Responsible business

Understanding risks and opportunities

We create value for business and our communities in the areas of ethics, integrity and trust, and by using our core skills to help address issues central to fostering a sustainable business.

We believe today's biggest business opportunities lie in society's biggest challenges – from the management of natural resources to making business more transparent, trusted and fair.

We're making responsibility part of our own core services, thinking about what it means across our businesses – so responsible business is understood inside PwC and built into the services we provide for others.

 

We're looking to build corporate responsibility into relevant services and products where it will help us to deliver enhanced quality and value.

 

We're focusing on the issues of ethics, integrity and building trust – by reflecting our ethics, standards and integrity in everything we do and also by working to ensure we generate the greatest impact we can on these issues which are fundamentally related to our business. Our Code of Conduct provides a broad range of guidance about the standards of integrity and business conduct that are expected of all employees. Click here to learn more about our approach to quality and ethics.

In addition to our Code of Conduct we have also adopted a Tax Code of Conduct for the PwC network, in response to growing concerns in the marketplace about the impacts of our tax services. To learn more about our Tax Code of Conduct please visit our Global Tax website.

We're creating new client services — using our distinctive skills and expertise to help others build more transparent, responsible businesses. We've developed new Sustainability and Climate Change services and are continuously investing in research and innovation to meet growing demand for support on the opportunities and risks on environmental and social challenges. Helping businesses around the world turn corporate responsibility into 'business as usual'.

We're creating new reporting standards - as part of our work in this space we are partnering with clients, NGOs and other organisations to develop innovative corporate practices such as integrated corporate reporting, environmental profit and loss statements and total impact measurement and management (TIMM).

We're continuing to develop our approach to responsible and ethical procurement – Suppliers are important stakeholders within the global value chain. We believe PwC has an opportunity to leverage our purchasing power to influence social and environmental performance in our supply chain.

 

Contact us

Anastazia Sitenda
Senior Associate, PwC South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 287 0482
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