RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

The sustainability imperative

This is the perfect moment for business, government, and society to join forces and reimagine, rebuild and transform our global economy into one that works for the benefit of all. The COVID-19 pandemic has created once-unimaginable challenges for our people, our clients, and our communities. Additionally, it has emerged as an incredible opportunity to reimagine and rebuild as responsible businesses. We can make a real impact on how we operate Accenture and how we work with clients, who are some of the world’s leading companies and governments. By taking action, we can deliver more excellent 360-degree value for the benefit of all.m

“Today’s rapid acceleration to digital presents us with a breakthrough opportunity to create a more sustainable future. By scaling these ambitions, we can help make real change and deliver 360-degree value for all.”
Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer

Growing our sustainability services

We initiated our sustainability services 12 years ago, intending to embed responsible business into everything we do for our clients and work with our ecosystem partners to co-develop our clients' capabilities to achieve their sustainability goals. To better serve our clients and ecosystem partners, we focus on three priority areas:

  • Low-carbon energy industry transitions
  • Green IT, Cloud, and Software
  • Responsible Value Chains

Additionally, our Talent & Organization/Human Potential practice, HR, and Sustainability teams work together to help our clients embed sustainable practices, increase agility, and reskill their workforces. In short, we are supporting our clients towards becoming competitive, sustainable, and responsible for improving environmental and social outcomes!

SETTING NEW NET-ZERO+ GOALS

Being a responsible business also means strong climate action at Accenture. We follow the same advice for reducing our global footprint that we give our clients and suppliers. We have been setting bigger and bolder environmental goals for ourselves and making investments to achieve our goals.

Net-zero emissions by 2025

We will power our offices with 100% renewable energy, engaging key suppliers to reduce their emissions, and equipping our people to make climate-smart travel decisions. We will invest in proprietary, nature-based carbon removal solutions, such as large-scale tree planting to remove emissions from the atmosphere.

Move to zero waste

By 2025, we will reuse or recycle 100% of our e-waste, including computers and servers, as well as all of our office furniture. Moreover, single-use plastics will be eliminated in our locations after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plan for water risk

By 2025, we will have plans to reduce the impact of flooding, drought, and water scarcity on our business and our people in high-risk areas. Additionally, we will immediately begin to measure and reduce water use in these locations.

We also have joined the more than 300 companies that have signed the UN Global Compact's business Ambition by pledging to do our part to keep global warming below 1.5°. We are the largest professional services company to have a science-based target approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative. And we have committed to RE100’s global initiative to use 100% renewable electricity by 2023.

  • Corporate Citizenship

    We’re working to build a future of shared success

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    Focus on the environment

    We’re committed to playing a leading role in the change to a low-carbon economy

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    Skills to succeed

    We’re helping people gain the skills to get a job or build a business

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  • Accenture Development Partnerships

    We’re using our global capabilities and experience to improve lives in the developing world

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Awards and recognition

  • Ranked NO. 34 on Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies 

  • Ranked NO. 3 on Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) Diversity & Inclusion

  • Ranked NO. 1 on Barron's 20 Most Sustainable International Companies

  • Social Responsibility

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    Equality

    Learn about our commitment to equality

    Everyone is welcome at Accenture. Read more about inclusion and diversity, and what we do to create an inclusive work...

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Will you help make an impact?!

If you had the chance, what kind of impact would you want to make? At Accenture, we do much more than 'just' business. Find out more about why Accenture is a great place to work or discover our people and the work we do.

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