Delivering high-quality audits is central to our purpose of building a better working world and continues to be our number one priority. As independent auditors, we serve the public interest, and we take seriously this responsibility. We also recognize that our stakeholders want to better understand how we execute audits and continue to improve audit quality. This report is one of the ways that we provide transparency on these important objectives. In our 2016 report, we have expanded the number of data points about our audit practice and our discussion of how we create high-performing teams.