Press releases

Statement regarding war in Ukraine

Deloitte will no longer operate in Russia and Belarus

Date: 7. 3. 2022

Last week, Deloitte announced it was reviewing its business in Russia. We will separate our practice in Russia and Belarus from the global network of member firms. Deloitte will no longer operate in Russia and Belarus. 

While we know this is the right decision, it will have an impact on Deloitte’s ~3,000 professionals located in Russia and Belarus. Like others, we know our colleagues in Russia and Belarus have no voice in the actions of their government. We will support all impacted colleagues during this transition and do all we can to assist them during this extremely difficult time. 

We will continue to prioritize the needs of our people and clients while we bring the full strength of Deloitte’s global resources to bear in addressing the mounting humanitarian needs in Ukraine and across Europe. 

We will honor our commitments and obligations to global financial markets and multiple regulatory bodies.

Statement regarding war in Ukraine

Date: 2. 3. 2022

Deloitte Central Europe strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stands unequivocally with the people of Ukraine. We firmly oppose the military aggression against the independent state, resulting in unjust tragedy of the Ukrainian people. Such acts are contradicting our shared values and beliefs. 

We are helping our Ukrainian colleagues and their relatives, supporting them with relocation where needed, including immigration assistance, transport, accommodation as well as financial and psychological support. By now, we have assisted more than 50 colleagues and their families in their relocation to Central Europe notably to Poland, Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Slovakia, and we are expecting more during the upcoming days. We have managed to contact 95% of Deloitte employees in Ukraine and we are taking every possible action to ensure their safety and that their essential needs are being met under fast changing circumstances.

We know this is just a drop in the ocean of enormous needs. Therefore, we want to offer our help also to those who are not our employees. Under Deloitte Foundation, we raise funds and provide financial as well as volunteer support to various NGOs across the region. As an additional support, our tech team has created a chatbot Irene which can be immediately used by NGOs to help connect with refugees. 

Solidarity with Ukraine is demonstrated in the whole Deloitte network. 

Our employees pursue their own initiatives, helping with transport, providing goods, donating blood, they are opening their homes for the refugees and giving them a kind word. 

Their dedication to the case goes beyond words. They deserve a massive shout out.

Deloitte Central Europe will continue to comply with all applicable sanctions. For the time being, we are working on suspending projects for Russian entities and/or individuals named on US/EU sanctions lists. 

We will continue standing together for our values and humanity. Our hope is that peace will prevail quickly. 

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