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Integrated actions for sustainability

Deloitte believes in the importance of applying an integrated approach to its sustainability initiatives. For this reason, in Brazil, we count on a system that is specifically designed to integrate the actions we take under different programs, including environment (D. Sustentável Program), social responsibility (Social Intelligence Program), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and Quality.

Dubbed Integrated Management and Action System (SIGA), this system monitors how our actions and their impacts are perceived internally and externally, considering our clients, people, suppliers and environment, as well as the communities where we serve.

By providing an integrated view of how we conduct this set of actions, SIGA system also supports the continuous enhancement and formalization of the relationship with the agents taking part in our chain of stakeholders.

SIGA is aligned with ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), OSHAS 18001 (Health and Occupational Safety Management System) and ABNT NBR 16.000 (Social Responsibility) standards.

Deloitte has established a Sustainability Policy, which defines principles and guidelines for the development of actions in areas such as quality, environment, social responsibility, and occupational safety. 

Commitments

In 2013, Deloitte voluntarily assumed two commitments that represent today’s major global needs of society: the Global Compact and the Eight Millenium Development Goals. As part of this, our organization publicly undertook commitments to relevant matters that involve social, environmental and ethical issues as it has made developments that go far beyond regulatory instruments and legal requirements.

The UN Global Compact

Deloitte has adhered to the Global Compact, a United Nations initiative designed to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary citizenship initiative with over 200 corporate participants that are brought together with 150 networks around the globe encouraging the business community to adopt core, internationally accepted values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environment, and anti-corruption.

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The Eight Millenium Development Goals

In 2000, the United Nations Organization (UNO), following a discussion on the most grave social problems around the world, established the “Eight Millenium Development Goals” (MDGs), which in Brazil are called “Eight Steps to Change the World” – a set of goals in the areas of health, education, genre, environment, and sustainable development that 191 countries committed to help achieve by 2015.  

Deloitte has adhered to the Eight Millenium Development Goals and has developed programs to help achieve these objectives.

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A Deloitte aderiu ao programa em 2013. Em parceria com as áreas de Diversidade e Qualidade de Vida, desenvolvemos programas para atingir estes objetivos.

Em 2000, a Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), ao analisar os maiores problemas mundiais, estabeleceu 8 Objetivos do Milênio (ODM), que no Brasil são chamados de 8 Jeitos de Mudar o Mundo - um conjunto de objetivos nas áreas de saúde, educação, gênero, meio ambiente e desenvolvimento sustentável que 191 países se comprometeram a alcançar até 2015.  

A Deloitte aderiu ao programa em 2013. Em parceria com as áreas de Diversidade e Qualidade de Vida, desenvolvemos programas para atingir estes objetivos.

Sustainable relationships

Deloitte’s Integrated Management and Action System (SIGA) monitors how our actions and their impacts are perceived and impact the day-to-day of all stakeholders that relate to our organization, including:

  • Our professionals
  • Clients
  • Suppliers
  • Communities where we serve
  • Governments
  • Non-Profit Organizations (NGOs)
  • Universities
  • Press and opinion makers overall

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D.Sustentável

The main commitment of this program is to increase awareness of the sustainability within the organization and put in practice a cultural change in terms of habits, concepts and values so that they can meet the requirements of 21st century’s society. Initiatives under the D.Sustentável Program include:

  • Participation in the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program, the purpose of which is to foster a corporate culture  to prepare and disclose inventories of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) so as to identify and quantify sources of emissions, allowing us to control and manager our GHG emissions over time.
  • Conduct of a survey with all professionals to know their estimated daily mileage traveled last year as a way to support this program and meet sustainability requirements.
  • Use of paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in printing our brochures.
  • Internal practices, such as garbage recycling, with containers being made available on all floors of each building, disposal of batteries and recycling of light bulbs and electronic waste (computers, rechargeable batteries and cell phones), use of dual-flush toilets to flush different levels of water, plastic water cup dispensers to avoid waste and rooms that have been structured to hold virtual meetings, reducing the need of commuting, thus, supporting GHG reduction initiatives.

 

Social Intelligence Program

The Social Intelligence Program is intended to coordinate the participation of volunteers from Deloitte in actions focused on the communities in which our offices are located. This initiative reflects our organization’s concern for promoting and taking part in actions that support the social development of Brazil.

Following are some of the initiatives under the Social Intelligence Program:

  • Impact Day – One day of the year is dedicated to communities we serve in Brazil. Professionals from all offices volunteer for the Impact Day activities, which include: education, environment, renovations, health, personal care, among other areas of concern.
  • Junior Achievement – Deloitte supports the education of students from public schools in a partnership with the Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit education foundation.
  • United Way – This action is intended for the development of communities, with the key focus being placed on the promotion of the connectivity and the relationship among people, businesses and communities.
  • Pro-World Citizen (“Cidadão Pró-Mundo”) – This project promotes the volunteer teaching of English to low income communities. For 2014, the community chosen was that located in the district of Capão Redondo, City of São Paulo. We serve teenagers and youngsters (11 years and above) and adults.
  • Street Child World Cup (SCWC) – In 2014, we sponsored the Street Child World Cup (SCWC), a unique event held in Rio de Janeiro, consisting of a soccer tournament for children living on the streets from 20 countries, a conference and a program of Arts.
  • Community Project – A program created by volunteers to disseminate knowledge in needy communities on the dynamics of the marketplace, creation of résumés, how to behave in a job interview, ethical matters, among other factors.
  • Donations campaigns – The campaigns held annually help children, seniors and homeless people living on charitable entities and shelters. This action included donation of clothes, toys, food, Christmas gifts, school materials, and computers.

 

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) works to ensure that Deloitte’s organizational climate is increasingly healthier and safer. Its main activities involve:

  • Adoption of OHS measures and procedures to enable Deloitte meet today´s market requirements.
  • Training to professionals to act in emergence situations by forming Deloitte´s Fire Brigade.
  • Creation of the Internal Occupational Accident Prevention Committee (CIPA), formed by professionals from Deloitte to propose occupational health and safety measures.
  • Promotion of the annual Internal Occupational Accident Prevent Week (SIPAT), combining topics related to health, occupational safety and environment.
  • OHS area helps professionals preserve their ergonomic health through analyses of working environments.
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