Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals, launched by the UN in 2015, address the world's most pressing problems, such as hunger, inequality and climate change. The 17 goals explicitly call on the business community and other organisations to contribute. We are happy to do so.

The SDGs are both in line with our purpose to solve important problems as well as supportive of our ambition to become a purpose-led and values-driven organisation. We want to contribute to achieving the SDGs.

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Four focus SDGs

The world around us is changing at an unprecedented rate and our organisation, too, is in transformation. That is why we regularly assess on which SDGs we can have the greatest impact. Our latest assessment shows that nine SDGs are relevant to our business operations and services. We can make the biggest difference to four of them, which are our focus SDGs:

  • SDG 5: Gender equality
  • SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
  • SDG 13: Climate action

Ambitions, targets and impact measurement

We link the SDGs to our policies and activities. To minimise our negative impact and maximise our positive impact, we define ambitions and targets for our focus SDGs. In addition, we measure the positive and negative impact that our business operations and services have on achieving the SDGs and report on the outcomes in our annual report.

Read more about all six steps of our method of SDG impact measurement.

Our SDG journey

SDG Ambition for 2030 Target for 2026 Target for 2024
Achieve gender balance and equality of opportunity Yearly target of 35/30% intake and 35/25% promotion of female directors and partners, respectively.
Achieve sustainable growth within the boundaries of social and environmental systems We will measure and report insights of our impact through our client work. This will also be part of implementing CSRD for our own organisation.
Achieve an inclusive and diverse culture and equality of opportunity irrespective of age, disability, cultural background, sexual orientation or other status Yearly target of 15% intake and 15% promotion of non-western origin directors and partners.
Achieve a positive environmental impact across our value chain 
  •  2025: zero waste and a fossil-free car fleet
  • 2024/2025: 30% less motorised mobility (50% less in 2030)

  • 2024/2025: 50% near-term science-based targets coverage with suppliers

  •  Maintain a minimum of 25% reduction of pre-COVID-19 mobility.
  • A near-term science-based emissions reduction from our operations of 40% by 2024, taking 2018/2019 as a baseline year.

Helping clients, conducting research and sharing knowledge

We use our expertise in the field of sustainable development to help our clients contribute to a sustainable future. Achieving the SDGs is possible only if we work together and take responsibility for the bigger picture. That is why we conduct research and share our knowledge. We do this through, for example, partnerships and alliances.

Contact us

Wineke Ploos van Amstel - Haagsma

Wineke Ploos van Amstel - Haagsma

Chief Sustainability Officer, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)65 170 13 44

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