Code of Conduct - Mobbing: Don't put up with it. Do something.
Mobbing is a form of psychological terror. It happens in working life and involves hostile and unethical behaviour which is directed in a systematic manner - by one or more individuals - mainly towards one individual. The victim is pushed into a helpless and defenceless position and held there by means of continuing mobbing activities. These actions may occur on a frequent basis and over a long period of time.
Why are we telling you this?
As a socially responsible company it is our duty to address issues that may cause problematic situations - be it on the staff or on the client side. Our Code of Conduct tells us how to avoid mistreatment and gives us guidance on how to react in case such situations arise. While our Code of Conduct provides extensive guidance with regard to the standards of integrity and business conduct, it is not always easy to know how to put it into action. To make its application clearer, we are creating a series of videos for different situations. We will start this series with a short movie bout mobbing.
Because of the high frequency and long duration of the related hostile behaviour, mobbing can result in considerable psychological, emotional and social misery. This is something nobody has to put up with and is not tolerable at PwC. We therefore encourage you to watch the movie.