EY Americas Sustainability Report 2013
Building a better working world together
A note from the EY Americas Managing Partner, Stephen R. Howe, Jr.
Globalization; evolving relationships among economies, institutions and nations; and accelerating technology innovation have created an interconnectedness and interdependency among business, people and communities.
Recently, the global EY organization launched Vision 2020. A global initiative, Vision 2020 details our purpose, ambition, strategy and positioning for building a better working world in four distinct categories:
Clients. Through timely and transparent information, we provide help to build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies across the world. Through our professional services, we help our clients improve and grow, resulting in higher living standards and more opportunities for growing local economies. And through our Growth Markets practice, we recognize and help entrepreneurs, who are the key to economic health.
People. We are committed to a highest-performing teaming culture with great people who develop into future leaders; inclusive, borderless teams; and people who live our values. Our people support one another in pursuit of their personal best, and they possess an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Communities. Our people support the wider marketplace and communities. Globally, we work with organizations such as the World Economic Forum (WEF). Locally, our people give their time, skills and knowledge to the communities in which we live and work.
Environment. We recognize that the biggest positive environmental impact we can have is by supporting our clients in their goals to operate more sustainably. We help our clients improve their environmental performance, lower costs, manage risk and increase transparency. We also recognize our own environmental responsibility.
As such, we continue to challenge ourselves to work in a more environmentally responsible manner and find new ways to reduce our carbon footprint by engaging with our stakeholders.
Although we have launched Vision 2020, we are only at the beginning of our journey. We have a lot of hard work ahead to execute on our Vision 2020 objectives and fulfill our commitment.
In a world filled with uncertainty, our role in the years to come is to support our clients, our people and our communities in making the right decisions. EY is working toward a better working world every day, and we are committed to doing all we can to achieve it.
“As part of Vision 2020, we are improving every aspect of EY, from how we recruit our people to how we manage our knowledge. We are setting ourselves apart by creating the highest-performing teams, to deliver exceptional service to our clients around the world. These improvements will transform our organization as we build a better working world every day.”
Chairman and CEO, EY Global