of the Change the Race Ratio campaign that focuses on increasing racial and ethnic participation in business. 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.

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