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At PwC, we understand Corporate Responsibility as the way we integrate social, environmental and economic concerns into our values, culture, decision making and operations in an accountable and transparent manner and thereby establish better practices within the firm, create wealth and improve society.
We approach corporate responsibility from four perspectives which we call the four quadrants – Community, Environment, Workplace and Marketplace. By considering the wider impacts of our decisions in these four quadrants, we are better able to develop a comprehensive strategy that embeds corporate responsibility into all our planning and processes.
- Our responsibility in the marketplace is to actively seek opportunities to use our expertise to identify and highlight issues relevant to the business community and society in general. We aim to ensure that the advice we provide, and the way we provide it, is not only technically sound but gives due consideration to relevant ethical and sustainability issues.
- Being a responsible employer means more than providing a safe working environment; it also means ensuring great opportunities for personal development (education and training), fostering diversity and choice in the workplace, and looking after the health and welfare of all of our people.
- We all want to save the planet, and we know that doing business impacts the environment in lots of ways – travelling, using energy and resources, generating waste. We demonstrate commitment to sustainable development as a firm in our daily activities and business conducts by minimizing negative impacts and maximizing positive impacts on the natural environment. Furthermore, we also aim to ensure that our activities and results in this regard are recognized and positively viewed by PwC employees and other stakeholders.
- There is more to community involvement than giving money, and we can also make a difference on social issues in the areas where we have a physical presence. As a firm, we try to help promote the social inclusion of young people through creative, active partnerships focused on education, employability and the environment. Volunteering and pro bono services, for example, are one of the best ways of how we can help.