PricewaterhouseCoopers - The Workplace of the Year 2009

On 7 April 2010, PricewaterhouseCoopers was presented with the Workplace of the Year Award at the National Responsible Business Award ceremony held at Vilnius University.

The firm was awarded for the ability to prepare well for the economic crisis, quickly respond to the challenges and for the employees’ proactivity.

It was the third National Responsible Business Award granted to the firm. PricewaterhouseCoopers was proclaimed the Workplace of the Year 2007 and the Partner of the Year 2008.

National Responsible Business Awards was initiated in 2007 by the UNDP Lithuania, Ministry of Social Security and Labour. Partners of the initiative are Ministries of Economy and Environment of the Republic of Lithuania.

This initiative is aiming to raise awareness on corporate responsibility, it adds value for businesses, country and each individual and accelerates enterprises to embed principles of responsible business into their operations.

National Responsible Business Awards recognize business enterprises within 3 nominations – Workplace of the Year, Partner of the Year, and Environmental Enterprise of the Year.

The activities of these enterprises demonstrate leadership and a sincere commitment to operate in a transparent manner, fairly treat employees, society and the state, assess the environmental impact of businesses and reduce the negative consequences of this impact in Lithuania.

Socially responsible business awards have been gaining more popularity each year. This year 40 companies submitted 69 applications, while last year, 22 companies submitted 50 applications.

This year the awards focused on the enterprises that put efforts to respond to the challenges of the economic crisis.