Our commitment to the environment

PwC works to reduce our environmental footprint in order to protect all of the earth's inhabitants.

We have reduced our carbon footprint 45% since 2007

45%*

We have reduced our carbon footprint 45% since 2007.

 

We cover 100% of the carbon emissions we generate from our office electricity use through the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs).

100%*

We cover 100% of the carbon emissions we generate from our office electricity use through the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs).

All of our e-waste is diverted from landfills through reuse or recycling.

100%*

All of our e-waste is diverted from landfills through reuse or recycling.

Human potential relies on a healthy environment

In addition to a widening opportunity gap, people in underserved communities often face increased risks from climate change like poor air quality where they work and live. These communities may also be more vulnerable to natural disasters, such as hurricanes, flooding and wildfires.

Managing our environmental footprint is part of how we work to create a more equitable society. We’re taking action by reducing our carbon emissions wherever we can and then offsetting 100% of our air travel emissions and covering 100% of the carbon emissions we generate from our office electricity use through the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs).

Here’s how we’re helping

Shrinking our carbon footprint

Since 2007, we’ve reduced our carbon footprint by 45%. And, beginning in FY19, we are offsetting 100% of the emissions produced by our firm’s air travel by purchasing verified forestry carbon credits and other offsets.

Rethinking efficiency

Almost two-thirds of our office space is certified through the LEED® green building program. In addition, we’ve reduced our energy consumption by 40% per employee through more efficient use of our space.

Teaming up for the environment

Our firm’s internal services and local market Green Teams look for more ways we can help the environment. Between 2017 and 2018, we reduced paper consumption by 23% — enough paper to cover half of Central Park. We also reuse or recycle 100% of the electronic waste from our offices.

 

Sources
*Per PwC internal analysis

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Shannon Schuyler

Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer, PwC US

Jeff Senne

Responsible Business Strategy and Implementation Leader, PwC US

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