We use corporate responsibility (CR) as a societal lens, helping us to understand stakeholder expectations and societal trends, manage our activities in light of these, invest in positive societal change that delivers on our purpose and measure a broader set of business metrics.
We aim to go beyond doing the right thing to catalysing change in four focus areas: responsible business, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and environmental stewardship.
We recognise that across the network, our firms are at different stages of their journey. As such, we utilise our leadership ladders to provide practical guidance and inspiration to progress from foundation level to CR leadership. All PwC firms are expected to fulfil key elements of the Foundation Level while our 21 largest firms are expected to achieve all Foundation level indicators.
At a network level CR is governed at PwC by the Global Corporate Responsibility Board (GCRB) chaired by Colm Kelly, Global Tax and Legal Services Leader, and comprised of global and local leaders from across the network, and also includes an external independent adviser.
We believe in lending our voice to advocate for change on important issues and be part of forums and initiatives that help organisations to navigate the road to sustainability.
We're committed to listening to our stakeholders, understanding expectations and using this information to help us improve our business. Each of our firms undertakes a range of engagement to help us understand the issues that matter most.
PwC has been a proud signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2002.
"At no time has the need for alignment of economic growth, social progress and environmental sustainability been more important - and at no time have we been better positioned to tackle the challenge ahead. Governments and business need to adopt and adapt to the new measures of prosperity provided by the SDGs.” Robert Moritz, PwC Global Chairman