Across the PwC network, our leaders have highlighted our people's wellbeing as a People Priority. In an effort to live up to this, we've implemented various initiatives over the last three years that make our people's wellbeing central to how we work here at PwC Malaysia. 
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"I'm happy PwC has #FitPwC to provide an opportunity for everyone to stay fit and healthy. I joined the Get Fit Yoga class and had a good time destressing and refreshing my mind."

Feedback from #FitPwC participant

In the past, our wellbeing initiative focused primarily on physical health through #FitPwC. But we understand that a person's wellbeing goes beyond that. So in November 2017, we introduced #PwCWellbeing, a broader programme that reminds our people to 'Be Well, Live Well'. It covers:

  • Body - physical fitness (#FitPwC), nutrition and sleep
  • Mind - mental and emotional health
  • Heart - values, motivation and giving back

During the two-day launch on 16 and 17 November, we unveiled the new intiatives under #PwCWellbeing. 

Highlights of the launch:

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): A free and confidential counselling hotline for our people. This provides them an avenue to share their problems (work or personal) with external professionals, if needed. 
  • Total Wellbeing Challenge: A 1-month pilot programme led by the firm's Senior Managers, which focuses on inculcating health habits within their teams. Four teams from our Assurance, Tax, Consulting and Deals teams competed to complete challenges each related to body, mind and heart, respectively. The pilot was successful and we will continue the programme in 2018 with a wider group. 
  • Mindfulness class: 32 people joined our 1-hour mindfulness class that focused on basic muscle tension release and the practice of conscious relaxation, over two pilot runs. Weekly classes will commence mid-2018, conducted by a certified meditation teacher. 


#FitPwC is a programme designed to get our people to exercise more, as it leads to healthier, happier, and more productive individuals in the long run. It is also one of our flagship programmes since 2015. Inspired by our inaugural Fun Run in 2014, it was first launched as we wanted a year long, integrated programme (instead of just a one-off event) that could positively impact our people's lives. 

We collaborated with the PwC Sports club (Kelab Sukan PwC) and the Human Capital team to run events for most of the year. 

#FitPwC consists of the following, which runs from April to November:

  • KakiJalan – Our people compete to get the most steps in 2 weeks
  • Stairathon – An hour-long weekly stair challenge at the office (7 flights of stairs)
  • GetFit Classes – Weekly fitness classes (Zumba, yoga, kickboxing)
  • #UrutPwC – Blind masseuses from Nuri Wellness Centre provide 15 minutes head and shoulder massage for approximately 30 people per session at our office. We had seven sessions in 2017 and collected RM5,000.00 from #UrutPwC as a donation to National Council for the Blind, Malaysia (NCBM). This will fund future projects, such as those that focus on the development of knowledge in order to create more opportunities for blind masseuses in Malaysia.
  • Just the Weigh You Are – A weight loss programme to help people achieve a healthy weight. 
  • Training for external race events/games : Rat Race, Bursa Bull Charge and the Inter-Accounting Firm Games

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The number of #FitPwC participants has increased over the past 2 years, a good indication that we are on track with our goal to make a positive impact on our people’s wellbeing.

To track the success of #FitPwC, we sent out a survey to all our participants, asking them if #FitPwC had helped improve their fitness, and whether it encouraged them to exercise more and lead a healthier lifestyle.

We estimate our active and unique participants to be 84 people (an increase from 45 people in FY16). Of this pool, 37% (equivalent to 31 employees) said that participating in the various programmes helped them reduce sick leave by one day a year. A day less of sick leave for 31 employees is estimated to generate about RM11,288* in savings for the firm.

We recognise we have to invest more time and effort to impact our people on a wider scale. Which is why we launched #FitPwC in our regional offices (Penang, Ipoh, Melaka, Johor Bahru) in 2017, ensuring our colleagues there can benefit from the programme too.

We also plan to take full advantage of the step count feature on our recently launched flexPoints app, by incorporating it into #FitPwC. We will share progress on the app’s usage in our FY18 reporting.


*Based purely on PwC Malaysia’s average salary. Excludes other benefits such as profits generated and health improvements

cost savings from reduced sick leave
Active leaders : Setting the tone

Since 2016, PwC's Partners and Directors participate in the annual marathon organised by Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur. In 2017, 20 of them ran the 10km category. In 2018, the number of leaders who participated increased, with a total of 42 partners and directors signing up - 22 people for the 10KM category and 20 people in the 5KM category. Their commitment to fitness is key to making our wellbeing initiative a reality at PwC. 

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Pauline Ho

Pauline Ho

Chief Operating Officer, PwC Malaysia

Tel: +(60) 3 2173 0946

Florence Tan

Florence Tan

Corporate Sustainability Director, PwC Malaysia

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 0334

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