PwC is a strong brand in our markets and we have a responsibility to show leadership, both as a business and as a community member. We are committed to making a positive difference, based upon our core competencies and values.
The Africa Central corporate responsibility programme was launched in July 2008 in line with global PwC objectives. Since then, we have embedded corporate responsibility into our strategy, focusing on education and community issues as well as health, famine and disaster relief.
In all of our markets, a considerable number of PwC staff participate in corporate responsibility projects and willingly donate generously. Many of these donations are matched in kind by PwC firms.
We are constantly seeking to increase our impact on society in line with our purpose of “Building trust in society and solving important problems. Our activities focus on social relevance and is designed to underline this ambition. This strategic objective means that we aim to design, deliver and sponsor initiatives that help resolve the key issues and challenges that society is currently facing.
We are focused on youth and education in line with our internal priorities and core capabilities. We have helped with renovating schools to create safer, more conducive teaching and learning environment; awarded education bursaries and; run mentorship programmes; sponsor student club programmes and donated books to schools.
We also champion the Chess4Change initiative, which aims to improve the analytic and mathematical abilities of students in secondary schools by getting them to play and cultivate a passion for the game of Chess.
Our annual Walk for Charity tagged “5for5” covers a distance of five kilometers and is aimed at raising funds for five selected charities. Participation is drawn from our staff, partners and alumni of the firm who are all encouraged to make voluntary donations for the charities.
Annually we hold two activities targeted at journalists and the Nigerian media community: Capability enhancement workshop for journalists and; Media excellence awards.