Corporate responsibility

Living our purpose

We believe businesses—including ourselves—need to be part of solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. In an increasingly complex world, we help intricate economic and financial systems operate and evolve so they can benefit society.

Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. And our people live that purpose every day.

Our focus

Delivering high-quality work is at the heart of everything we do at PwC Tanzania. It’s something that all our stakeholders expect of us. Acting with integrity and maintaining independence are also key to fulfilling our purpose—even in difficult situations. No client, fee or opportunity is worth compromising our values.

We're focusing on the issues of ethics, integrity and building trust – by reflecting our ethics, standards and integrity in everything we do and also by working to ensure we generate the greatest impact we can on these issues which are fundamentally related to our business. Our Code of Conduct provides a broad range of guidance about the standards of integrity and business conduct that are expected of all employees. 

We're creating new client services — using our distinctive skills and expertise to help others build more transparent, responsible businesses. We've developed new Sustainability and Climate Change services and are continuously investing in research and innovation to meet growing demand for support on the opportunities and risks on environmental and social challenges. 

We're creating new reporting standards —  as part of our work in this space we are partnering with clients, NGOs and other organisations to develop innovative corporate practices such as integrated corporate reporting and environmental profit and loss statements.

We're continuing to develop our approach to responsible and ethical procurement – Suppliers are important stakeholders within the global value chain. We believe PwC has an opportunity to leverage our purchasing power to influence social and environmental performance in our supply chain.

As a global network, we’ve committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. Our science-based target includes a reduction of absolute emissions by 50% against a 2019 baseline, which is aligned to a 1.5°C global temperature rise scenario. To get there, we’ll transform our business model to decarbonize our value chain, increase transparency and support the development of robust ESG reporting frameworks and standards. We’ll also help drive the transition to a net-zero economy through our work with clients and within our supply chain by choosing to work with vendors that aspire to have the same level of climate ambition as we do.

Learn about our global environment stewardship

While our goal is to make a difference in the communities where we work by sharing our time and knowledge, PwC people also benefit from new skills, enhanced personal fulfilment and deeper local relationships.

We're supporting Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes

WASH services can impact student learning, health, and dignity, particularly for girls. In an effort to support access to WASH services, we are supporting a local government school in Kigamboni, Mjimwema Mentally Handicapped Unit, to build WASH infrastructure to cater to disabled students. Of the 1,000 students that attend this school, 50 are disabled.

We're supporting health programmes

PwC is a community of solvers and we are committed to supporting and working with others to increase inclusivity and enable more people to participate in and benefit from the economy and society more broadly. Some of our initiatives to support health programs include:

  • Working with Same Qualities Foundation (SQF) to support surgeries of children with cleft lip in various regions including Kagera, Tabora and Kigoma 

  • Purchase of hospital equipment for Mt. Meru Hospital in Arusha

  • Donation of blood by staff members at blood banks

  • Supporting maternal health through initiatives by Amref and CCBRT which aim to to treat fistula among women, restore access to inclusive, safe, and timely surgical and maternal care to women and children in Tanzania

  • Support to Rotary Clubs across the country on initiatives such as funding Eye Camps where free cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, and anything eye related to the underprivileged is facilitated

  • Other initiatives include support to the Lukiza Autism foundation to raise awareness and improve the quality of life of individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder

We're supporting education programmes

To create an inclusive economy, we need to equip people with the skills they need for the jobs they do today—as well as the jobs they’ll do tomorrow. We believe everyone should be able to live, learn, work and participate in the digital world. Some of our initiatives to support the education sector include:

  • Collaboration with Shule Express technology, a student bus services social enterprise that is seeking to ensure safety, convenience and comfort of secondary school students by providing affordable transport plans to and from school, while keeping their parents informed of the whereabouts of the buses through SMS notification.

  • Donation of sanitary towels for school girls, including for almost 2,000 girls at Mbagala Secondary School, to address the challenge of lack of access to menstrual products and resultant likelihood of dropping out of school entirely. Without completing their education, girls marry earlier, earn less, and are more likely to contract HIV or die giving birth.

  • Supporting the TAI Plus financial literacy program which produces 3D animation documentaries in Tanzania. 

  • Working with Read International to refurbish local school libraries e.g. completed refurbishment of Kimani Secondary School in Kisarawe. 

We're supporting food programmes

Agriculture is among the leading contributors to the country's GDP. PwC has worked closely with Imara Tech to subsidise the purchase of agricultural threshing machines (where 1 machine can reach 50 farmers, majority being women cooperatives and women entrepreneurs). The threshing machines are labour saving machines that are used on small farms for business purposes, with the capacity to thresh a variety of up to 9 staple crops. The subsidy will support the women cooperatives to buy their own machines and receive free training to start their new mechanised agribusinesses.

Contact us

Nelson Msuya

Nelson Msuya

Partner, PwC Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0) 22 219 2000

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