Life at Deloitte
Corporate Social Responsibility
At Deloitte, we challenge our people to do what matters most for our society and communities. We believe that each of us has a responsibility to contribute back to our communities so we offer various opportunities where Deloitte staff can make an impact that matters.
At Deloitte, we are committed to being good corporate citizens and we take our responsibility to the planet and local communities seriously. We believe passionately in the need to invest in the communities in which we work and live. Each year, we identify where our skills, expertise and financial contribution can have the greatest impact, and ways in which we can effectively engage our people.
Our staff and partners came together to donate tens of thousands of dollars to worthy causes within the Southeast Asia region and beyond. Besides our own local charitable causes, the SEA practices also stepped up to support our Asia Pacific neighbours in their times of crisis, with substantial donations to the New Zealand earthquake relief fund and the Japan earthquake/tsunami that devastated many lives.
But it’s not just about money, we also donate our time, expertise and the support of our people to a number of worthy causes.
Making an impact
IMPACT Day is one of our key corporate responsibility events every year and an embodiment of the firm’s longstanding commitment to contributing back to the communities that we work and live in.
Deloitte’s fourth SEA-wide IMPACT Day, held on the 28 August 2015, saw over 560 Deloitte Singapore staff and partners volunteering and engaging in various community activities across Singapore, to make an impact that matters to our communities.
Creating a sustainable future with organic farming
An eager group of 35 volunteers got up bright and early to harvest organic vegetables at a farm located at the former Bottle Tree Park in Khatib, a 26,000 square metres community learning campus that is managed by Ground-Up Initiative (GUI). These vegetables were delivered to the Willing Hearts soup kitchen to prepare the meals for the needy
Serving up Daily Bread with Willing Hearts
A group of 44 volunteers helped in the preparation and delivery of food packs, better known as ‘Daily Bread’ at Willing Hearts soup kitchen at the Kembangan- Chai Chee Community Hub. The freshly prepared hot food that they prepared were delivered to the needy and elderly in Bedok and North Bridge Road. In addition to the organic vegetables harvested at GUI, Deloitte also donated another 210kg of frozen breaded fish to the soup kitchen to supplement their menu items.
Having fun with our Pioneer Generation at Tung Ling Community Services
At Tung Ling Community Services, 35 of our volunteers arrived sorted and packed over 250kg of groceries, which were distributed to the elderly living in the nearby flats at Dakota Cresent. They also set up games stations to engage the elderly in some fun and keep them active, including bowling, darts, basketball, fishing and picking marbles with chopsticks. After the games, the elderly were treated to a buffet spread before our volunteers accompanied the elderly home with their bag of groceries, which contains items such as rice, cooking oil and canned food.
Hear what our people have to say about IMPACT Day:
“Volunteering at GUI was a good experience and we should definitely do it again! For most of us living in a high-rise environment, it was a good opportunity to be on a farm and to spread awareness of a sustainable way of life.” - Noeline Keiser, Clients & Markets Manager
“It was my first time helping out and I must say I was really impressed by the spirit of all the volunteers there! Everyone at Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen was jovial and fulfilled their responsibilities well, be it cutting or washing the vegetables, or cooking and delivering the food packets. Our effort in preparing food for the elderly to enjoy was definitely worthwhile.” - Koh Kai Ling, Audit Manager
“My volunteering experience at Tung Ling was very fulfilling, especially seeing the wide smiles on the faces of the elderly!” - Angeline Huang, Audit Associate
A dedicated team of Deloitte audit staff made a trip to Chiang Rai in two batches from 16 August to 11 September 2015 to carry out their volunteer project called ‘Gracious Hearts II’, which involved teaching students conversational English and Mandarin. The trip is part of Deloitte’s Audit Volunteer Initiative which allows auditors to make an impact during the audit off-peak season from July to October by opting to take half-paid sabbatical leave to do volunteer work either locally or overseas, with financial support from the firm. This allows Deloitte auditors the opportunity to spend their time meaningfully on worthy causes during the audit off-peak season and to make a difference in the communities around us!
Learn more about their volunteer trip by downloading our quarterly student magazine, D.cisions issue 2 here: http://deloi.tt/1l7f1i2 (Pg 24-27)