A message from our CEO

Foreword

The 2019 Belgian Impact Report shares the stories of our Purpose and the many accomplishments from the recent fiscal year that contribute to Deloitte Belgium’s success.

As the CEO of Deloitte Belgium, I’m honoured and privileged to be reappointed for another mandate until 2023. It is our ambition to become a stronger Purpose-led organisation. Together with the new Executive Committee and with the trust of the partner group, we're committed to making an impact that matters for our clients, our talent, and society. We're proud to put our Purpose into action with Deloitte's Shared Values, defined by a set of core principles that guide our common behaviour.

Fostering diversity and inclusion

Our inclusive leadership has a commitment to embed diversity and inclusion priorities in our organisational strategy. Equal opportunity continues to be high on our agenda, and we have a clear ambition to achieve gender parity across the firm. The priority to become a gender-balanced leadership aims to reach 20% female partner representation by 2023 and 30% by 2030.

This year we also participated in Belgian Pride and Antwerp Pride, walking proudly with the Deloitte delegation to celebrate diversity. With the GLOBE network, we welcome our LGBT+ members and allies to act as champions for Deloitte’s culture by showcasing inclusive behaviours. Furthermore, on a global level, the firm pledged its support to the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business in tackling discrimination against LGBT+ people.

We’re proud to respect all family models and create an encouraging work environment for our people to feel able to be their authentic selves. We aim to create a positive experience for our parents with the refreshed Parents@Deloitte approach that provides support throughout life-changing events. Successfully assisting our professionals throughout the parental journey is a fundamental aspect of becoming a simply irresistible organisation, including fostering a flexible environment where everyone feels comfortable to make choices that suit their private and professional lives.

The quality of our work

As the market leader in professional services and a trusted business advisor, we contribute to the success of our clients by providing innovative, quality work to start-ups, private family-owned companies, and multinationals. At Deloitte, we’re all about innovation and forward thinking. Delivering excellence to our clients is at the core of our business. Living our Purpose inspires us to perform and serve with integrity. By embracing diversity of customers, ideas, and talent, we strive to ally with clients who share similar values.

Our Purpose in society

The launch of the Mobility@Deloitte programme in 2018 was a pioneering step forward in reducing our carbon footprint and reaching our sustainability goals. By informing our people about cleaner and greener mobility choices, they can opt for smarter and more responsible ways to travel. This programme also plays a key role in achieving our targets set by the Deloitte Foundation. In FY19, we contributed to our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts by making an impact on more than 22,800 lives through our local and global social projects.

Leading by example in 2019

Collaborating across our diverse network as part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), we’re proud to lead by example under the helm of NSE CEO Richard Houston since 1 June 2019. Furthermore, we’re pleased to welcome Deloitte Belgium’s Michel Denayer as Chairman of NSE, which is now the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network.

Reflecting back on our performance in FY19, I'm extremely proud of all we have achieved together and the impact we're making to lead our inspiring vision into reality.

Piet Vandendriessche

Piet Vandendriessche

CEO Deloitte Belgium