The 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Our Communities, Our Commitments” which explores Accenture’s corporate citizenship goals, progress and challenges has been published.
Accenture are pleased to announce that through their global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, together with their strategic partners, they have equipped more than half a million people worldwide with the skills they need to get a job or build a business – more than doubling the impact they set out to achieve when they announced their original Skills to Succeed goal in 2010. This is an incredible achievement and highlights the tremendous impact Skills to Succeed makes in communities around the world.
How did they do it?
In Ireland, the Skills to Succeed agenda is focused on addressing unemployment; primarily for those who are not in education, employment or training. Working closely with global and local non-profit organisations, they have provided funding and volunteering support for a variety of projects that enable people to take steps towards gaining employment.
They also supported Concern WorldWide with their Conservation Agriculture projects in Zambia and Malawi. A grant of US$3.25 million was awarded by Accenture Foundations to Concern in October 2013 to allow it to continue its funding of conservation farming programs in Zambia and Malawi. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to Concern to more than $4.75 million since 2010.
2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report
Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiatives showcase the best of Accenture and differentiate their brand in the marketplace. Read the 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Our Communities, Our Commitments” for a full overview of the achievements and impact across each of the five pillars of their corporate citizenship reporting strategy: Skills to Succeed, Corporate Governance, Environment, Our People and Supply Chain. Through this biennial report, Accenture reflect on their progress against their goals and challenge themselves to do even more to drive sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the communities in which they live and work.
They are one of the world’s leading organisations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with approximately 289,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 56 countries; and net revenues of $28.6 billion for fiscal 2013.
Their four growth platforms—Accenture Strategy, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology, Accenture Operations—are the innovation engines through which they build world-class skills and capabilities; develop knowledge capital; and create, acquire and manage key assets.