PwC goes green for third annual Green Week



    Staff and partners take part from May 25 to 29

    TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - The arrival of warm weather also brings a spring
tradition at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC): Green Week. From May 25 to 29, PwC
will embark on a number of activities to help raise awareness of environmental
issues and encourage staff and partners across the country to get involved
during its third annual Green Week.
    PwC's Canadian Senior Partner and CEO, Chris Clark will be part of the
kick-off event in Toronto with Evergreen, a non-profit organization that aims
to bring communities and nature together for the benefit of both. According to
Clark, "The continuing success of our firm's environmental initiatives depends
not only on what we do as a firm, but on our individual actions. Green Week is
an excellent opportunity for PwC to reinforce our commitment to the
environment and reflect on the progress we've made as a firm to reduce our
environmental footprint."
    Clark joins PwC staff and partners from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to
Vancouver, British Columbia, who will participate in unique, day-long
environmental activities, such as tree planting and watershed improvement,
with environmental non-profit organizations. Last year over 200 staff and
partners participated in a Green Week Team Volunteering activity.
    PwC's Green Week activities emanated from the firm's three-year
Environmental Action Plan (EAP), which forms the framework of PwC Canada's
actions relating to the environment. Now in its third year, PwC continues to
work on a number of initiatives through the EAP to turn every day practices
into best practices. Recent accomplishments and ongoing actions of the EAP
include:
    
    -   PwC's Environmental Committees: Nearly 100 people volunteer their
        time on local Committees across the country to reduce the firm's
        environmental footprint by promoting ongoing local environmental
        awareness and organizing events throughout the year.
    -   Green Event Guidelines: Green Event Guidelines have been developed to
        assist staff in organizing environmentally-friendly and carbon
        neutral PwC events.
    -   Earth Hour 2009: On Saturday, March 28, 2009, PwC participated in
        Earth Hour. Ninety-two percent of our total office space switched off
        their lights for the event, and many staff participated at home.
    -   Relocation of our downtown Toronto office: In 2011, the two downtown
        Toronto offices of PwC will locate to 18 York Street. Targeting LEED
        (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standard, the
        building will include features such as start-of-the-art systems for
        rain water collection, deep lake water cooling and thermal storage.
    

    For more information on PwC's environmental initiatives, visit PwC's
Going Green page.

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For further information:

For further information: Nina Godard, (416) 941-8383 x 13520,
nina.godard@ca.pwc.com; Kiran Chauhan, (416) 947-8983,
kiran.chauhan@ca.pwc.com

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