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Deloitte outlines global commitments to Covid-19 response and relief efforts

Big Four’ accountancy firm Deloitte has outlined its global commitments to the Covid-19 response and relief efforts, as the world continues to battle the outbreak.

The firm said that in response to the pandemic, it has “activated the power of its global footprint” and adopted a multi-pronged approach to address the “significant and growing” needs of impacted communities around the world.

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To date, Deloitte has committed more than $12.5m (£10.1m) in investments in the form of direct monetary donations, medical equipment, and pro bono project work.

It said these efforts are targeted to helping frontline healthcare workers, supporting the millions of students globally who are out of school and providing communities in need with donations and volunteers.

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In the UK, Deloitte said it is helping 70 organisations with pro bono and virtual volunteering to ensure critical services remain available for those most in need.

Additionally, it has made donations to Social Bite, allowing 8,800 meals to be delivered to socially isolated people, and a further donation was made to The Trussell Trust, which supports a nationwide network of 1,200 food banks.

Deloitte is also providing project management and logistics and supporting a taskforce to develop solutions in locations where food banks are facing closure.

Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO, said: “Deloitte’s purpose is to make an impact that matters for our people, our clients, and the communities where we live and work. Rarely in our 175-year history have we encountered a crisis of this magnitude that has impacted so many so severely.”

He added: “We are using all of the tools we have – financial contributions, in-kind donations and pro-bono project work – to help our people, our clients and our communities respond to this crisis and get back on the road to recovery.”

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