Taking climate action through WorldClimate

Deloitte has launched WorldClimate – our global plan to become net zero across our operations by 2030 and drive responsible climate choices within our organisation and beyond.

Overcoming the climate emergency will require collective action, and we are ensuring sustainability is at the core of our business. Reducing emissions is our biggest priority, so we’ve set ambitious goals that touch on every aspect of our organisation, and that are guiding the action our people are taking with clients, alliance partners, suppliers and other stakeholders.

Backed by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI), our reductions commitments are in line with the Paris Agreement ambition to keep the world within a 1.5°C temperature increase. We’ve also joined UN’s Race to Zero campaign, the largest ever alliance committed to achieve net zero emissions.

We’re asking every one of our people to join us on the journey to net zero.
Nicola Weir

Deloitte WorldClimate director

Empowering our people

WorldClimate is empowering our entire business to take action on climate change,” said Deloitte’s WorldClimate director Nicola Weir. “We’re asking every one of our people to join us on the journey to net zero.”

“This means making conscious decisions each day in support of our targets and connecting with ecosystems to drive the change we all want to see.”

Using our bespoke interactive climate impact assessment tool, our #iAct campaign encourages each person to set their own climate action commitments in their work and home lives, which are often blurred in response to the challenges of the pandemic.

Created with support from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), the #iAct assessment tool asked people to think about the decisions they make across four key areas: travel, food, home and purchasing. The tool prompts individuals to discover and explore new ways they can take positive climate action, for instance when heating and cooling their homes, buying new items with packaging, making travel choices and more.

“This tool has helped empower our people to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint. The goal is to inspire a ripple effect, to empower all our people to drive the conversation – and action – amongst their wider networks every day. The campaign ended with a global livestreamed event which saw thousands tune-in worldwide,” Nicola concluded.

Read our FY21 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Statement

Taking responsibility

Meaningful change takes dedicated leadership and accountability, and our Executive group is responsible for the success of our WorldClimate strategy, overseeing the transformation required to reach our reductions targets.

NSE COO and sponsor for WorldClimate, David Noon, said, “For me, it's about step change at all levels. I've personally committed to travelling less, embedding sustainability throughout our operations and supporting large scale change through how we engage with our clients and suppliers. We'll drive positive change for the environment when we act together.”

In support of this commitment, this year we also signed on to all three of the core initiatives of The Climate Group to drive climate action fast – one of only a handful of companies to make the triple commitments of supporting renewable energy, electric vehicle adoption and energy productivity. Taken together, these three initiatives serve as an ecosystem that support the power of collaboration, encouraging collective action with clients, competitors and suppliers alongside the advancement of Deloitte’s own goals.

We are also working with other governmental and non-governmental organisations to leverage our size and scale as part of the Race to Zero, building momentum for our peers to reach zero emissions by 2050.