2021 CBC Impact Report

Message from Deloitte BVI Managing Partner, John Johnston and CR&S Partner, Carlene Romney

Despite the pandemic, our Deloitte colleagues have risen to the challenge of making a positive difference in the lives of others by actively searching out social projects, cooperating with NGOs and charities to assist the disadvantaged, and putting their skills to good use.

We continue to advance our professionals and leadership ambition to influence change by investing over US$2.3 million in our WorldClass and societal programs.

In the British Virgin Islands, we sponsored various charitable initiatives which included the purchase of laptops for local students online learning needs, donations to COVID-19 small business relief, Promoting Animal Welfare (PAW), and Tree of Hands with RISA. Also donations, participation and volunteer hours towards run/walks and other sporting events such as for BVI Alzheimer’s Association and Rugby Football union.

We recognize the impact of climate change and, through Deloitte's WorldClimate program, have committed to achieving Net-Zero emissions by 2030. This initiative also aims to operate in a green manner, empower individuals, and engage ecosystems. Policies and efforts in place have already assisted our office in reducing emissions, establishing a zero-tolerance policy for plastic in the office, identifying areas for improvement, and encouraging our clients and suppliers to set and accomplish comparable targets.

We are proud of the work our Deloitte BVI staff have accomplished over the past year, despite the pandemic. As we continue to look towards the future, we recognize that there is much more still to be done.

Deloitte BVI will continue and strive to help create a better normal for our people, for our clients and for our community. 

John Johnston
Managing Partner - Deloitte Bermuda & BVI | 
Chief Executive Officer - Deloitte Caribbean and Bermuda region

Carlene Romney
CR&S Partner | Audit & Assurance Partner,
Deloitte British Virgin Islands

Connecting for Impact

Our dedication to serving communities across the Caribbean and Bermuda region is evident in our actions.

Our leaders and professionals have taken time and effort to live our purpose and connect for impact with local charities, schools, NGOs and environmental initiatives.

We have taken deliberate decisions to invest in programs which align with our WorldClass ambitions and Impact Everyday commitment. These have ranged from pre-school and primary school literacy programs, secondary school student mentorship to collaborations with NGOs to provide meals and other needed skill-based services for the benefit of their members.

Our commitment to responsible climate choices

With the establishment of our regional WorldClimate Sustainability Working Group – Deloitte CBC has pushed its WorldClimate agenda forward, with leaders and volunteers from each Deloitte Caribbean and Bermuda location.

In 2021, a Sustainability Policy was instituted which address all GHG emissions categories – Scope 1,2,3 for operations, business travel and the purchases of goods and services. 

We have successfully been able to achieve 33% year on year reduction of building emissions and our business travel emissions numbers, embracing increased virtual interactions with both clients and internal business meetings. We have begun vendor discussions for the use of renewable energies to be onboarded in the near future, as we pursue our goal of Net-Zero by 2030.

Most significantly, we have built on our operational success for reduced emissions, by investing in Carbon Offset projects for the emissions produced in both fiscal year 2020 and 2021. 1,846MT for operations and travel emissions were offset for fiscal year 2020 and for fiscal year 2021, our offsets expanded to include operations and travel and emissions from purchases of goods and services, with 3,017MT bring offset.

These offset projects for which investments were made included – Rainforest reforestation, Wind Farm sustainable infrastructure and improved cookstoves (for health and livelihood)

Our story progresses from being Carbon neutral in 2020 for operations and business travel, to being Carbon Neutral in 2021 for all Scope 1,2 and 3 GHS emissions i.e. total emissions from operations, business travel and purchases of goods and services.

As a purpose-led organization, we are demonstrating our commitment to address climate change through WorldClimate, our strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030, “operate green,” and extend our impact beyond Deloitte.

Meet our CR&S Committee