As a major business organisation, we acknowledge the need for us to play an important role in keeping the economy on track as well supporting the communities we live and work in.
“Deloitte’s purpose is to make an impact that matters for our people, our clients, and the communities where we live and work,” says Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO. “Rarely in our 175-year history have we encountered a crisis of this magnitude that has impacted so many so severely. We are using all of the tools we have – financial contributions, in-kind donations and pro-bono project work - to help our people, our clients and our communities respond to this crisis and get back on the road to recovery.”
The COVID-19 crisis in Australia was compounded by the preceding bushfire crisis of 2019-2020 for which Deloitte’s total bushfire response amounted to more than $1 million in support, including more than $500,000 in pro bono services. We remain agile in the face of each new challenge. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, working with our charity partners, Deloitte Australia will continue to live our purpose to make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and our communities. Our charity partners are under pressure as fundraising has collapsed. Our initial measures designed to help charities dealing with COVID-19 include:
- A donation from the Deloitte Wishing Well to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, Foodbank, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Many Rivers, OzHarvest, The Salvation Army, The Smith Family and World Vision Australia
- With nearly 800 million children, students, and adults forced out of schools and universities more than ever we are committed to WorldClass ambition by ensuring our partners adapt effectively to this new normal and continue to provide critical education
- Supporting Not for Profit (NFP) organisations to access job-keeper. Our Tax and Audit and Assurance businesses are coordinating responses to the NFP sector on how to access Government subsidies to enable them to retain staff.
- Continuing to support our national charity partners in their individual responses to COVID-19.
But we won’t stop here. We will continue to introduce new initiatives to ensure the most vulnerable in society are not left behind in the unprecedented time of disruption.
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