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PwC’s dedication

To corporate responsibility is demonstrated through the actions the public accounting firm takes at work, in the marketplace and in our community.

At PwC, corporate responsibility (CR) is about integrating social, environmental and economic integrity into our values, culture, decision-making and operations in an accountable and transparent manner. Put simply, PwC aspires to be a CR leader.

To achieve this goal

The Global Corporate Responsibility Strategy and framework  focuses public companies commitments and actions into four quadrants: community, environment, people and marketplace.   We set goals for each of these quadrants and developed a strategy to achieve them as described below:

  1. Community – We are committed to helping build and empower community leadership. We will do this by sharing our time, knowledge and resources, as well as by harnessing the dedication and capabilities of our people.
  2. Environment – We respect the environment. And we are committed to taking the necessary and measurable steps to reduce the environmental impact of our business operations.
  3. People – We are committed to creating a culture of success for our people by engaging and motivating them to do their best and supporting them to reach both their personal and professional goals. We’re focused on developing responsible leaders who can build trust-based relationships with each other and with our clients and stakeholders.
  4. Marketplace – Our goal is to take a leadership role in bringing about positive change and improvements in our profession and the marketplace. We do this first by practising responsible, sustainable business practices, corporate citizenship and good governance. Second, by promoting these among our clients, vendors and other organizations. And third, we take an active role in contributing to the debate on issues impacting our marketplace

 Visit the PwC’s website to listen to the commitment to Corporate Responsibility

Discussion Questions:

1. PwC believes in its people and the environment, is this an approach that all comporations should consider?

2. How should a company measure Corporate Responsibility?

3.  What are some of the Qualitative and Quantitative considerations that should be considered in a framework, in order to measure the impact that Corporate Responsibility is actually being implemented and effective?

The above article is taken from the PwC website

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