We have signed the Diversity Charter, an initiative by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, as part of our commitment to valuing differences and treating all members of society with respect and appreciation.
In our day-to-day business, we actively address the risks entailed in jumping to conclusions and making wrong assumptions, offering targeted workshops and trainings to our management.
The UN campaign “HeForShe” aims at raising awareness for how men and women benefit from gender equality and how they may realize their full potential together, both at work and in private life. PwC actively supports the United Nations campaign on gender equality as international impact sponsor and we motivate our male colleagues to engage in equality issues by providing information and practical measures. You can also commit to take action for more gender equality.
DisAbility Talent Program
Since 2016, we have been a partner of the DisAbility Talent program. This program offers top students with disabilities or chronic diseases the possibility to network with Austrian companies. Before getting to know PwC by means of exciting job shadowing, young talents benefit from tailored career workshops and coaching in a first step.
Moreover, we cooperate with Specialisterne - an association that aims at integrating people with autism into the labor market. The first talents already demonstrated their abilities in the Asset Management and Tax Technology teams.
What’s sexual identity got to do with work? This is a good question which we ask ourselves at PwC and which we also want to face. Of course, work is work and private life is a private matter - however, private issues are not entirely left out at work. For us at PwC, it goes without saying that a male colleague can openly talk about his vacation with his male spouse or a female colleague can speak about her first apartment with her female partner. Because this is part of a person’s identity.
In short: PwC not only promotes tolerance but demands complete acceptance. LGBT*IQ interests (LGBT*IQ = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Inter, Queer) therefore definitely receive proper attention.