At PricewaterhouseCoopers, we measure our success by yours. Every day our more than 163,000 people in 151 countries go to work to help our clients succeed. From Dublin to Durban, from Minneapolis to Manila, our job is channelling knowledge and value through our lines of service and 22 industry-specialised practices.
Our Global Annual Review details how our industry-focused services in the fields of assurance, tax, human resources, transactions, performance improvement and crisis management have helped address client and stakeholder issues. Our success in meeting today's business challenges rests on the way we approach our work. We call that approach Connected Thinking.
Sound governance and transparency form the bedrock of leadership. We are committed to serving as a force for integrity, good sense and wise solutions to the problems facing businesses and the capital markets today. Transparency and good standards of network governance—both in our clients' businesses and in our own—are central to our ability to achieve those objectives. And we aim to continue to achieve them from our position of strength and professional leadership.