Deloitte has celebrated its 15th annual Impact Day, the company’s flagship volunteering programme to accelerate positive societal impact in the country. This year, more than 37,000 Deloitte professionals volunteered 1,82,000 hours for the benefit of local communities and not-for-profit organizations through skills-based and traditional volunteering initiatives, across 13 cities in India. The projects focused on pressing issues such as education, employability and skill building, healthcare and sanitation, environment sustainability and empowerment.
India has the largest youth population in the world, accounting for a third of Indians in the 15 – 29 years age group. Additionally, India is on track to become the world’s youngest population, with an average age of 29 and 64% belonging to the working age group, according to UN. Echoing the spurring growth of millennials, who make up the largest portion of today’s workforce in the country, Deloitte is not just making them career-ready, but life-ready through various initiatives that focus on education and employability. Last year, Deloitte mobilized over 29,000 professionals to participate in over 175 different projects and impacted the lives of 9,42,000 people on a single day.
“Impact Day is our commitment in giving back to the community. There have been significant contributions made by the millennial workforce that spearheaded this year’s Impact Day and I am proud to say that sustaining a spirit of volunteerism is motivating the best out of individual’s talent. Our Millennial 2017 survey highlighted that millennials appear to consider the charitable route an impactful method of changing the world and we are glad that as an organization, we have been able to do this for 15 years now,” said S.V. Nathan, Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte India.
“Our 15th consecutive Impact Day stands testament to our ongoing commitment towards furthering education & employability in the communities we live in. At Deloitte, making an impact that matters is at the heart of what we do. This translates into applying the same commitment, talent, and teamwork that we use to serve our clients, to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need,” said Bruce Stewart, Principal, Deloitte LLP.