The Global Network Initiative is pleased to announce that Deloitte Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab, the Denmark member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, has become an accredited GNI assessor.
Deloitte works globally on assessing and auditing compliance with international principles for human rights. Deloitte partner Dr Helena Barton is a specialist in the field and will lead on GNI assessments by Deloitte.
‘We are pleased that Deloitte is now accredited to provide assessments to GNI member companies. We are increasingly met with questions from companies around human rights such as privacy and freedom of expression, particularly in response to international developments around internet governance”, says Helena Barton. “For GNI assessments, we will combine our globally recognised specialist competencies in cyber security, human rights and risk management.”
In August 2013, Deloitte acquired GNI assessor Corporate Context, a corporate responsibility consulting, auditing, and assurance service managed by Dr Barton.
Following a review by GNI’s Board review to ensure Deloitte met GNI’s publicly available independence and competency criteria for assessors, Deloitte was approved in October 2014.
Deloitte joins currently accredited assessors Foley Hoag LLP, KPMG AG, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and SSP Blue.
Deloitte has in the region of 200,000 professionals at member firms delivering services in audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory in more than 150 countries. Revenues for fiscal year 2013 were US$32.4 billion.