We strive to act as responsible market leaders and to encourage processes that foster favourable and long-term change in the Russian business environment.
- For many years, PwC has served as the official Knowledge Partner of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. In this role, PwC has contributed to the development of international business and the Russian economy.
- For over ten years, we have conducted the Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy survey among major Russian and international companies. The survey is run in cooperation with the Donors Forum and Vedomosti business daily. This initiative aims to identify leading corporate philanthropy programmes on a competitive basis. This is the only survey of corporate philanthropy in Russia.
- In October 2018, PwC Russia, the Russian Ministry of Health and the Doctor TV Channel announced the launch of the annual Zdravomyslie Medical Book Award. The project is intended to support the medical profession, raise awareness among the Russian population about issues in biomedicine, promote healthy lifestyles and foster a culture of health. Commitment to a healthy lifestyle, caring about staff and addressing important social issues are key values of our global network. Therefore, we are keen to promote this award in the countries where the network has a presence.
Engagement in local communities
We are actively engaged in the life of the local communities where we work.
- In 2018, PwC Russia organised more than 220 career events for students and recent graduates.
- We cooperate with over 20 non-profit organisations in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Novosibirsk and Ekaterinburg.
- In 2018, we undertook and supported over 40 charitable projects in three areas: education, childhood and culture.
- Over 600 PwC employees volunteered for charity and social projects in 2018, contributing a total of over 2,500 hours.
- In 2018, we further enhanced cooperation with our long-term partner non-profit organisations by extending the range of our pro bono advisory services. Approximately 80 PwC employees took part in these projects in 2018 by providing audit services and legal and tax advice.
Diversity and engagement
We care about the well-being of our employees and advocate for diversity and equal opportunities at work.
- PwC Russia makes a significant contribution toward the development of its professional staff. In 2018, we invested over RUB 100 million and 300,000 hours in learning and development for our employees.
- Every year, three-fourths of our employees complete technical skills courses. In 2018, 2,934 employees at PwC Russia participated in training programmes for a total of 253,899 hours, while 50 staff members received an ACCA qualification.
- As an employer, we are open to job candidates with disabilities and ready to adjust our working environment to their individual needs.
- PwC employees regularly hold trainings for people with disabilities and also coach them to help them in their career progression.
- As a member of the Business Advisory Board on Disability, every year the firm is actively involved in hosting Career Path, a competition for young professionals with disabilities held in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk.
We implement programmes that promote the rational use of natural resources.
- We track resource consumption at our offices on a regular basis, and we develop new, more rational ways to control and reduce our environmental footprint. We also make sure that our employees are educated about environmental protection.
- In 2018, for the fourth time running, PwC supported the Big Four’s traditional spring clean-up of the Big Change Charity Foundation’s territory.
- We continue collecting plastic tops and dead batteries. In 2018, we sent over 100 kg of batteries for recycling.