Our purpose and values

Building trust and delivering sustainable outcomes
in businesses and society.

We are purpose-led and values-driven

A firm with purpose depends on people with purpose. PwC’s community of solvers is 75,000 people strong, representing different races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, religions and beliefs. But together, we’re one firm united by our purpose and values.

If you ask any of us what our purpose is, the answer is always the same: to build trust in society and solve important problems. By doing this, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the world.

This month, we celebrate diverse perspectives by honoring Black History Month. We recognize this time to celebrate the rich history of the Black community, and to share stories that help forge better relationships and deeper understanding across cultures and communities.

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We provide equitable experiences within our firm

Establishing and maintaining a fair, equitable and welcoming environment for all requires a shift from awareness to empathy—while demonstrating inclusive leadership that cultivates trust among our people and our clients.

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We address systemic inequities in society

Strong communities are the basis of a thriving society and we are committed to help advance equity outside of our firm. We give our people chargeable time to help nonprofits digitally transform and address operational challenges to address injustice. We are making investments in programming that support career readiness and exploration for diverse students. Further, our Foundation invests in solutions for society’s biggest challenges, from education to humanitarian crises.

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We enable a more sustainable and equitable planet

Given the urgent crisis of climate change, our environmental strategy reaches across our business operations and all our stakeholders with a focus on carbon reduction and environmental sustainability. In addition to the actions we’re taking within the firm, and as a leader in environmental coalitions, we’re empowering our people to be environmental champions in their local communities.

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Our values

Our values define who we are. Through the actions we take and the choices we make, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the world, for our clients and for our people. The New Equation is our strategy for building trust and delivering sustained outcomes. These values underpin our governance structure, our systems and processes to help drive quality, transparency, ethical behavior, accountability and more.

2023 EcoVadis Platinum Rating

In 2023, PwC US received a Platinum rating from EcoVadis and was recognized in the top 1% in our industry for sustainability performance. This rating is a recognition of the quality work we have implemented across the four sustainability dimensions evaluated — environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. 

2023 EcoVadis Platinum Rating

Our FY23 Purpose and Inclusion Report

Guided by our purpose to build trust in society and solve important problems, our FY23 Purpose and Inclusion Report shares our progress in bringing equity and trust into every aspect of our business. We remain unwavering in our commitment to cultivate our culture of belonging, operate as a responsible business, work to advance a more equitable, resilient planet and build trust through governance.

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Shannon Schuyler

Shannon Schuyler

Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer, PwC US

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