Engaging our people

Our people – some 35,000 of them – are our firm’s greatest strength. To help them succeed professionally as well as personally, we provide quality learning and development programs, opportunities for growth, and outlets that support their passions and encourage individuals to become more engaged. Here are some of the ways our people can get involved:

Give time on your own

We encourage our people to spend paid time volunteering with a cause that is personally meaningful to them. Through volunteering, staff can also earn grants for the organizations they support through the PwC Charitable Foundation.

“Find an organization you have a passion for, and charitable giving is easy. I like that we have a PwC program that turns your ‘sweat equity’ into dollars.”

Steve Embry, Assurance Partner

Be more sustainable

Small things add up and make a big difference. Join a Green Team, take mass transit, bring a cup to work, carpool and use videoconferencing.

“Becoming part of the Green Team helped me recognize the role I can play in supporting the firm’s commitment to Corporate Responsibility.”

Michelle Hayes, Tax Manager and Green Team Leader

Give time with others

Joining colleagues in firm-sponsored volunteering, such as office-wide volunteer days and Project Belize, is a way for us to give back and stay connected.

“I have never felt more proud being a part of PwC than I did when I was working on Project Belize.”

Molly A. Hepburn, Assurance Manager

Give dollars

A giving culture is something we value. We created the PwC Giving Site to make it easy for our people to donate during the Giving Campaign or year-round, and give to their favorite charity or the PwC Charitable Foundation. Our partners and staff gave $9.9 million during FY12.

Join the team

Inclusion Networks are groups of PwC people – such as women, minorities, and members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community – who come together around common interests.

“Building new relationships with PwC colleagues and GLBT organizations has greatly enriched my professional and personal life.”

Melvin Parks, Advisory Coordinator and GLBT Leader

Be rewarded

Our staff can enter their responsible behaviors on our Well-Being Rewards website and receive gift cards or contribute to a worthy cause. During FY12, our staff earned $4.9 million through this program.

For more on our CR strategy, see our FY11 report.