Deloitte is Extending its Sustainability and Climate Expertise in Africa to Better Serve Customers

Published on: 4 July 2022 11:50 AM
by KnowESG

Deloitte, the leading audit and risk advisory consultancy, will invest in its sustainability and climate capabilities in terms of talent and its go-to-market solution offerings to support clients' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) journeys.

The Africa plan is a pillar of Deloitte's global priority focus, which is building one of the greatest global networks of sustainability experience, including a $1 billion investment in client-related services, data-driven research, and assets and skills.

This investment includes the creation of the Deloitte Centre for Sustainable Progress (DCSP), which will be accessible to Deloitte experts as they assist organisations in undergoing large-scale transformation.

The DCSP network will focus on holistic, results-oriented thought leadership, data-driven analysis, and accountability reporting to support organisations through their sustainability journeys.

In addition, as part of its internal WorldClimate plan, Deloitte will offer a comprehensive curriculum of sustainability training courses to all 345,000 professionals, clients, and suppliers.

The curriculum will be made available digitally and via the network of Deloitte Universities.

The Deloitte Sustainability and Climate practice will continue to assist clients in redefining their strategy, integrating sustainability into their operations, and accelerating the transformation of their organisations to comply with all ESG reporting obligations.

Ashleigh Theophanides, Deloitte Africa's inaugural chief sustainability officer, said:

"It is about taking action, assisting transformation across the ecosystem, including suppliers, clients, customers, policymakers, and alliance partners across industries and the societies in which we operate."

In 2021, Deloitte published its WorldClimate plan, committing itself to science-based, net-zero goals by 2030 and leading by example.

In Johannesburg and Cape Town, the South African Deloitte offices have relocated to eco-friendly structures.

The company has also decreased business travel and is implementing other solutions, such as the use of sustainable materials in its operations, to ensure that no garbage is sent to landfills from any of its facilities through on-site recycling.

In addition, as part of its WorldClimate strategy, Africa member firms have recently planted thousands of trees as part of its Earth Month initiatives, according to Deloitte.

Source: Engineering News

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