Putting Sustainability Commitments into Action

Deloitte’s North Texas leaders discuss sustainability commitments in Deloitte’s office and at Deloitte University.

This Earth Month, and every day, Deloitte is committed to progressing a better future for all through a commitment to sustainability. We are focused on helping combat climate change, which also can create challenges and disruptions that can deepen existing societal inequities.

Our focus at Deloitte through our own sustainability actions include our commitments to reduce emissions as outlined in our US Impact Report, our internal activities to embed sustainability into our operations and culture, and our transparent reporting on our sustainability progress.

We do this for our clients by applying our learnings and experience across our businesses and through our Sustainability, Climate and Equity services to help clients better position their organizations to succeed in the context of a transitioning economy.

Hear from our Dallas-area leaders below about how Deloitte is putting their commitments into action in North Texas to make an impact that matters.

Dan Berner [Photo: Deloitte]

Dan Berner, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP is the Managing Partner for Deloitte’s North Texas offices. He is leading more than 4,000 professionals through a workplace change for our Dallas office.

We are just beginning the process of relocating our Dallas workplace to 23Springs. One of our top priorities was finding a location that had sustainability and well-being features built in. Once complete, 23Springs will be LEED Silver® with smart metering systems to monitor energy use, enhanced indoor air quality technology, EV charging stations, and more. It is important to me that when our people come to work, they are in an environmentally conscious space, designed to support their comfort and well-being.

Natalie Cooper [Photo: Deloitte]

Natalie Cooper, Managing Director, Deloitte LLP, leads Deloitte University (DU) in Westlake, Texas. Our flagship leadership and learning center hosts 75,000 people each year.

We offer a very high level of service and hospitality at DU, such that it’s almost easy to overlook how many leading sustainable practices are incorporated into our operations. Our original building is LEED Gold® and we use energy-efficient systems to control heating, cooling, and lighting. Our food service generates very little waste, and we have drastically reduced our reliance on single-use plastics. We are also very proud of our Products with a Purpose program that sources products such as snacks, beverages, and gift items from organizations that have certified sustainable operations.

Heidi Soltis-Berner [Photo: Deloitte]

Heidi Soltis-Berner, Managing Director, Deloitte LLP, leads Real Estate Services in the US and is also overseeing the expansion of DU in Westlake. The 600,000 square-foot addition will allow us to do more of what we do best at DU: Grow the world’s best leaders.

Across Deloitte’s US real estate portfolio, we design our workplaces with sustainability and our people’s well-being in mind. We thoughtfully select and responsibly source materials to create healthy indoor air quality, reduce waste, and minimize our impact on the environment. Access to daylight, acoustics, and choices of settings are just some of the carefully considered components that are purposefully woven into Deloitte workplaces. Those same principles are being applied to the DU expansion project. In fact, not only are we pursuing LEED certification for our new construction, but also WELL certification. We’ve enrolled nearly 100 of our workplaces, including DU, into the IWBI’s WELL at Scale program, enabling us to measure and improve upon our well-being efforts.

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