Benchmarking is an important part of how we keep track of our progress. Taking part in awards schemes is one good way to maintain rigour in our data collection processes, to benchmark our programmes, and to gain valuable feedback from established external bodies, so that we can continue to challenge ourselves to innovate and improve.
Over the years we’ve achieved a series of milestones with our buildings. In 2011 our More London office was the first new-build office to achieve the BREEAM offices ‘Outstanding’ rating. In 2014 our Embankment Place office was the first retrofit office to achieve the Outstanding rating. And in 2014, we relocated our Leeds office to the first multi-tenanted office to achieve the Outstanding rating.
We were one of the first businesses to achieve the Carbon Trust Supply Chain Standard in 2015, and achieved the top 'Level 3’ in 2020
Having held the Carbon Trust Standard since 2009, we were one of the first organisations to achieve the Carbon Trust ‘triple crown’ of certificates for good carbon, water and waste management, which we have held since 2013.
We’ve been voted as one of the UK’s top graduate employers by final year students, in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey
We’ve been recognised again as a leader in workplace gender equality in the Top 50 Employers for Women 2020. The unranked list, which includes public and private sector employers and organisations, is published in The Times in partnership with Business in the Community.
We won the 'Best for Flexible Working Award' at the 2021 Working Mums Top Employer Awards for our use of flexible working to navigate the challenges faced by working parents.
Employers Network For Equality and Inclusion has awarded PwC the Gold standard in their Talent Inclusion & Diversity Evaluation benchmarking.
We've been named the UK’s number one employer in the Social Mobility Index for the second year running and also received the award for "Organisation of the Year" at the 2020 Social Mobility Awards.
As founding members of BITC, PwC UK are longstanding supporters of many of their programmes. In particular, we are recognised as a Responsible Business Champion for our community work in Bradford and are signatories on their 'Race to Work' charter.
We’ve been awarded the highest accreditation in the City Mental Health Alliance’s (CMHA) ‘Thriving at Work’ assessment. The assessment is an evaluation and benchmarking tool for organisations to measure their progress in developing mentally healthy workplaces.
We’re recognised as a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer. Which involves challenging attitudes and increasing understanding of disability. Whilst also removing barriers and ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
We’ve been an accredited UK Living Wage Employer since the scheme’s introduction in 2011. This extends to staff of our suppliers who are permanently based at our sites across the UK.