We are investing in the future and growth of 15 million people, NGOs, and micro & social enterprises to help maximise their potential by 2022. The Maximising Potential framework is the strategy which guides our global community ambition. The framework focuses on three strategic areas - building skills & education, developing the capacity of NGOs and supporting social and micro-enterprises. The New world. New skills. initiative is concerned with deepening people’s understanding of the digital world as well as equipping them with the skills to thrive within it. This will improve the digital understanding and skills of millions of people, working with governments, businesses and NGOs worldwide to close the digital divide.
While driving efficiency to reduce our absolute carbon impact, we commit to offsetting air travel emissions from FY19 and to sourcing 100% renewables for our electricity consumption and offsetting residual energy use by FY22. We have committed to reaching a new zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
We aim to go further. Through our own corporate responsibility agenda, we can be part of the solution to global challenges in two ways. We set out our strategic intent as:
To us, being a responsible business means managing our operations with ethics and integrity and recognising that our responsibilities extend into our value chain. But its more than that – we understand that the most significant societal contribution we make is through the work we do day in day out.
Driven by our purpose, mission and values, we are making an impact in our communities and delivering business value by helping create a more equitable society and creating value for business and our communities in terms of ethics, integrity and trust whilst using our core skills to help address issues central to corporate responsibility today.
At PwC, we respect and value differences. We know that when people from different backgrounds and with different points of view work together, we create value for our people and our clients by promoting diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion where people can be themselves, give their best and grow professionally and personally.
Contributing to solving some of the world’s biggest challenges isn’t something we do on the side. Our community investments simply allow us to extend our impact. We focus our efforts on sharing our skills and experience to 'Maximize Potential' and create socio-economic value by using our skills and experience to help local communities and focus on capacity-building and education with a large focus on the NGO sector.Discover the initiatives we currently support
Without a planet there is no business. That’s why we actively manage the impact of our business and help our clients make the transition to the green economy, placing real value on natural capital. The greatest impact we can have is through supporting our clients to improve their environmental outcomes and to find new innovative solutions to environmental challenges in our areas of expertise.
We aim to create value for our business and our communities by respecting the environment, understanding and reducing our impact on the world around us, and implementing an environmental policy, which governs the way we work. Some of our initiatives include using reusable coffee cups and encouraging other forms of recycling, printing double sided to save on ink and paper, incorporating recycling targets and using a new lighting system with sensors that automatically turns lights off when rooms aren’t in use, saving electricity.
Our leadership ladders set minimum standards and provide guidance on how PwC firms achieve leadership in corporate responsibility. Each of the four steps of the ladder considers four dimensions: behaviour change; strategy and policy; measurement and engagement; and impact assessment.
These aims form the core of our corporate responsibility strategy and across the PwC network, our firms support these goals. Our corporate strategy is tailored to our specific strengths and opportunities, as a network of professional services firms.