From Corporate Responsibility to Responsible Business Leadership
“If you want to understand what’s important to us at PwC, our FY17 Corporate Responsibility report is a good place to start. With this update, we want to show you where we’ve been, but, more importantly, where we’re going. Our approach to acting responsibly is continuously evolving, shaped by changes we see in the market, the needs of our communities, and the role of technology underlying all our work. This report is a snapshot of our progress along the way.”
PwC US Senior Partner & Chairman
At PwC, we’re purpose-led and values-driven. Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems – and we’re tackling some of the biggest issues out there. Our values are reflected in our work – how we deliver it and the difference we make in our communities.
As a firm, we address the important problems that our clients face. Using the time and talent of our people, we bring the same integrity and quality to solving societal issues that we bring to client work.
Much has changed since our last report. Here are some of the major highlights from the past year:
What has not and will not change is our commitment to taking into account the resources we as a firm have to invest, especially the time and talent of our people, and focusing on the social challenges that intersect with our business.
Work with our ecosystem of stakeholders to scale impact by engaging 100% of our 50,000 PwC US employees; providing tools and resources for 250,000 employees in PwC territories around the globe; and engaging clients whose responsibility priorities align with ours.
Engage 100% of our people in corporate responsibility activities each year.
Reach 10 million students, train 100,000 teachers and counselors and mentor 10,000 students, through Access Your Potential, a five-year, $320 million commitment.
Deliver 1 million youth education service hours, reaching 2.5 million students and educators by FY17, through a five-year, $190 million commitment.
Pro bono work
Deliver $30 million per year in pro bono services and pilot a skills-based volunteer program in the spring of 2018, with plans to fully scale by FY20. Participate in the upskilling of 100% of our people through Responsible Business Leadership initiatives.
Deliver $10 million per year in pro bono services through fee-waived engagements, loaned staff or board seat participation.
Diversity and inclusion
Demonstrate our purpose by contributing to a business coalition with CEOs from 85 industries to address one of the biggest challenges, and opportunities, we face: improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As a founding member of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, we are helping work towards the coalition’s goal to grow this group to 1,000 signatories in the coming year.