The kind of work that PwC does through our Corporate Responsibility programmes - engaging in the community, managing our environmental performance and helping our own people and clients behave in a more socially responsible way - is a really important part of who we are.
Over several years our CR programme has evolved along with our business and I’m proud to see PwC recognised as a leader in this space, winning awards in the market as well as the attention and engagement of our people.
Based on the successes of the programme to date, the value that I see it bring to the business, and the potential for it to bring even more value to our clients and communities, my leadership team has committed to doubling our funding for CR programme costs in 2016. This will enable us to make an even greater impact in the communities we live and work in.
We have set ourselves longer term ambitions to help build a stronger and more trusted NGO sector in China and Hong Kong, enable our people to understand and point out the sustainability and CR related risks and opportunities that our clients are facing, and reduce our environmental impact through smarter and more efficient operations. In an increasingly disruptive world where the megatrends of urbanisation, demographic shifts, technological breakthroughs and climate change are colliding, we need to be equipped to navigate this disruption and thrive, both in business and in society more broadly.
I’d like to thank the many organisations who we work with in our efforts to have a positive impact on society and the environment, and to especially thank our people whose dedication and passion to our volunteer programme allows us to go from strength to strength.