Office staff in green effort to support local school

GREEN initiatives are growing at PwC Newcastle thanks to a recent staff environment day.

GREEN initiatives are growing at PwC Newcastle thanks to a recent staff environment day.

Staff shared tips on being more green and signed up for a number of new initiatives which saw the North East firm give further support to a local school, reduce their carbon footprint and launch a sustainability competition.

Staff in the Newcastle office pledged support for Chillingham Road Primary School’s community renewable energy project. The school have applied for a grant to install solar panels and replace their draughty windows. Employees signed up to the Energyshare fund website showing support for the project which could boost the chance of the school being selected for funding. You too can do the same by logging on to www.energyshare.co.uk.

The office also launched a ‘How sustainable is your audit?’ competition to make a positive difference to the environment while adding value to clients. During July, August and September audit teams at PwC will be measured on their individual efforts to reduce the team’s impact on the environment through greener transport choices and car sharing, video and telephone conference usage and recycling. They will be judged each month by senior partner, Paul Woolston.

“We encourage staff to get involved as much as they can to make a positive impact on the environment”, said Paul.

“The sustainable audit competition is a way to demonstrate how seriously we take environmental issues through our ways of working. This has value for our staff, our clients and the local environment.”

“We are continuously trying to find better ways of being a more sustainable practice.”

 
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