Our planet

Advocating for a greener way of operating

Sustainable consumption

Now more than ever, there’s increasing urgency to address environmental issues of dwindling natural resources, global warming, waste and pollution. We see it as our duty towards the planet, and consequently the effective continuity of our business, to minimise our operational footprint as best we can.

pwc campus with plants

Getting our offices to energy neutrality 

Today, our portfolio of properties is greener than in the past. Our PwC Campus in Brussels and PwC House in Antwerp are both (almost) energy neutral. PwC Campus has an energy performance (EPB) figure of 54 and PwC House an energy grade of E41. Our offices in Ghent and Liège have been awarded a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certificate with a rating of excellent. We only use 100% green energy in our offices.

Reducing consumption

Overall, we yielded a 79% reduction in consumption of natural gas and a 14% reduction in consumption of electricity, giving us a total reduction in energy consumption of 41% compared to FY19. We also achieved a 76% reduction in paper consumption compared to FY19, giving us an overall reduction of 92% since FY16 when we embarked on our journey to cut back on the amount of paper we consume.

Capturing rainwater for reuse

We introduced rainwater capture systems in our five offices (Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt and Liège). These recycle captured water for use in our toilets and to irrigate our green roof spaces. In FY23, 59% of total water consumption came from captured rainwater.

rainwater tank on pwc brussels campus

Our impact


Recuperation of ground and rainwater


Reduction in energy consumption compared to FY19


Office space thats either certified or in the process of being certified for sustainability

Greener mobility

Currently, 52% of our fleet is either a plug-in hybrid or fully electric vehicle. Since 1 July 2023, our people only have the option to order electric vehicles. The entire PwC Belgium fleet will be fully electric by 2028, a deadline brought forward from 2030. In FY23, we also updated our mobility policy to offer people greater flexibility whereby they can also choose to downgrade or opt out of the company car scheme. For those who opt out, we offer multimodal choices, including transport benefits, loan reimbursements and other benefits.

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Upskilling our people on sustainability topics

Our Sustainability Academy exists to upskill the entire PwC network on sustainability topics by providing information, content and tools to enable our people to learn more and embed it in their day-to-day role. Its aim is to enhance our collective sustainability IQ, help teams integrate sustainability into existing offerings and create new cross-competency services to support clients and communities. We’ve also introduced a new climate change badge to further spread internal climate-related awareness.

Our impact


Reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions compared to FY19


Reduction in Scope 3 business travel emissions compared to FY19


Fleet is hybrid or electric

Contact us

Axel Smits

Axel Smits

Chairman & Territory Senior Partner, PwC Belgium

Tel: +32 490 65 88 94

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