Through corporate responsibility we address social, environmental and economic problems by implementing our values and culture, taking crucial decisions and acting responsibly and transparently, thereby reinforcing good practice in our company and, creating a healthy and responsible environment for our staff, businesses and the community.
We use four principles for implementing our corporate responsibility strategy in Latvia and globally.
We represent an ethical and transparent business practice on the Latvian market and help other companies boost their competitiveness. We facilitate a dialogue between the private and the public sector, and create development opportunities and ways of sharing experience. In addition to complying with professional and statutory standards, PwC has devised a special code of conduct that governs our day-to-day business. This code rests on our three core values – excellence, teamwork and leadership, and on our four experience behaviours – putting ourselves in each other’s shoes, sharing and collaborating, investing in relationships, and enhancing value through quality.
Every day we work with people coming from a variety of cultures, cities and countries. Each of us has a unique combination of knowledge and experience that we bring with us and contribute to our day-to-day business. Diversity is a key aspect of PwC that helps us provide innovative solutions relevant to our clients, the community, and the country. Gender diversity has been one of PwC’s global priorities since 2006. We work with our people to enhance a diversity of opinion that reaches beyond visible differences such as age, gender and race.
When contributing to the community, we focus on the application of our skills and expertise in working with others and creating significant changes to improve our welfare. Our long-standing collaboration and support includes taking care of children’s health and education, helping young people integrate into the community and the labour market, sharing knowledge, and educating and advising new entrepreneurs. We also appreciate the knowledge and experience of the elderly and make our premises available as a forum for debate between old-age pensioners and young people. By supporting all generations we are responsible for the community and feel happy with a contribution that creates a better and more intelligent society.
Many PwC firms are making a serious effort to reduce the consumption of resources not only in their day-to-day business but also by employees at home. We are among the PwC companies globally, including CEE, that measured their carbon footprint this year, and we are committed to achieving a 5% reduction within the next three years. Every day we save energy and consume water and paper responsibly. Last autumn we decided for the first time to go planting trees to minimise the adverse effect of paper consumption on forest coverage. Each year we take part in Earth Hour by switching off the PwC logo lighting on the front of our office building at 21 Kr. Valdemara iela.