Project Description

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is Australia's largest professional services organization with over 6,000 employees. PwC provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for clients and their stakeholders.

The people of PwC are committed to playing a leading role in achieving a sustainable future: "we hold ourselves accountable for our actions and promote responsible business practices; support the growth and development of our people and communities; and seek to minimise our impact on the environment."

As one of the first employer organisations to participate in the ACF workplace giving program, PwC People Giving was launched in 2002 and currently supports 23 charities.

PwC People Giving's key features

PwC's giving program is regarded as one of the strongest in Australia, with 80% of staff contributing to at least one giving initiative in the last year. Workplace giving is an important part of PwC's broader focus on investing time, money, and expertise to support the not-for-profit sector in creating social change. PwC Foundation's other community related initiatives include volunteering, capacity building, mentoring, and publications & research.

PwC also played a key role in supporting the establishment of The Australian Charities Fund (ACF). PwC assisted in developing the technical and administrative structure of the workplace giving concept and, in particular, assisted in developing an application to the Australian Tax Office for a technical tax ruling. In 2009, PwC further supported the growth of workplace giving in Australia through their collaboration with ACF on “The Giving Business", a research report into workplace giving in Australia.