Accenture released its new Corporate Citizenship Report “Making a Measurable Difference”
Accenture released its new Corporate Citizenship Report, “Making a Measurable Difference,” which explores their progress, performance and goals across their global operations. The report highlights their efforts to collaborate with other organisations to make a difference in the communities where they work and live, including:
- The Skills to Succeed initiative, which has equipped more than 1.2 million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business. Together with their strategic partners, Accenture will equip more than 3 million people with these skills by 2020, enable their successful transition into jobs and create lasting solutions to help close global employment gaps.
- Accenture’s commitment to reducing environmental impacts from their offices and operations and to fostering sustainable growth among all their stakeholders. Accenture reduced their per employee carbon emissions by 47 percent since fiscal 2007, toward their goal of 50 percent by the end of fiscal 2020. They have also begun to measure and report the impact of their work with clients and suppliers in key areas of sustainability.
- Inclusion and diversity, which are key to innovation and essential for a high performing organization. Accenture’s goal is to grow the percentage of women new hires to 40 percent by 2017.
The report serves as Accenture’s seventh Communication on Progress to the United Nations Global Compact and documents their progress as a member of Global Compact LEAD, which focuses on raising sustainability performance. You can download the full report and read more about their corporate citizenship efforts at accenture.com.