Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility is a core strategic issue for Deloitte. To achieve our business objectives our business must operate to the highest ethical standards, deliver outstanding quality and value to our clients, value and support all our people, contribute positively to our community and minimise the environmental impact of our business activities.
At Deloitte, we recognise and embrace our responsibility to act in ways that have a positive impact on society and a minimising adverse impact on the environment, which are fully congruent with our values and ethics. Our commitment has always been to behave ethically and to contribute towards the quality of the life of our people, their family, the community in which they live and generally the society.
We recognise that our impact on society is extensive. We provide professional services and advice to a wide range of leading businesses, to government departments and to public sector organisations. We publish influential studies and thought leadership publications in a wide range of fields. We are a major employer of the brightest graduate talent and we invest substantially in the training and development of our people having as a result many of our people achieving positions of influence within the Cyprus government.
The next generation of high school leavers will be the next generation of Deloitte employees. Therefore, it makes good business sense for Deloitte to ensure students are given motives in achieving excellence.
Deloitte Cyprus offers financial awards to students who excel in selective high schools, as a reward for their excellent performance in their studies.
Further to this, Deloitte has been the official sponsor of the Cyprus Accounting Olympiad since its establishment. The Olympiad is organized by the Pancyprian Union of Accounting and Economics Teachers together with the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants on an annual basis.
Deloitte Cyprus supports the sport of athletics from playground to podium, making it easier for elite athletes to achieve their dreams.
Further to this, Deloitte sponsors one of the biggest annual international sporting events in Cyprus - Lemesia - organised by the Limassol Municipality and taking place in Limassol since 2000. During the 10 days of Lemesia athletes from several countries compete in a number of disciplines such as boxing, karate, triathlon, marathon, shooting, rhythmic gymnastics, and cycling.
Deloitte Cyprus contributes towards the development of the social and cultural life of our country by sponsoring the Cyprus Music Awards, an annual music institution established in Cyprus in 2006.
Charitable fundraising initiatives have always been supported from our people, and both our people and our firm has been donating funds to people-in-need and to non-profit community organisations.
Not only do our people embrace fund donation, but they also embrace blood donation, organizing blood donation events in cooperation with our Local Blood Banks twice each year.
It is our commitment to minimize the potentially significant impacts of our operations on the environment. We encourage energy efficiency and promote waste minimization and environmentally friendly waste disposal: This year we have appointed new contractors to remove our office waste, ensuring as much as possible is re-used or recycled. A new office waste recycling programme and a staff awareness campaign have been launched in all our offices.