Growing our commitment to our community
In the Cayman Islands, our commitment to supporting our community is reflected through our Purpose and Corporate Responsibility practices every day. Our partners and staff give back through pro-bono work, board and advisory roles, fundraising, volunteering with a broad range of charitable organizations, mentoring, and sponsoring professional and educational organizations.
In 2003, our Cayman Islands office adopted IMPACT Day - Deloitte’s annual celebration of our global commitment to making an impact that matters in the communities we serve. Since then and for the past 18 years, our offices close for IMPACT Day, as our staff and leadership focus our passion and skills towards volunteering for local charities and projects.
In October 2018, our Community Ambassadors Team launched IMPACT Week, with the goal to spread our reach and strengthen our community support around our 15th celebration of IMPACT Day. During IMPACT Week, our staff fundraise, donate, volunteer, participate and contribute to daily drives in benefit of local charities.
In 2020, the world as we knew it, stopped. The COVID-19 pandemic rewrote our story and changed, amongst many other aspects, the way we volunteer, own and carry out our societal impact. But we didn’t stop serving our clients, looking after our people, and pursuing our Purpose. In response to the needs of our global and local communities, Deloitte expanded our programs to "Impact Every Day“, creating a new worldwide movement with virtual and in-person initiatives for our people to continue to give back in a time of most need.
In October 2020, the Cayman Islands was in a unique and fortunate state of contained local COVID-19 spread, which allowed us to celebrate our third IMPACT Week. IW2020 set a new record in fundraising and participation. At the time of this report, our team is planning and preparing to launch our fourth annual IMPACT Week.
We are pleased to share some of our stories of impact throughout Fiscal Year 21. We are proud of the hard work of our Corporate Responsibility and Community Ambassadors teams, and of our people’s commitment to making a difference in our community, supporting those in need today, growing and creating opportunities for a better tomorrow.
There is still much work ahead, and milestones to be conquered in our global mission to create a sustainable world of opportunities, for ourselves, and for the next generations. The challenge is set, and expectations are high for companies, governments and citizens alike to take ownership and control of our societal and environmental impact. Our Cayman team is ready and excited to take on FY22 with a stronger than ever commitment to making an impact that matters.