2020 Belgian Sustainability Report
Green our firm
Sustainability is more than just CO2 reduction or offsetting; we are striving to become a truly greener and cleaner firm. This intention requires the full commitment of all Deloitters to use energy and resources more efficiently and consider all the ways we can potentially reduce waste.
Despite the fact that we are living in a digital age, paper consumption continues to grow. Our digital-first mindset is a business habit we want to maintain. We approach any new opportunity or challenge with the assumption that the solution should be as digital as possible. By doing so, we reduce our waste production and environmental footprint. Our firm has taken on several cleaner-energy initiatives revolving around single-use products such as centralising printing and replacing plastic bottles with reusable ones.
Since incorporating DocuSign technology into our business practices, our firm has leveraged this digital platform to facilitate e-signatures on more than 540,000 documents during our FY20 reporting period. That’s an increase of +1,170% compared to when we first launched this technology in FY17.
Reduce paper use
Practice green procurement
Embedding sustainability into our procurement processes means that we can be certain that we are working with partners, clients, and suppliers that uphold the same standards of environmental and social responsibility as we do and proactively seek solutions that meet these standards.
Deloitte Belgium has obtained the EcoVadis certification, which examines the sustainable procurement policies of companies. With a ‘gold’ rating and score of 64/100 in FY17, it is proof of our dedication to sustainable business conduct, assuring that we have the necessary framework, roadmap, and initiatives in place. We have maintained this ‘gold ranking’ (awarded in 2018) by achieving an overall increase by 9% with a current score of 70/100.
As we continue to integrate sustainable business practices into our company culture and services, we want to ensure we are adhering to robust sustainability standards and attain the ‘green’ certifications we need.
Credible certification systems like BREEAM Construction are raising the bar, demanding us to set high expectations of ourselves.
Did you know?
In June 2018, Deloitte Belgium received the BREEAM “Very Good” certificate for the Gateway building.
BREEAM Construction standards
For each of our new buildings, it is our intention to reach a ‘Very good’ level by 2023 and keep this standard into 2030.