Our people in our communities
In November each year, thousands of Deloitte people around the country make an impact that matters spending the day volunteering with local charities.
Impact Day is always a special day on the Deloitte Australia calendar. Held in November each year, thousands of our people around the country down their usual work tools to make a positive contribution. Many employees use the opportunity roll up their sleeves to perform much needed outdoor tasks for charities—from painting buildings to cleaning up rubbish around our waterfronts. Others offer their efforts through skilled volunteering and pro bono in areas including innovation, consulting, financial and social media workshops. Some choose to make human connections with disadvantaged Australians; perhaps cooking breakfast for people at shelters around the country; or helping out the elderly.
Whether our people helped to transform The Salvation Army, assisted the homeless or people with disabilities; supported children in need, worked at schools or animal shelters; took part in strategy sessions, they were living Deloitte’s purpose, which is to make an impact that matters.
Impact Day is also renowned for being a great team-building exercise both within Deloitte teams and across them. Seeing our colleagues—and for the first time in 2016, some Deloitte clients—in a different and less formal context, while making a positive community contribution, is a wonderful way to build trust and strengthen professional bonds.
As our CEO Cindy Hook said: “Many of you know I am passionate about Impact Day, which is one of the most high-profile, fun and team-oriented ways Deloitte people can make an impact that matters together.”
Impact Day 2016, held on Friday 18 November, has been our biggest such event ever. More than 3,300 people took part in over 350 events at 15 locations including in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.