Innovating for Society
As a global company with our eyes fixed on the future, we think it’s vital to maintain a serious commitment to ethical behavior. This means that alongside serving our clients, we take responsibility towards the planet and people through our corporate citizenship program.
Every day, we use our understanding of technology and its impact on people to transform society at scale, in a responsible way. The ideas we have, the innovations we create and the partnerships we develop, all have a ripple effect that changes the lives of millions for the better.
We are building better societies by focusing on education, employment, and economic independence. New technologies, combined with our social partnerships and the passion of our people, are transforming the way we work, which enables us to make a greater impact.
A better tomorrow
Our goal is to help as many people as possible to maximize their potential in order to create a better tomorrow. That's why we aim to give 5 million people the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy – and help improve the lives of millions more by 2025. Find out more about our mission and how we tackle social, environmental and economic challenges in our 2018 CSR report.
We're making outstanding progress as we've already equipped 2.8 million people worldwide with the skills to find a job or build a business since 2010. Right here in the Netherlands, we have been equipping people like Abdallah, Barbara, and Sander with these kinds of skills to succeed.
We work with diverse social partners like Plan International, the Impact Hub, and the Refugee Talent Hub to help our impact reach further. Check out some of our recent Corporate Citizenship projects and employee initiatives below.
Purpose to action
At Accenture, everyone is encouraged to get involved with our Corporate Citizenship and find their own purpose. If you come and work here, you'll get lots of opportunities to make an individual difference, using your passions and talents to help a cause you care about. Every employee can spend up to 24 of their working hours volunteering for a good cause and putting forward their own impact initiatives. If you join us, you can also work on projects for our non-profit partners that we offer on a pro bono basis to find tailored solutions for societal or environmental challenges.
Moreover, all Accenture employees can start fundraisers to support the causes and non-profit organization they care about. In this case, the amount raised will be doubled by the Accenture Netherlands Foundation to create an even bigger impact! If you're enthusiastic about making an impact outside of The Netherlands, we've got something for you too: internationally, we also aim to provide the most innovative and inspiring impact projects through our Accenture Development Partnerships.
Our projects & initiatives
Refugee Talent Hub
The Refugee Talent Hub (RTH), launched in 2015 by a team of Accenture employees, aims to close the gap between talented, job-seeking refugees and Dutch organizations looking for new employeesRead more
Making a Difference
Every employee has 24 hours to support a cause they're passionate about, in a competition/battle to make the biggest impact.Read more
Impact Hub: Plastics edition
As part of our yearly challenge with the Impact Hub, Accenture colleagues joined forces with entrepreneurs to solve 'the plastics problem'Read more
Examples of employee-initiated projects
Our people initiate a lot of projects with impact. For example, projects to challenge Young professionals to rethink their professional behavior and question if they, and their employer, really are as sustainable as they can be in the office. Found out more employee-initiated projects at Accenture below!