Our community programme is about giving something back by sharing our skills, time and talent. We aim to tackle current UK issues; maximise our impact for our most significant community stakeholders; use our extensive networks for the mutual benefit of our community partners and our people; and apply our unique impact measurement skills to our community work. We offer a variety of ways to contribute, so that as many of our people as possible can participate in the opportunities available.
As a professional services firm with offices across the UK, we have a responsibility to many stakeholders, including the local communities in which we operate. We aim to empower communities by solving important problems and building trust in society, in line with our purpose, through sharing our professional skills and talent. Our portfolio of support includes volunteering, fundraising, discounted work and financial contributions. This mix offers our people a variety of ways to contribute and to benefit from the opportunities available.
We know that many of our people want to ‘give something back’ to society, whilst developing their skills, so we continue to offer a significant amount of time – up to six days per year - for any of our staff or partners to volunteer. We aim to collectively volunteer at least 50,000 hours each year and for at least a quarter of our people to volunteer each year.
With a highly skilled workforce we also want to maximise the impact of our community programmes, so we’ve mapped our volunteering activities to PwC’s professional development framework. This helps staff to identify how volunteering can be part of their overall development, and to include it in the annual performance appraisal process. We also know that volunteering also helps our people feel more engaged, and builds their networks and their social awareness.