It’s time to lead - CEO letter
The hard work and commitment of our people, along with their ability to adapt at pace is the foundation of our tremendous 11% growth in revenue. COVID-19 triggered incredible challenges and change for people, businesses, and society. There was no rulebook for navigating a global pandemic, and like all businesses, we found ourselves having to quickly adapt and respond in the face of changing and uncertain conditions.
None of this was straightforward, but our firm has grown stronger. At the heart of this performance was undoubtedly the commitment of our 1,634 people across Denmark who supported each other and our clients in the most challenging of times.
Our people are the core of our business, and throughout the pandemic, they have been our top priority and our consistently high engagement scores over the last year reflect this. According to our regular internal survey 87% are proud to work for EY. This is another testament to the fact that motivated people create outstanding results that shape the future.
One of the learnings from COVID-19 was the flexible working day. We have launched the EY Hybrid Model; giving our people empowered flexibility to have more control over where and how they work, as we all adapt to new, blended ways of working from home, offices and client sites. This model acknowledges that we all perform our best in different ways.
The last year has also been about investing in relations. We stayed connected with our clients. We have helped them reframe their future — just as we redefined our own. We value the fact that 94% of our clients feel that we have earned their trust, 93% expressed that EY teams met or exceeded their expectations in the past year, and 95% feel that they have a strong relationship with us.
Sustainability and technology are key drivers to success now and in the future. We know that at EY. Therefore, these areas are incorporated into all our services. This way, we not only make sustainability and technology work for our clients, we aim to make it good business for all stakeholders — business, people and society.
We want to thank all our clients and our EY family for their support and commitment over this remarkable past year. We firmly believe that together, we have grown and discovered opportunities in times of change. We are looking forward to the next 12 months, and the opportunity for us to make a positive impact in the market, for our people and society.
We will continue to build a better working world and have fun along the way!
Read more about our results below.
Growth in EY Denmark of11 %
in financial year 2020/21
Our people survey shows that87 %
of EY people are proud to work at EY
As auditor EY is# 2
based on market share amongst all segments from C25 to top 1000 businesses
EY is# 1
M&A advisor on Nordic tech deals in 2021
We gave our employees in Danmark56.000
learnings hours in FY21
Business students rank EY as# 13
amongst the most attractive employer in Denmark (Universum)
We help companies rapidly and digitally transform their business together with our40
Promoted female partners of33 %
Being a trusted global advisor
New developments are shaping the world, every minute, every day. To respond to this fast-changing world, we need to stay connected to stay ahead. We create long-term value through helping organizations reframe their future. EY teams help companies rapidly and digitally transform with minimal risk. We cooperate with 40 company counting IBM, Tanium, Sailpoint, Sap and Microsoft.
Innovation at EY
Our clients’ needs are evolving. Challenges are more complex than ever. This makes it a priority for us to keep creating innovation-led and technology-enabled solutions. Our initiatives and ambitious programs fuel innovation and takes it to the next level, so we can continue to meet our client’s ever-changing demands.
The new hybrid working world
COVID-19 accelerated our thinking. One of the learnings was the flexible working day. We launched the EY Hybrid Model allowing our people the freedom to design their work life. We acknowledge that we all perform our best in different ways. The new thinking was a success. Our internal survey shows 87% are proud to work for EY.
Sustainability is a game changer
At EY we are committed to making business work for sustainability and sustainability work for business. At the same time, we are committed to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, we have committed to ambitious climate goals, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, stronger diversity and inclusion in our organization, increased focus on training, development and wellbeing and higher engagement in EY’s corporate volunteering program EY Ripples. These are some of the focus areas of EY sustainability work.
We believe business has an important role to play in tackling society’s toughest challenges. With EY’s corporate volunteering program, EY Ripples, we give our people the opportunity to use their cores business capabilities to make a difference, working with impact and accelerating environmental sustainability. EY Ripples mobilizes EY people, tapping into our unique skills and knowledge to achieve a long-term vision: to positively impact one billion lives by 2030 globally.