Corporate Responsibility Strategy

Corporate Responsibility Strategy

At PwC we believe in being ‘part of it’: the global conversation and movement towards responsible business practices that creates positive change in the world. We’re focusing on four areas where we can make relevant and significant contributions.

We know that our people are critical to the success and sustainability of our business. Investing in our human capital and attracting and retaining top talent are top priorities.

Do the right thing

and

Be a catalyst for change

Responsible business

Creating value in the marketplace by reflecting CR risks and opportunities in our core services, and educating our people on the CR issues our clients face today. Creating value for business and our communities in terms of ethics, integrity and trust, and using our core skills to help address issues central to CR today.

Diversity and inclusion

Creating value for our people and our clients by promoting diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion where people can be themselves, give their best and grow professionally and personally.

Community engagement

Creating socio-economic value by using our skills and experience to help local communities and focusing on capacity-building and education.

Environmental stewardship

Creating value for our business and our communities by respecting the environment, understanding and reducing our impact on the world around us, and implementing an environmental policy.

 

However, we want to go further. Through our own CR agenda, we can be part of the solution to global challenges in two ways. We set out our strategic intent as:

  • Being a catalyst for change, which is about using our skills, voice, and relationships to work with others and influence activities that make a difference, create change and have a lasting impact on the world around us.
  • Doing the right thing, which means playing our part on responsible business issues that are central to our business – from the quality of our services and the diversity of our people, to our engagement with communities and our environmental footprint.

Leadership Ladders

Our leadership ladders set minimum standards and provide guidance on how PwC firms achieve leadership in corporate responsibility. Each of the four steps of the ladder considers four dimensions: behaviour change; strategy and policy; measurement and engagement; and impact assessment.

These aims form the core of our CR Strategy and across the PwC network, our firms support these goals. Our CR strategy is tailored to our specific strengths and opportunities, as a network of professional services firms.