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At PwC, we’re all different

We know that when people from diverse backgrounds and with different points of view work together, we create the most value – for our clients, our people and our society. To solve important problems we need to be inclusive of our diverse talent and empower our people to use their creativity, authenticity and human differences to be the champions of change.

Everyday Inclusion

Everyday Inclusion is the things we do, the way we behave and how we interact with each other on a daily basis that supports our culture and behaviours to be a truly inclusive environment.  We recognise that our people are our biggest strength and creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels comfortable bringing their whole self to work is integral to who we are and how we operate. We can only produce our best and highest quality work when we know we’re in a safe and respectful environment.

In order to deliver value to our people, clients and communities we must build a workforce made up of talented people with a breadth of experiences, who can bring innovation and fresh perspectives and feel empowered to fulfil their potential.

Our people networks

We know networking contributes to personal and professional fulfilment and success. That's why we have eleven people diversity networks. Each network has specific objectives tailored to its membership. But all of them share the aim of providing a sense of community, inspiring and supporting diverse talent and raising awareness of diversity within our firm and to create a genuinely inclusive culture.

  • Our 5 faith networks  - Christian network, Hindu network, Jewish network, Muslim network, Sikh network.
  • DAWN - Disability AWareness Network - DAWN is for everyone, whether you're affected personally, support a colleague or relative.
  • Gender Balance - Gender Balance brings people together in conversation on gender and equality; to share experience, learn, and create valuable change
  • Shine - Shine is an inclusive business network for LGBTQ+ people, allies and supporters.
  • Multicultural Business Network - The MBN seeks to create opportunities through the multiculturalism of our firm.
  • Military Network - For those with past or present military service to use their experience and personal networks to benefit both our clients and the firm.
  • SPACE - Supporting, Parents, Carers, & Everyone - Creating SPACE so that work sits comfortably alongside our other interests and responsibilities.

Everyday flexibility 

In an ever-changing and agile world, we understand the importance of empowering you to be able to work in a way that works for our clients, our teams and you personally. We want to embed a culture and set of values that support different ways of working to make sure we’re staying relevant in the workforce of tomorrow - which is why we’ve introduced Everyday Flexibility.

Everyday Flexibility enables us to deliver our best work whilst maintaining a balance between our professional and personal lives. Everyday Flexibility demonstrates our support for informal, day-to-day flexible working. It’s the freedom to choose how, when, and where you work, in a way that suits your day and your priorities.

Dress for your day

Our culture drives our success and gives us a sustainable advantage, and we want to create an environment where our employees feel empowered to work in a way that works best for them and help them become the best that they can be. To support our flexible work environment we’ve evolved our dress code policy to "dress for your day". This policy reflects the trust we have in our employees to decide what they think is appropriate given their daily responsibilities.

How do we support our people?

Achieving a culture of inclusion requires inclusive leaders, who get the best out of all their people, helping their organisations to succeed in today’s complex national and global environments. With their ability to be self-aware and open-minded, they proactively create a culture in which difference is valued. Our five point action plan sets out the steps we’re taking to promote diversity and inclusion across the firm and the areas we’re focusing on for the greatest impact.

Our ColourBrave initiative was launched in 2018 in response to a review conducted with our ethnic minority colleagues. Our ColourBrave advocates  play an important role in creating and maintaining inclusive workplaces, where everyone feels valued and respected.

For more information on our inclusion activities, visit our Inclusion page