The green thread that binds us
This year marks 175 years of Deloitte people making an impact that matters. It’s an enduring story that began in 1845 with William Welch Deloitte, someone who understood the power of connection. An individual with an ideal, integrity, and incentive to build something that would last. The spread of the COVID-19 virus is posing an unprecedented challenge for the world. The next chapter in our story, as a human race and as an organisation, is one of intense disruption – collectively we face an uncertain future. However, our past gives us comfort.
Over the past 175 years, Deloitte has navigated two world wars, a Great Depression, the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak, the Cold War, the 1987 crash, Y2K, 9/11, and the 2008/09 global financial crisis. As a connected global organisation we’ve helped our clients rally through crisis – providing the confidence, capability, and the know-how to emerge stronger every time.
Our unique Australian history is grounded in shared values and a relentless commitment to creating positive outcomes for our clients, communities, and our people. They will again guide us at this time.
For us, this means honouring our recognition as one of Australia’s most innovative professional services firms, something that is in our DNA. It means continuing to help build a better Australia, through impact that can be measured. And it means striving to foster inclusion, through homage to our history of past achievements as they inform and nourish our future focus on resilience and change for the better.
We will continue to connect for impact. It is our legacy. It is our future.
In 1857, a green thread was used to bind our first partnership agreement. Today, this thread remains strong, binding us together through the shared values of our Australian firm.