We strive to act as responsible market leaders and to encourage processes that foster positive, lasting change in Russian business.
- For many years PwC has served as the official Knowledge Partner of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. In this role, PwC contributes to the development of international business and the Russian economy.
- On 16 October 2018 PwC Russia, the Russian Ministry of Health and the Doctor TV Channel announced the launch of the new The Healthy Sense Award
- In 2019 more than 150 people were nominated for The Healthy Sense Award
- and over 13,000 people took part in public voting. The winners of The Healthy Sense Award-2019 included both Russian and international authors.
- In 2016 we launched the Business Book of the Year in Russia award, the only Russian award of its kind, to recognise books that provide applied knowledge and recommendations on effective business management and performance. or feature success stories of well-known business leaders.
- In 2019 two meetings of the Knowledge Club took place. The Knowledge Club is a unique business platform created by PwC to stimulate effective communication and exchange of experience between representatives of large businesses. The initiative has been existed since 2018. It brings together prominent representatives of the business community, experts and journalists.
Involvement in local communities
We are deeply involved in the lives of the local communities where we work.
- In 2019 PwC Russia team organized more than 200 career events for students and recent graduates. As a result, more than 300 students and graduates joined PwC.
- We cooperate with over 30 non-profit organizations in Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Novosibirsk and Ekaterinburg.
- In 2019 we undertook and supported over 50 philanthropic projects in three areas: education, childhood and culture.
- About 700 PwC employees volunteered for philanthropic and social projects in 2019.
- In 2019 we deepened our cooperation with long-term partner non-profit organizations by extending the range of our pro bono advisory services. A great number of PwC employees acting as tax and legal consultants and auditors also take part in this programme.
Diversity and engagement
We care about the well-being of our employees and advocate for diversity and equal opportunities at work.
- PwC Russia makes significant contributions to the development of its professional staff. We had 3,025 staff members take part in learning and development programmes in 2019. The average staff member spends a minimum of eight working days a year on learning. The firm's overall investment in personnel learning and development is more than RUB 110 million.
- Every year three-fourths of our employees complete technical skills courses. Annually, about 170 employees participate the ACCA programme and at least 30 graduates having passed the last examination and obtained the coveted diploma. In 2019 41 PwC Russia auditors successfully passed the exams and received their ACCA qualifications.
- As an employer, we welcome job applications from candidates with disabilities and are prepared to adjust our working environment to their individual needs. PwC employees regularly hold trainings for people with disabilities and coach them to help them in their career progression.
- As a member of the Business Advisory Board on Disability, every year the firm is involved in hosting Career Path, a competition for young professionals with disabilities held in Moscow, St Petersburg and Novosibirsk.
- For the ninth time our firm partnered with the Enter Your Profession programme organised by Deystvuy Charity Foundation. Every year our employees serve as coaches for the people the foundation cares for and present joint projects twice a year.
Our programmes 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 continue collecting plastic tops and dead batteries. In 2019, we sent over 60 kg of batteries for recycling.
- In 2019, for the sixth time, PwC supported the Big Four’s traditional spring cleanup at the Big Change Charity Foundation.