Accenture announces new 2020 Corporate Citizenship Goals

BITCI News - Apr 27, 2015

Accenture’s 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Making a Measurable Difference,” highlights Accenture’s efforts around the globe to collaborate with others to improve the way the world works and lives. It also features a series of new goals to help the organisation increase its impact.

By the end of fiscal 2020, Accenture will:

  • Accenture skills to succeedEquip more than 3 million people with the skills to get a job or build a business through the Skills to Succeed initiative; increase the focus on the successful transition from skill-building programs to sustainable employment; and bring together more organizations across sectors to create large scale, lasting solutions aimed at closing global unemployment gaps.
  • 50percent AccentureReduce its per employee carbon emissions by more than 50 percent against their fiscal 2007 baseline, and begin to measure and report the impact of sustainability initiatives with clients and suppliers.

Additionally, the report illustrates Accenture’s commitment to advancing inclusion and diversity among people and suppliers. The firm will aim to grow the percentage of women new hires and develop and integrate more small, medium and diverse enterprises into its global supply chain. An Executive Summary and the full report are available for download.

In Ireland, Accenture has been working closely with organisations such as Jobcare, Fastrack to IT, An Cosán and Junior Achievement to advance the employability skills of young people and the long-term unemployed. Over the last four years, Accenture’s support has helped skill over 4,000 people through Skills to Succeed initiatives with these non-profit partners alone.

Accenture also supports BITC’s EPIC programme, helping to advance the employability skills of immigrants in Ireland. Accenture volunteers have supported EPIC through delivery of employability skills training, mock interviews and peer-to-peer discussion groups. The latter has been very well received by the participants with some finding it “very motivating and encouraging”, others saying “it was great to hear real story how an immigrant succeed”.

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About Accenture’s 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report
The report details Accenture’s impact during fiscal 2014 across five areas: Corporate Governance, Skills to Succeed, Environment, Our People and Supply Chain. Accenture uses Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines as a foundation for its reporting approach and has self-declared this report at Application Level B, as checked by GRI. The report serves as Accenture’s sixth Communication on Progress to the United Nations Global Compact, which the company signed in 2008, and documents Accenture’s progress as a member of Global Compact LEAD, which focuses on raising sustainability performance.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative, Accenture is equipping more than 3 million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is