The official launch of Deloitte Foundation
Making an impact that matters in society
Published: 19 November 2015
Deloitte Foundation is officially launched today in Chongqing to centrally manage Deloitte China’s philanthropic donations and to build value in local communities through a series of societal projects across the country. Deloitte China Partner Kevin Ng has been appointed as Secretary-General of the Foundation and will work closely with independent board of directors which comprise of senior and retired partners, as well as committed individuals outside the firm to ensure the transparency and representation in making a clear and positive impacts to our community through an inclusive approach.
“Deloitte is a purpose led organization and our purpose is making an impact that matters to our clients, people and society. As we grow our business, we feel obliged to contribute to the growth of our local communities by investing our knowledge, skills and resources into priority needs of China,” said Lawrence Chia, CEO, Deloitte China. “The Deloitte leadership team takes corporate responsibility very seriously and we formally established the Deloitte Foundation in China to cater for the pressing social needs across regions."
For the past decade, Deloitte China has championed multiple social projects to give disadvantaged youth in marginalized communities of Mainland China and Hong Kong access to education. Signature projects include the Yunnan Village Adoption Project, the Hubei Hope School Project in rural China, and the Pass the Torch Student Mentoring Programme in Hong Kong. Over 3,000 underserved youth have benefited variously from Deloitte’s provision of schools, tuition sponsorship and mentoring.
During FY15, Deloitte globally made a societal contribution (including donation and pro bono work) of US$212 million. In China, our societal contribution reached HK$27.6 million for the same period. Over 10,000 employees of Deloitte China are also entitled to voluntary community service hours. Deloitte China Chairman Clement Hung said, "In the future, the Deloitte Foundation will continue to leverage our resources and expertise to help resolve critical social problems in China, with the focus on education, healthcare, environmental protection and disaster relief."
“We already have some well-recognized corporate responsibility programs in place. The Deloitte Foundation is established to create an even more structured framework for our diversified and yet community focused services and contributions, helping us to engage our people to make positive social impacts and to partner with external stakeholders to work on various community projects in China,” said Kevin Ng, Secretary-General, Deloitte Foundation.