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 issues and 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.
In February 2010, PwC Zambia shared time and resources with the children at Kids Alive International, a mission dedicated to rescuing orphans and vulnerable children. PwC made a donation of food stuffs, clothing, books and other items.
PwC Zambia continued to fund a scholarship for a student at the Copperbelt University and the firm made a donation towards a project called ‘seeing is believing’, a charity fighting preventable blindness. The firm also offered services to Junior Achievement Zambia by sitting on the board of directors.
Finally, PwC Zambia organised for a team of medical doctors to give a talk on cervical, breast and prostate cancers followed by voluntary screening tests for PwC staff and their relatives.