Reporting

Reporting on our corporate responsibility efforts is essential to demonstrating transparency and building and maintaining trust.

This FY16 report takes a different approach to sharing our actions and impacts as a responsible business. To demonstrate how our purpose is embedded throughout PwC, this year’s report highlights the alignment between our firm’s strategy and how we leverage our people’s skills and interests to address societal challenges.

Here, you’ll find detail about this report and our approach, including information on our materiality analysis, stakeholder engagement, and carbon methodology.

We also have a performance hub that provides data on our progress toward those commitments.

About this report

This report covers PwC operations in the US. It does not cover non-US-based operations that may be conducted by PwC subsidiaries, PwC US operations outside of the US, or other members of the PwC network.

The information and performance data disclosed in this report are for fiscal year 2016 (FY16), with some additional narrative around calendar year 2015 and 2016 initiatives, where appropriate. Fiscal year 2016 ran from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. The boundaries of the material aspects that drive our reporting are presented in the materiality section. The boundary of our greenhouse gas footprint analysis is reported in the carbon methodology along with emissions data in the Performance hub.

References in this report to “our firm” refer to the US operations of PwC, as noted above, and references to “partners” include partners and principals.

GRI reporting

For our FY16 report, we followed the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines at the core level. However, because of a small number of partial responses, we do not claim to be reporting “in accordance” with G4. More information on the GRI Guidelines is available on the Global Reporting Initiative’s website.

Awards and recognition

Our commitments to responsible business leadership, diversity, flexibility, and leadership development consistently earn us external awards and recognition. Here are a few highlights:

  • For eight consecutive years, Consulting magazine has listed PwC as one of the Best Firms to Work For; ranked #9 in 2016.

  • #1 on Vault.com

    #1 on Vault.com Accounting Top 50; #1 in Overall Prestige on Vault.com.

  • <em>Fortune</em>’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”

    Named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2005–2016.

    • Ranked #12 on Fortune’s 2016 list of “50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility”

    • Ranked #27 on Fortune’s 2016 list of “50 Best Workplaces for Diversity”

    • Ranked #1 on Fortune’s 2016 list of “50 Best Workplaces for Parents”

  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index

    Received a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index every year since 2006.

  • G.I. Job’s Military Friendly Employers list

    Included on G.I. Job’s Military Friendly Employers list from 2011 through 2017.

  • DiversityInc

    Ranked #5 in DiversityInc’s 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity – one of the highest honors for corporate diversity in the US. The firm was also recognized in three of DiversityInc’s specialty lists:

    • #3 – Global Diversity

    • #4 – Recruiting

    • #5 – Mentoring

  • <em>Working Mother</em> magazine

    Ranked among the “Top 10 Companies for Working Mothers” by Working Mother magazine, 2004–2016. PwC has also been recognized as one of the Top Companies for Multicultural Women every year since 2005.

  • US Business Leadership Network’s (USBLN) Disability Equality Index (DEI)

    Received a score of 100 (on a scale of zero to 100) from the US Business Leadership Network’s (USBLN) Disability Equality Index (DEI) for the second consecutive year, 2015–2016.

  • The Civic 50

    PwC was recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation for 2016 through The Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative.

In this section

Learn how we define, measure, and manage our carbon footprint.

More on how we determine what’s material for disclosure in the report.

Learn more about our approach to stakeholder engagement.