Responsible Business

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Our focus on responsible business is about realising opportunities for positive impact through our value chain – including our work with clients and suppliers. We recognise that the most significant societal contribution we make is through the work we do every day.

Events

1st Business Ethos Awards

As part of our effort to support Cypriot businesses, we supported the 1st Business Ethos Awards, which was organised on 23 May by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and the Cyprus Integrity Forum. The aim of the awards is to promote transparency and integrity in the business sector, but also to recognise and reward the effort made by businesses to eradicate corruption.

Addressing the award ceremony, our CEO said: “PwC’s participation in today’s event falls within our effort to sensitise the business world and highlight values such as responsibility, integrity and transparency. We are proud to be a part of this effort and I hope the Business Ethos Awards are engrained in the conscience of Cyprus’ business world as an annual institution that effectively contributes to forming the conditions to achieve healthy and viable economic growth.”

The ceremony was under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and was held in the presence of important business stakeholders, political officials and other distinguished guests. 

It is worth noting that Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company Ltd was awarded in the category for organisations and companies of public interest, while the companies L. Nemitsas Ltd and Royal Crown Insurance Ltd were awarded in the category for private companies with up to 50 employees. Finally, Deloitte Ltd was awarded in the category for private companies with more than 50 employees.

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Annual Quality Conference

On 9 November 2017 the annual Quality Conference took place for the 8th consecutive year.  The conference was organised by the Cyprus Association of Quality, member of OEB.  Our organization, together with Hellenic bank and Swiss Approval were sponsors of the conference.  
The message of this years’ Conference was "Quality, always and everywhere" in politics, in our economy, in businesses, in our personal and family environment, in every action and thought, for the good of all, in an effort of continuous improvement.

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Sustainable Tourism for the Present and the Future

Our organisation sponsored the 11th AGM organised by the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative with title ‘Sustainable Tourism for the Present and the Future’, which took place on 20 October 2017, at the Palia Ilektriki in Pafos.

The main speaker of the event was Mr Christopher Imbsen, Deputy Regional Director for Europe of UNWTO who presented the topic ‘Sustainable Tourism for the Present and the Future’.

Our Director, George A Ioannou, represented our company by giving a welcome address at the event.

 

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10th Corporate Social Responsibility Conference

The 10th Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) conference was organised on 7 July 2017 by IMH giving businesses the opportunity to learn about the benefits of applying corporate responsibility through innovative practices.

In the context of the conference, honorary awards were presented to 10 companies that have demonstrated their practical involvement at the CSR Conference and are pioneers in the field. In this framework our organisation was recognised and received an award for our programs and practices as well as for our achievements in Corporate Responsibility. The award was received by our partner, Androulla S Pittas, In charge of Corporate Responsibility.

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CIPA Awards 2017

PwC presented the 6th ceremony of the CIPA International Investment Awards, which took place on 26 June 2017 at the Presidential Palace, attracting some 500 prominent business people, investors, politicians as well as representatives of the academic community. The aim of the event, which was organised by the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA), is to reward foreign companies and individuals who have invested in Cyprus and stand out for their contribution to the country’s economic growth.

The event was under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and was held in the presence of important business stakeholders, political officials and other distinguished guests. During the ceremony, our CEO Evgenios Evgeniou and the Minister of Finance, Mr Harris Georgiades presented an award to Eni for its investments in the hydrocarbons sector.

In statements, our CEO said: “PwC attaches great importance to the role of foreign investments as the driving force to achieve economic growth. We are therefore particularly proud to  participate in the CIPA International Investment Awards, which provide us the opportunity to honour the foreign investments that contributed to the creation of new jobs, the strengthening of the competitive advantages and the general promotion of the Cyprus economy’s prospects.”

 

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Presentation of the 1st Contest Business Ethos in Cyprus

In an effort to promote the principles of transparency and integrity in the business sector, Transparency International-Cyprus and the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce are organised the 1st Contest Business Ethos in Cyprus. The purpose of the Contest was to encourage, recognize and reward exceptional efforts that contribute to the fight against corruption, the strengthening of transparency and accountability of businesses and organisations in Cyprus.

The awards were awarded to Enterprises and Organisations that have proven to promote and apply the values of moral and social commitment to corruption by fostering a positive contribution to society. PwC Cyprus is the sponsor of the 1st Contest Business Ethos in Cyprus. A presentation of the contest was held on 27 June 2017 at the premises of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce in Nicosia.

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2nd BIF Workshop - ‘Investigative Interviewing of Suspected Fraud Cases’

On Wednesday, 12 April 2017, Transparency International Cyprus organised the 2nd workshop for Business Integrity Forum members with title ‘Investigative Interviewing of Suspected Fraud Cases’. As sponsors, PwC Cyprus, hosted the workshop at its offices in Nicosia and welcomed all BIF members. The workshop was conducted by Professor Rebecca Milne and covered business-critical issues facing participants on identifying and tackling fraud within companies.

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How Safe is your Business?’ Conference

We were the platinum sponsor of the ‘How S@fe Is Your Business’ conference organised by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute, that took place on 2 February 2017 at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia.

The conference aimed to inform the business community about the risks and solutions that exist in relation to cyberattacks. Our Partner in Consulting Tassos Procopiou, delivered a presentation titled ‘Cybersecurity-Threats in the Digital Era’. During his presentation, he stated that “Electronic crime is one of the most frequent financial crimes faced by businesses in Cyprus, while its growing trend creates the need for a change of culture but also for a coordination of efforts to tackle it. There is an urgent need to invest in security programs, technologies and processes in order to minimize risks and favour the overall operation of businesses.”

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1st Business Ethos Awards

As part of our effort to support Cypriot businesses, we supported the 1st Business Ethos Awards, which was organised on 23 May by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and the Cyprus Integrity Forum. The aim of the awards is to promote transparency and integrity in the business sector, but also to recognise and reward the effort made by businesses to eradicate corruption.

Addressing the award ceremony, our CEO said: “PwC’s participation in today’s event falls within our effort to sensitise the business world and highlight values such as responsibility, integrity and transparency. We are proud to be a part of this effort and I hope the Business Ethos Awards are engrained in the conscience of Cyprus’ business world as an annual institution that effectively contributes to forming the conditions to achieve healthy and viable economic growth.”

The ceremony was under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and was held in the presence of important business stakeholders, political officials and other distinguished guests. 

It is worth noting that Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company Ltd was awarded in the category for organisations and companies of public interest, while the companies L. Nemitsas Ltd and Royal Crown Insurance Ltd were awarded in the category for private companies with up to 50 employees. Finally, Deloitte Ltd was awarded in the category for private companies with more than 50 employees.

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