Corporate responsibility

Be part of it: Shaping our future

At PwC Canada, we understand the importance of having a deep commitment to sustainable and responsible business practices and believe our firm has a unique opportunity to use our skills, voice and relationships to act as a catalyst for change in the world around us. We embrace this commitment and will continue to play a leading role in helping others do the same.

Our approach

Through Corporate Responsibility we're on a journey to make every decision, every day, count - towards a sustainable future. Through the United Nations, the world has agreed a set of sustainable development goals - to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Businesses need to be part of the solution - including ours.

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Bill McFarland

Engaging with all our stakeholders is essential for us to understand their needs and to create the value they’re looking for. So we’re listening and responding to their views on responsible business.

Because there are so many possible priorities for our corporate responsibility programs, we focus on the important issues to our business—the things that matter most.

Within Canada we’ve chosen to focus on four quadrants where we feel we can achieve the most significant outcomes: responsible business; people, diversity and having an inclusive environment; community engagement; and environmental stewardship.

James Temple, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, PwC Canada

Our focus


Community engagement

Our goals are to continue encouraging our people to engage in meaningful community experiences that build capabilities; recognizing our people for their community work; developing relationships across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, especially through the development of thought leadership and evaluating our current programs to encourage innovation.

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Environmental stewardship

We’re building awareness of our environmental footprint and taking measureable steps to reduce it through our daily practices.

PwC Canada’s renewed environmental policy outlines our commitment to reducing the environmental impacts of our operations and activities. You can find a link to the policy on our website. We continue to engage our employees in a dialogue about environmental stewardship and make progress towards measuring and monitoring our footprint.

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Investing in our people

Whether it’s submitting a proposal to clients, learning from each other’s ideas and experiences or participating in a volunteer day with colleagues, the backbone of everything we do is teamwork and collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds with diverse thoughts and experiences.

This is how we create a high performance culture, where everyone challenges and supports each other to be the best we can be and to play our individual parts in our firm’s collective success.

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Responsible business

At PwC, we play a significant role in the world’s capital markets. We take pride that our people and services help improve the credibility, transparency and reliability of financial statements and information that help guide investors and stakeholders to make informed decisions.

We believe we have a responsibility to uphold and embody ethics, transparency and integrity in all aspects of our work. Our people are leaders who can promote trust in business and use their skills and relationships to promote more ethical and responsible behaviour in the marketplace. By exemplifying responsible leadership and showcasing how sustainability is a core component of strong governance
and organizational accountability, we know we can make a significant difference in the success of our people, clients and communities.

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PwC Canada Sponsorships

At PwC, we recognize the importance of sponsoring initiatives that reflect the core values we feel are essential for responsible businesses. On a national level, we support and promote a wide range of diverse initiatives from Canadian business, sports and culture.

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Empowering young people for the future of work

PwC’s Young People Project has been created to help address the issue of youth unemployment in Canada and to equip emerging leaders for the future of work.  
Our goal is to use technology to provide digital literacy training, coaching and meaningful mentorship experiences to at least 10,000 young people across the country by 2020.  

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PwC Corporate Responsibility team