part of it: Shaping our future
Through Corporate Responsibility we're on a journey to make every decision, every day, count - towards a sustainable future. Through the United Nations, the world has agreed a set of sustainable development goals - to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Businesses need to be part of the solution - including ours.
At PwC, integrity, caring, teamwork, reimagining the possibilities and making a difference are important firm values that impact the choices we make across our business, including in our corporate responsibility efforts.
We are committed to four areas that are critical to the health of the communities in which we live and work: responsible business; diversity and inclusion; community engagement; and environmental stewardship.
We continue to make progress on environmental stewardship, including engaging our people in environmental initiatives, and measuring and monitoring our footprint. PwC believes that addressing climate change requires innovation, bold leadership and investments in new technologies. We are working with stakeholders to strengthen and diversify our economy, while also supporting our resource industries. It’s good business and it’s the right thing to do.
Bill McFarland, CEO and Senior Partner, PwC Canada
Our goals are to continue encouraging our people to engage in meaningful community experiences that build capabilities; recognizing our people for their community work; developing relationships across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, especially through the development of thought leadership and evaluating our current programs to encourage innovation.
We’re building awareness of our environmental footprint and taking measureable steps to reduce it through our daily practices.
PwC Canada’s renewed environmental policy outlines our commitment to reducing the environmental impacts of our operations and activities. You can find a link to the policy on our website. We continue to engage our employees in a dialogue about environmental stewardship and make progress towards measuring and monitoring our footprint.
Whether it’s submitting a proposal to clients, learning from each other’s ideas and experiences or participating in a volunteer day with colleagues, the backbone of everything we do is teamwork and collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds with diverse thoughts and experiences.
This is how we create a high performance culture, where everyone challenges and supports each other to be the best we can be and to play our individual parts in our firm’s collective success.
At PwC, we play a significant role in the world’s capital markets. We take pride that our people and services help improve the credibility, transparency and reliability of financial statements and information that help guide investors and stakeholders to make informed decisions.
We believe we have a responsibility to uphold and embody ethics, transparency and integrity in all aspects of our work. Our people are leaders who can promote trust in business and use their skills and relationships to promote more ethical and responsible behaviour in the marketplace. By exemplifying responsible leadership and showcasing how sustainability is a core component of strong governance
and organizational accountability, we know we can make a significant difference in the success of our people, clients and communities.
At PwC, we recognize the importance of sponsoring initiatives that reflect the core values we feel are essential for responsible businesses. On a national level, we support and promote a wide range of diverse initiatives from Canadian business, sports and culture.
Read our FY16 Corporate Responsibility Highlights publication
Read our FY16 Corporate Responsibility Report Summary
PwC Corporate Responsibility team