The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is the world’s largest Corporate Citizenship initiative, with participants in over 130 countries. PwC joined in 2002 and has played a leading role in both supporting the Compact’s mission and in implementing its ten principles within our network of firms. PwC continues to participate in the UNGC because we want to be part of the solution to many of the world’s most pressing challenges and because we view Corporate Responsibility as a key component of our business strategy. As a trusted advisor to many of the world’s leading companies, part of PwC firms' business is to help guide clients’ growth through sustainability strategies.
As a member of the UNGC, we share outcomes and learning at both global and local levels.
We’re also a signatory to the UNGC CEO Water Mandate, a public–private initiative that aims to assist companies in the development, implementation, and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices – to advance water sustainability solutions. In addition, PwC is supporting more than 80 corporate signatories to the Water Mandate in a project designed to unify the field of voluntary corporate water disclosure. We are working with the UN and a wide range of stakeholders – including the Carbon Disclosure Project, Global Reporting Initiative, and World Resources Institute – to develop global guidelines for corporate water disclosure that bring together existing initiatives and ultimately reduce the disclosure burden on companies. Draft guidelines will be launched in August 2012 at World Water Week in Stockholm.We take pride in the progress our network of firms has made by implementing polices and system changes that help them manage themselves in a more sustainable way. Learn more about how the UNGC is implemented across our network of firms.
Dennis M. Nally,
Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited