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Ethics and Business Conduct

Our purpose, to build trust in society and solve important problems, combined with our values, provide the highest level guide for our behaviours and actions. Equally important is our infrastructure for sound governance, independence, ethics and compliance. Read more about our approach to business ethics and conduct.

Visit PwC’s Global Human Rights Statement

Our commitment to the UN Global Compact

Explore the different ways we are supporting our people, clients and suppliers by helping them to achieve their full potential.

Realising the potential of our people

Our people are at the heart of our organisation. Over 284,000 in 157 countries. We are committed to attracting the best people to PwC and offering them exciting career and development opportunities so they can achieve their full potential and build a rewarding career.

Through a significant Be Well Work Well initiative we invest in programmes to help our people work flexibly and manage their energy and personal wellbeing. You can read about some of the everyday habits we’re encouraging our people to embrace here .

To continue to serve our stakeholders and deliver on our purpose, we need to help our people prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

In 2019 we announced our plan to invest an additional US$3bn in upskilling our people. Our goal is to provide our people with dedicated time to invest in developing the skills required to be successful in the digital world and to provide the best programmes and tools for them to do so.

We employ people from diverse cultures and backgrounds and with a wide range of experiences. And we’re committed to making sure everyone who works at PwC feels comfortable bringing their true selves to work.

Advancing and supporting diversity and inclusion isn’t just the right thing to do. An inclusive workplace enables us to embrace the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of all our people to create better outcomes for stakeholders and society. Read about our diversity and inclusion journey.

Working with clients

The biggest impact we make comes from the work we do every day, helping clients navigate many of the complex systems - capital markets, tax and economies - that underpin society. We help these systems function and clients to operate within them effectively.

We believe we have a responsibility to help these systems evolve so that they benefit communities and society more widely. 

In addition, our sustainability and climate change practitioners support our clients to navigate the risks and opportunities presented by sustainable development.

Working with suppliers for positive change

At PwC, we expect the same level of integrity and business conduct from our Third Parties and their personnel as we do our own people. These standards are explained in our Global Third Party Code of Conduct. Additionally, many of our firms take action to drive positive impact through procurement, such as participating in initiatives to bring social enterprises or minority suppliers into our supply chain. For example, read about the work of our UK firm here

Contact us

Tracey Capper

Global Corporate Responsibility Senior Manager, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 8603 3346

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