Making an impact that matters
Corporate Citizenship drives measurable change in our communities, inspires our actions as societal leaders, and instills great pride in knowing that what we do best—applying our skills and experience—accelerates positive, societal impact. We drive impact through our signature national issues: education, veterans, and through pro bono and other key programs such as board service opportunities and Impact Day. We also work alongside the many other social impact programs and projects within Deloitte.
Pro bono and skills-based volunteering
Deloitte’s pro bono and skills-based volunteering programs are key components to our commitment to youth education, inspiring future leaders, and creating opportunities for veterans. Our approach is based on the idea that by leveraging the knowledge and experience of our professionals, we can make a more significant impact for nonprofits nationwide and across local communities.
A focus on education
Through RightStep, Deloitte’s strategy to address education needs across America, we are committing time, talent, and resources to help low-income students prepare for and persist through high school and college, then transition to a career.
A focus on veterans
By 2020, projections show the American veteran population will be nearly 20 million, and 40 percent of these veterans will from the Gulf Wars. Recognizing this, Deloitte has not only increased our emphasis on the employment of veterans and reservists but also through our long-standing commitment to our communities. We are focused on more effectively addressing the core needs of veterans. We believe the collective knowledge and experience of our practitioners places us in a unique position from which we can support the establishment of best practices across the continuum of military and veterans support.
How we deliver impact
Pro bono engagements represent one of our strongest opportunities to create social impact and business value by demonstrating our knowledge and skills on behalf of nonprofits.
The Deloitte Workplace Giving Program is an employee giving program through which Deloitte professionals raise financial support for local communities. All funds raised through direct payroll deductions or check payments are disbursed through United Way. We also give through the Deloitte Foundation Matching Gift program to support institutions of higher learning.
Deloitte’s approach to Corporate Citizenship is based on the idea that by leveraging the knowledge and experience of our practitioners we can make the most significant impact in our local communities. Impact Day represents a celebration of this ongoing commitment to use skills-based volunteerism as a means of leading in our communities.
Deloitte professionals consistently demonstrate their exceptional commitment to the nonprofit community by serving as board members, dedicating both time and resources. Board service enables our professionals to leverage their expertise and realize social impact at a leadership level. Additionally, nonprofit board membership helps our people to build relationships with key business and community leaders.
Skills-based volunteerism (SBV) leverages professional skills to help community organizations. It allows for leadership opportunities and drives social impact through the transfer of valuable knowledge from the for-profit to the not-for-profit sector.
Deloitte’s social impact efforts recognized by Points of Light
In June 2016, Deloitte was recognized as one of the most community-minded private-sector organizations in the nation as part of the Civic 50. According to Points of Light, the Civic 50 initiative sets the standard for private-sector organizations seeking to best use their time, talent, and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. At Deloitte, we foster a culture of purpose and are committed to using our knowledge, skills, and experience to make a difference in our communities by helping address pressing social issues. Deloitte is honored to be recognized for that with our selection to the Civic 50!