All our work at Grant Thornton stems from a single, clear purpose: to help people achieve their potential today so we can build a better tomorrow.
For more than 90 years, Grant Thornton has been helping people, organizations and communities reach their full potential. Our shared values inspire us to run our business for the benefit of all our stakeholders. This culture of social responsibility extends through all we do — from our audit, tax and advisory work, to our volunteerism, community outreach and philanthropy.
We use the United Nations’ new sustainable development goals, the Global Goals, to guide our work. We are a founding partner of Impact 2030, the first global effort to marshal corporate volunteers in support of the Global Goals. We helped organize the Impact 2030 Summit last year, hosting more than 90 CSR leaders to drive this work forward.
With the Global Goals as our guide, our people make positive change through GTUnited, our innovative national volunteer engagement program. Our GTUnited volunteer councils, which we’ve established in 90% of our offices nationally, engage our people in the causes that matter to them and help connect and inspire teammates across the firm.
In 2016, we launched the GT24 Challenge, inviting teammates to complete at least 24 hours of volunteer service in the coming year. To date, more than 25% of our team has responded, committing to perform 48,120 total volunteer hours (and counting) this year to support education, the environment, health services and other important areas. Many of these hours will come through nonprofit board service, as more than 800 of our people work to provide leadership, governance and financial support to help these organizations achieve their goals.
We also support the nonprofit sector through our core business, as one of the largest providers of professional services to nonprofit organizations, helping them improve their operations, manage risks and fulfill their missions for the people they serve. We work with nearly a third of the organizations in the NonProfitTimes Top 100 and Forbes Top 50 US Charities. When these groups are more effective at what they do, the benefits cascade through all the communities we serve together.
All our work at Grant Thornton stems from a single, clear purpose: to help people achieve their potential today so we can build a better tomorrow. I could not be more pleased that our work in our communities is helping us fulfill this purpose every day.