Black Action Plan
Diversity and Inclusion - Our vision
Inclusion and diversity are at the heart of our People and Purpose agenda. We want to continually cultivate a culture and an environment where our people have a strong sense of belonging and can be their true authentic selves and reach their full potential. But we know we have more to do.
In May 2020, the murder of George Floyd kick-started widespread global protests and conversations about the treatment of the Black community. For our firm, the Black Lives Matter movement was a moment for reflection. And it highlighted the need for a specific focus on our Black colleagues. We hosted a series of listening sessions for our people across all parts of the firm with a focus on hearing from and understanding the experiences of our Black colleagues.
Our Black Action Plan was launched via a firmwide webinar to 20,000 of Deloitte’s people. The plan included actions to improve every aspect of our employee experience, as well as how we work with our clients and wider society.
On the future of the plan as part of our wider People & Purpose Agenda, Jackie Henry, Managing Partner said:
“I am proud of the efforts of our people in uniting behind and delivering our Black Action Plan. We are building the foundations to ensure that our firm is reflective of society, but acknowledge we have much further to go and more work to do. We’ll continue to develop our colleagues, track our progress against our targets and embed inclusive behaviours into our culture and ways of working.”
We’ve achieved a lot over the past year, but we know there’s still much more to do. This is an ongoing journey – not a single year effort. Our priorities for the year ahead include:
- We have committed to supporting the 10,000 Black Interns initiative from summer 2022
- Evolving our ethnicity pay gap reporting to be even more transparent
- Continuing to support our leaders, providing data and insights to hold them to account for ongoing progress towards our inclusion targets.
Other elements of our Black Action Plan will start to move into business as usual. We’ll continue to develop our colleagues, track our progress against our targets and embed inclusive behaviours into our culture and ways of working.
In October we celebrated Black History Month - specifically the Black British heroes, past and present, that have contributed to defining Black culture in Britain (see below). Our Multicultural Network (MCN) hosted activities and events from online cook-alongs to podcasts - all captured on our twitter feed.
Managing Partner, People & Purpose
+44 28 9053 1197
Respect and Inclusion for Financial Advisory and co-chair of the Multicultural Network
+44 20 7303 6983
Head of Inclusion
+44 20 7303 0352
Partner and lead for Deloitte’s Ethnicity Council
+44 20 7007 9466