Deloitte is to put all of its staff through a climate change learning programme to help them make responsible choices at work and at home.
All 330,000 Deloitte employees worldwide will participate in the digital learning programme, which has been developed with the World Wildlife Fund.
The learning programme will be rolled out over the next six months and will feature videos, interactive data visualisations and personal testimonials from Deloitte people who are taking climate action.
Deloitte will also develop a learning channel that will be updated with the latest science and climate information.
“To address climate change, we need to understand it. Through dedicated learning, we can help make the right choices necessary to combat the crisis,” said Punit Renjen, Deloitte global CEO.
“Deloitte’s climate learning programme is a powerful tool to unlock the climate ambition of our most valuable asset and superpower—our people. By educating and inspiring all 330,000 of us, we can help drive collective action at the scale required to help address climate change.”
The accountancy and consulting firm said it wanted to build a culture of climate “consciousness” and inform staff about how Deloitte is responding to the climate crisis.
Last year it launched a global climate and sustainability strategy, WorldClimate, which included a commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, promote “green” operations across all of its regions, educate and empower staff to become advocates of climate action, and create solutions that facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Renjen said: “It is time for businesses to change the way they operate. For companies to build long-term sustainable value for all stakeholders, they must do their part to build an equitable and sustainable future. With a company-wide climate learning, businesses can develop a culture of sustainability and climate-conscious thinking at the very core of their work.”
World Wildlife Fund CEO and president Carter Roberts said: “Climate change brings global impacts that demand global solutions. But we also know that companies have a big role to play in driving progress, and that the actions and voices of their employees really matter.
“Leading companies today are not only setting science-based targets to slash emissions and drive progress through their supply chains. They’re also engaging their customers and employees to make smarter choices and build momentum for broader societal progress. This new initiative from Deloitte taps into that trend and aims to bring it to scale.”