We strive to act as responsible market leaders and to adopt processes that support favourable and sustainable change in Russian business.
- As the official Knowledge Partner of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) for many years running, PwC has made a lasting contribution to the development of international business and the Russian economy.
- For 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 identifies the top performers in corporate philanthropy and is the only survey of its kind in Russia.
- In 2016, we launched the Russian Business Book of the Year Award to promote the best business books.
- In 2016, PwC and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) launched the Corporate Tax Award to recognise the professional achievements of tax leaders, to identify and promote best practices in organising tax teams and to build a professional community of top-notch tax experts.
We are actively involved in the life of local communities.
- Our employees give lectures and workshops at major Russian universities for over 1,500 academic hours each year.
- More than 200 students are involved annually in PwC career development programmes and opportunities in the regions where we operate.
- We cooperate with over 20 non-profit organisations in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don and Voronezh.
- In 2016, we undertook and supported over 20 charity projects in three areas: education, childcare and culture.
- Over 400 PwC employees volunteered for charity and social projects in 2016. They contributed a total of 2,500 hours.
- In 2016, over 50 PwC employees were involved in pro bono projects for NGOs, where they contributed a total of 1,000 hours.
- In 2016, our employees made charitable donations of over RUB 2 million.
Diversity & Inclusion
We care about the well-being of our employees and advocate for diversity and equal opportunity at work.
- PwC Russia makes a significant contribution toward the development of its professional staff. In 2016 alone, the firm spent RUB 106 million on professional training and development for new joiners.
- Every year, three-fourths of our employees complete technical skills courses. In 2016, 2,651 employees participated in training programmes for a total of 281,064 hours and 45 staff members received the ACCA qualification.
- As an employer, we are open to job candidates with disabilities and are ready to adjust the working environment to their individual needs.
- PwC employees regularly hold trainings for people with disabilities and provides coaching 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-2016, 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 to 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 2016, PwC’s Moscow office took third place in Russia’s Greenest Office, an annual rating conducted by Ecobureau GREENS.
- In 2016, PwC’s Moscow and Voronezh offices hosted a campaign to collect used batteries, which were passed over to Sfera Ekologii for recycling and processing.
- Annually, we count the number of trees that we saved thanks to our paper saving efforts. Last year, we saved a total of 1,318 trees.