Deloitte is led by a Purpose: to make a positive, enduring impact that matters
Providing guidance and inspiration, the Purpose is helping us achieve our global strategy of being the undisputed leader in professional services
How does Deloitte Belgium put its Purpose into practice? Primarily through the Deloitte Foundation. The cornerstone of our commitment to society, the Foundation oversees our corporate responsibility strategy and gives greater visibility to the social projects in which we take part. These focus on education, innovation and entrepreneurship. Expressing Deloitte’s culture as a coaching and learning organisation, these areas make the best use of our people’s expertise and experience. In this way our efforts can make an even greater impact.
Some of our strategic partners
Close the Gap and Deloitte: Bridging the digital divide
Founded in 2004 by Olivier Vanden Eynde, Director at Deloitte Belgium, Close the Gap aims at helping to bridge the digital divide that separates prosperous from developing nations.
Over the last decade 440,000 assets have been donated, including 124,000 refurbished computers provided to social projects in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Other member firms, among them the Netherlands, France, Poland and Slovakia, have joined Deloitte Belgium in supporting the initiative.
In FY2017 Deloitte Belgium donated a Digitruck to Close the Gap for use in South Africa. Five Deloitte volunteers travelled to the Western Cape to put the Digitruck into action. The initiative is helping young people prepare for the working world through capacity building in such areas as entrepreneurship, idea generation and financial management.
Fund Isaan and Deloitte: a decade of collaboration
Isaan is the poorest region in Thailand. Education is a low priority, an afterthought reserved only for the lucky few born into a wealthy family. Fund Isaan was created by Deloitte partner Rony Wuytjens to address this situation. Through scholarships, volunteers and computer classes installed at rural schools, Fund Isaan is improving the level of education step-by-step. Its aim is to increase the availability of higher education, thereby improving the livelihoods and opportunities of students in Isaan, and by extension the lives of their families and communities.
Since 2007, Deloitte Belgium has been sending volunteers every year to help Fund Isaan in its mission.
VLAJO/Les Jeunes Entreprises
The programme enables students to develop entrepreneurial skills and prepare for working life through simulation exercises in which they run their own companies. Deloitte provides feedback on business plans, serves on competition juries, advises the initiative’s management and offers a Deloitte Innovation Award.
A Belgian sustainability network, The Shift brings together more than 350 member organisations and NGOs across various industries to collaborate on innovative solutions and actions for building a more sustainable world. The platform is the national point of contact for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC). Deloitte is a signatory to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) engagement letter. It commits member firms to actively reduce their environmental footprints and serve as ambassadors for solutions to climate change by bringing these issues into focus.
Red Cross blood drive
Every year we invite the Red Cross to hold a blood drive at our offices. In 2017 over 100 Deloitters at the Gateway office participated, reaffirming our title of “A company with a heart”!
The Deloitte Foundation is proud to support a select group of projects that aim to achieve a sustainable impact through true partnerships. A focus on entrepreneurship, employability and sustainability ensures that beneficiaries receive the support that meets their needs. The participation of Deloitte volunteers enhances the dedication of all parties involved, producing maximum results.
Claire Van Bergen, Senior Director, Deloitte Foundation