Our collective efforts

Our collective efforts

At PwC, corporate responsibility is a collective effort, centered on a goal to inspire each and every partner and staff member to engage in activities that serve the communities where we live and work. While we focus our overall firm efforts on youth education, diversity and inclusion, and climate change, we also embrace the causes that are personally meaningful to our 39,000 people. We support time off for personal volunteering and provide unlimited time off for firm sponsored volunteer activities. Our people can also apply for a grant to the organizations they support through Dollars for Doers, a program supported by the PwC Charitable Foundation. We are also working to further scale our efforts around pro bono, providing even greater opportunities for more of our people to engage in skills-based efforts and in FY13, we launched a mobile site that makes it even easier for our people to sign up for CR activities around the U.S.

“I love that PwC encourages us to support our local communities. This year I was part of a team that volunteered at the Houston Food Bank, which helped to feed over 19,000 households. It was such a rewarding experience!”

Yolanda Thomas, Manager

“I’m inspired when teaching the EYF and Junior Achievement lessons. It's not only fun, but rewarding to know that a small investment of my time can make a significant difference in the lives of the children.”

Dory Ward, Manager

Our people are generous and they know that a great way to increase their impact on organizations that have special meaning to them is to combine financial support with the time and talent they contribute. It’s our goal to make it easy for our people to give when, where, and how they want by putting our online-giving site at their fingertips year round. More than 12,000 people annually use the site, selecting from over 1 million charities including the PwC Charitable Foundation and United Way. In addition, the site provides access to our Matching Gifts Program for Colleges and Universities, which doubles our people’s contributions to the institutions that are part of PwC’s college recruiting program. Data from the site enables us to demonstrate how our people’s generosity, combined with the firm’s own charitable donations, support our shared interests and multiply our impact.

Charitable donations

$ millions

PwC U.S. Carbon Footprint

Volunteer hours


PwC U.S. Carbon Footprint

  FY11 FY12 FY13
Charitable donations from our people $9.1m $9.9m $11.4m
Charitable donations from the firm $30.7m $30.7m $38.7m
Charitable donations from the firm and our people $39.8m $40.6m $50.1m
Volunteer hours 80,327 hours 124,198 hours 236,720 hours