Diversity & Inclusion

It’s important for us to be a responsible business that treats our people fairly. Creating value for our clients and communities begins by building and maintaining strong relationships with our people.

What have we done?

At PwC, we believe in empowering our people and giving them the tools to help them succeed in their jobs. It’s also a tangible way to help our people manage work and responsibilities at home.

This includes:

  • FlexSpace, where our people (Managers & above) can choose where to work (when the situation calls for it) from as long as they remain connected and contactable.
  • Flexible working arrangements or FWA where our people can choose to work a shorter work week, from two and a half to four days a week. This allows our people to spend time on things that are meaningful to them, whether it’s spending more time with their children or getting an MBA.
  • Our people can opt to take a stretched time off, from one to three months through the Career break.

Other initiatives:

  • Workshops to promote staff wellbeing are held all year round which focus on health, safety and well-being. We have organised nine workshops ranging from ergonomics to safety for women to healthcare in FY12.
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day – for example, inviting inspirational women role models to share their stories with our people in 2011. In 2012, we had four Directors share their views on flexibility at work. Read more about it here.
  • A support group at work called the Parents Network. We meet monthly to share tips and experiences on balancing the responsibilities of being a working parent and bringing up young children at the same time. This programme has received positive feedback and support from mothers, mothers-to-be, as well as fathers.
  • Reserved parking slots for pregnant ladies.