Employee Engagement and Partnerships

Reducing Waste

Finding new use for what we no longer need is an important part of our commitment to being a good environmental steward. While it's easy to simply throw something away, we'd prefer to put that something to good use, particularly if it helps us decrease the company's overall waste.

Furniture Donations
In 2018, we donated, sold or recycled 658 tons (100%) of our excess furniture. Of that, 59.9% was recycled, 28.8% was donated, 9.5% was sold and 1.8% was relocated internally. By donating this furniture, which equated to $275,000 of in-kind charitable donations to 11 different organizations, we diverted it from landfills and subsequently reduced our carbon emissions by 1,361 metric tons.

Grounds to Grow On
In 2018, we began a pilot program with Grounds to Grow On, returning our used coffee pods to the vendor to recycle the plastic cup and foil lid and compost the used grounds and paper filter. The pilot has been successfully implemented for each coffee machine in The Tower at PNC Plaza at our Pittsburgh headquarters campus. In 2019 we plan to expand the pilot to our other major buildings in downtown Pittsburgh.

We have been composting at our Pittsburgh properties for a number of years, but ensuring that the collected compost is clean continues to be a challenge. In 2018, our composting audits showed that, though PNC employees did successfully compost many items, non-compostable items were also found in the compost bins. This information will inform more frequent audits and additional employee education campaigns.

What Makes Us Different
Makes Us Stronger.

2020 Corporate Responsibility

Summary of Our Efforts »

Download 2020 CR Report

Learn More About CR

Stakeholder Engagement »

Download previous Reports and Newsletters »

Recognized for our Efforts

Corporate Awards & Recognition


  • U.S. Best Bank, Euromoney Awards for Excellence (2020)
  • Best National Banks, Kiplinger (2020)


Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Outstanding Community Reinvestment Act Rating for 44 consecutive years
  • JUST 100 America’s Most Just Companies; Top 100 U.S. Companies Supporting Healthy Families and Communities, JUST Capital (2021)
  • 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Barron’s (2020)
  • America’s Most Responsible Companies, Newsweek (2020)


Diversity & Inclusion


  • 100% Score on Disability Equality Index® (DEI®Best Places to Work™ (2021)
  • Top 50 Employers, Equal Opportunity Magazine (2021)
  • Top 50 Employers, CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine (2021)
  • Employer of the Year, Disability:IN (2019)


  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign (2021)
  • Top LGBTQ+ Friendly, Black EOE Journal (2021)
  • Best-of-the-Best Corporation for Inclusion, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and National Business Inclusion Consortium, (2020)


  • Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, U.S. Veterans Magazine (2021)
  • Top Veteran-Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs, U.S. Veterans Magazine (2021)


  • Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Seramount (2021)
  • Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg (2021)
  • Top Financial Companies, Professional Woman’s Magazine (2021)
  • 50 Out Front: Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers, Diversity MBA Magazine (2021)
  • 100 Best Companies, Working Mother (2020)
  • Top 70 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (2020)
  • Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance, American Banker (2020)
  • Best Finance Companies for Women, Fairygodboss (2020)
  • Board Diversity Award, DirectWomen (2019)