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Deloitte tops survey for sustainability consulting and assurance services
260 executives polled on brand preferences
New York, 26 November 2014 – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) is pleased to announce that Deloitte ranks first in brand preference for both sustainability consulting and sustainability assurance worldwide, according to a global survey conducted by independent research firm Verdantix.
In two separate reports, entitled Global Sustainability Survey 2014: Consulting Brands and Global Sustainability Survey 2014: Assurance Brands, Deloitte topped the rankings, placing ahead of other Big 4 competitors as well as smaller, specialist sustainability service providers.
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“Sustainability issues are increasingly important to organizations and have attracted the attention of world leaders, executive management, and boards,” said Adel Melek, Managing Director, Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte Global. “We believe the Verdantix survey results reflect the investment and commitment Deloitte has made to sustainability services.”
In conducting their surveys, Verdantix interviewed 260 senior sustainability leaders at organizations with annual revenues from $250 million to over $20 billion, representing 21 industries and 13 territories. For the consulting report, Verdantix asked survey participants about current and future engagements with, and their perception of, 22 sustainability strategy services and business consulting firms. For the assurance report, Verdantix asked survey respondents about their brand recognition of, and engagement with, 17 assurance providers that offer sustainability verification services.
“The high regard that these sustainability leaders hold for Deloitte is both gratifying and validating,” said Eric Dugelay, Global Leader, Sustainability Services, Deloitte Global. “Deloitte built its sustainability practice into a preeminent position by attracting the best talent and providing high quality services across the full spectrum of sustainability issues.”
Throughout 2014, Deloitte member firms have received a record number of accolades from national and global clients, analysts, and other stakeholders. In addition to Sustainability, Deloitte has been recognized in Analytics, Digital and Data Transformation, Cyber Security, Finance Transformation, Human Capital, Risk, Strategy & Operations, Sustainability, Tax, and Technology and in industries such as Financial Services, Life Sciences & Health Care, and Public Sector. “Recognition across such a diverse set of capabilities reinforces Deloitte’s unique capability to serve clients at the heart of their business,” said Roger Dassen, Global Managing Director, Clients, Services, and Talent, Deloitte Global. “Deloitte is able to solve the challenges emerging in today’s complex business environment, and while continuing to deliver the outcomes and value that clients have come to expect.”
“Deloitte built its sustainability practice into a preeminent position by attracting the best talent and providing high quality services across the full spectrum of sustainability issues.”
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Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s more than 200,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.
Verdantix is an independent analyst firm. It provides authoritative data, analysis and advice to help organizations succeed with their energy, EH&S and sustainability strategies.