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Climate change is not a choice. It's billions of them.

At Deloitte, our purpose is to make an impact that matters with our clients, our communities and our people. We aim to accelerate our impact towards a more equitable and sustainable world by providing solutions that help create a better future for all. ​

We accept our shared responsibility as kaitiaki, or guardians, of our natural environment. We practice arataki, committed to creating opportunity and leading the way to a more sustainable world.  ​

Our people are empowered to act on climate change. This includes our internal efforts towards net zero, our efforts to embed sustainability in our operations and our work to engage our ecosystems. We are guided by our Global WorldClimate strategy, which aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 to act on climate change and the Paris Agreement under a 1.5°C scenario. Our strategy and supporting plan centres on further changing behaviours within our organisation and among those we influence to make positive climate choices.

Our goals

Deloitte Global's near-term (2030) greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as 1.5°C-aligned, science-based targets. Deloitte New Zealand has set an ambitious target to accelerate these goals to 2025. 

Our near-term goals are to: 

  • Reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 70% by 2025 from a 2019 base year.
  • Reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions from business travel 50% per FTE by 2025 from a 2019 base year.
  • Engage with our major suppliers with the goal of having 67% (by emissions) set science-based targets by 2025.
  • Sourcing 100% renewable energy for our buildings.
  • Invest in meaningful market solutions for emissions we cannot eliminate.

Deloitte’s near-term goals (2030) were validated in advance of the issuance of the SBTi Net-Zero Standard. Deloitte has also committed to set long-term emissions reduction targets using the SBTi’s Net Zero Standard. 

Deloitte recognises we must align our climate policies, practices and actions across our organisation, by:

  • Designating a senior leader to be responsible for climate in each geography;
  • Prioritising discussion of climate change on executive agendas;
  • Embedding climate-smart considerations into operational decisions; and
  • Continuing to report the organisation’s annual emissions externally for transparency and accountability.

By engaging and educating Deloitte professionals on climate change impacts—decisions about what they consume, use and buy—we will enable our people to make positive climate choices at home and at work, and amplify these through their personal networks.

Deloitte will collaborate with clients, alliance partners, NGOs, industry groups, suppliers and others to:

  • Increase demand for responsible products and services;
  • Remove roadblocks that get in the way of enacting change; and
  • Create innovative climate solutions at a systems and operations level.

Seeking improvements to our systems through our collaborations with the Sustainable Business Council and Climate Leaders Coalition, and by engaging suppliers through our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Our FY23 progress

Our collaborations

Over the last year, global executives have faced a number of challenges, including economic uncertainty, geopolitical conflict, supply chain disruptions, and talent shortages, among others. 

Time is running out to act on climate change with its impacts being felt by us all daily. But with disruption comes the opportunity to be bold and shift our mindset to reap significant rewards for ourselves, the local economy, and future generations of Kiwis.

This report reveals CxOs view climate change as a top priority for their organisations even amid global uncertainty.