Making a difference in a changing world
Ernst & Young’s business strategy is founded on engagement with our people, clients and communities to help them achieve their potential.
As an organisation that embraces corporate responsibility, we think carefully about how to invest in society today to make sure there will be a business context where both we and society can thrive tomorrow and long into the future.
Increasingly, business, government and NGOs are pulling together to promote business, social and environmental progress. With 152,000 people in more than 140 countries, one of the best ways Ernst & Young can contribute to this effort is through skill-based volunteering that’s coordinated globally while taking account of local conditions and culture.
We channel our efforts into three key areas that are aligned with our business strategy and critical to improving and expanding market economies.
- Entrepreneurship – supporting and celebrating start-up companies as they create opportunity
- Education – developing skills and broadening access to make sure the next generation has the skills it needs to make a positive impact
- Environmental sustainability – minimising our impact on the environment
We call these the “3E’s”.
Corporate responsibility is an imperative for safeguarding the sustainability of our business. As a business, we can only grow if the economy and society are strong. So we must continually find ways to intersect what we do well with what society needs. In this way, we will help the people we employ, the companies that we serve, and the communities in which we operate to achieve their potential fully – in both the short and long term.