EY Americas Sustainability Report 2013
Our organization has a strong sense of obligation to serve a number of stakeholders who count on us to deliver quality and excellence in all that we do.
Throughout our history we have taken our role as public accountants and the important role we play in the world’s capital markets very seriously.
Strong capital markets contribute to improving living standards in economies around the globe. While our Assurance services see that accurate, transparent and timely information goes to these markets, our other services play an important role as well.
Our Tax services help taxpayers meet their obligations amid ever-changing and complex tax regulations. Our Advisory services help our clients retain the confidence of investors, manage risks, and operate more effectively and efficiently, enabling them to grow sustainably — and providing opportunities local economies to grow with them.
Through our Transaction Advisory Services we advise clients on how to raise, preserve and optimize capital.
We are committed to a multidisciplinary business model because we believe it improves audit quality, particularly when supported by an effective governance environment; helps us attract and retain the best talent; and enables us to provide exceptional client service.
Providing exceptional client service
All of our service lines are committed to providing exceptional client service. To deliver on this commitment, we are embedding exceptional client service into how we measure quality, our people’s goals and even our recruitment techniques.
We believe that through working with others who share our vision, our combined efforts can be greater than our individual efforts.
Providing exceptional client service requires understanding clients’ different needs and tailoring our services for them based on their size and the industry in which they work. We are committed to embedding a stronger sector perspective in our service lines and incorporating greater sector relevance in how we develop people and deliver services.
Applying an industry focus
Our clients increasingly expect relevant industry insights on the issues that affect their business. EY has invested in 16 Global Sector Centers, which serve as networks for gathering, distilling and sharing industry-focused knowledge and experience.
Business leaders around the world understand the need for a more encompassing approach to sustainability — and so do we. EY firms use a holistic approach to service delivery that helps clients find that right balance between risk and opportunity.
- Sustainability services. Through our Climate Change and Sustainability Services , we help our clients navigate their sustainability journeys. We understand business and regulatory threats and opportunities, deliver strategy, explore commercial transactions, devise carbon management plans, monitor performance and add rigor to public disclosures on progress.
- Global Cleantech Center. From start-ups to large corporations to national governments, organizations worldwide are embracing clean technologies as an engine of growth, efficiency, sustainability and competitive advantage.
Cleantech enables the transformation of a variety of industries toward a more resource-efficient and low-carbon economy; we see innovation in technology, business models, financing mechanisms, cross-industry partnerships and corporate adoption.