To understand progress in these and other key areas, organizations need to be able to measure the right things, transparently and consistently. During the past year, Deloitte leaders worked diligently to develop more consistent and comprehensive ways to gauge impact. Working with the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council and other professional services organizations, we helped compile a set of common environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics that companies can report against to demonstrate their progress in addressing society’s priorities, as defined by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Stakeholders around the world are calling for greater transparency and accountability. The ESG framework provides that, which is why this year’s Global Impact Report looks different than our previous reports. In addition to a review of traditional business metrics, it includes more in-depth reporting of our impact on the environment and on society, as well as a more detailed look at the structures and processes we’ve designed for Deloitte.
Deloitte’s story is a great one, but it’s still being written.
We are the global leader delivering the broadest set of capabilities of any professional services organization in the market today. We’re making progress on environmental impact, on representation in the workplace, and on providing professional development and career opportunities to people around the world. And we’re constantly improving our governance mechanisms to build upon the trust we’ve created with stakeholders for more than 175 years. But we know we cannot rest on past accomplishments. We are committed to building on them.
Measuring and reporting on the right things helps us do that, to be the change we want to see in the world and lead by example. We are excited by the opportunity every day to make an even greater impact in a post-pandemic society, and proud to share our progress as our journey continues.