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Racial and ethnic inclusion

Deloitte stands against systemic bias, racism and unequal treatment. We take seriously our responsibility to listen, learn and lead the change we wish to see in the world.

One way Deloitte is addressing systemic racism in the US, for example, is by raising awareness that racism is a public health crisis. To this end, Deloitte LLP launched the Deloitte Health Equity Institute to share its most significant learnings, extend the efforts of others, and meaningfully contribute to broader health equity concerns exposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

To foster racial inclusion, Deloitte US and Deloitte Canada donated more than US$10 million in contributions and pro bono commitments to a number of organizations that are fighting for social justice, tackling employment and wealth inequality, and creating educational opportunities for underserved communities. In the US, Deloitte’s Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable (MADE) has committed US$75 million to fuel greater racial and ethnic diversity in tax and accounting.

Deloitte Canada professionals have donated about US$400,000, raised through fundraisers and various other events, to support Indigenous organizations and communities. Deloitte Canada recently published a Reconciliation Action Plan, as did Deloitte Australia. Deloitte Australia’s plan outlines the next stages in its tangible commitment to further engage and collaborate with First Nations People across Australia between 2020 and 2023.

Internally, Deloitte actively pursues global and local recruitment, learning and development, career progression and mentoring initiatives aimed at increasing Black and ethnic minority representation throughout the organization. For example, Deloitte UK has committed to supporting the 10,000 Black Interns initiative. Some Deloitte firms—including Deloitte US, Deloitte UK and Deloitte South Africa—report on racial and ethnic representation within their firms. Read more about their efforts in the Deloitte US 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Transparency Report, the Deloitte UK 2020 Ethnicity Pay Report and the most recent Deloitte South Africa Transparency Reports.

Among the resources we offer Deloitte leaders to help them address potential inequities faced by our Black professionals and the disproportional impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on them are Deloitte Global’s Support your Black workforce, now toolkit and Deloitte Canada’s Black in Canada report. The Deloitte US 2021 equity imperative report addresses the need for business to take bold action now. And in the UK—where Deloitte UK is a Founding Partner of the Change the Race Ratio campaign that focuses on increasing racial and ethnic participation in business—Deloitte UK’s Black Action plan outlines five actions designed to help develop Black professionals, including a “5 Million Futures” societal partnership with Blueprint for All (previously known as the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust). Deloitte UK is also working with industry peers to launch the Black Professional Services Collective (BPSC), whose focus is to increase the representation and advancement of Black talent in professional services.

Contacts

Emma Codd
Deloitte Global Inclusion Leader
ecodd@deloitte.co.uk

Nhu Fabros
Managing Director, Deloitte Global Talent
nfabros@deloitte.com

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