“Building a culture of equality where everyone can thrive is key to who we are as a company, We value each other’s unique backgrounds, skills and experience and hold ourselves accountable for progress against bold goals. Embracing inclusion and diversity is one of the things that makes Accenture so special, and we are honored that Refinitiv has once again recognized our commitment.”
Julie Sweet, Accenture’s chief executive officer.
Summary of Accenture’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives
- Creating a diverse board of directors. Accenture’s board of directors is diverse in terms of its geographic and gender representation, with people from six countries across four continents and five (42%) women, including its lead director.
- Advancing workplace equality. Accenture set a goal of achieving a gender-balanced workforce by 2025, the company’s global Pride Ally program has more than 110,000 members, and its global Disability Champions network has 22,000 members.
- Developing talent. Accenture invested US$927 million in continuous learning and professional development in its 2018 fiscal year, including substantial investments in re-skilling to help its people stay relevant in key areas such as cloud, artificial intelligence and robotics.
- Convening a global dialogue. Accenture publishes annual thought leadership that aims to advance the conversation around workplace equality. This year, the company’s Getting to Equal report revealed how a workplace culture of equality is a powerful multiplier of innovation and growth, while its Disability Inclusion Advantage research linked financial performance with companies providing an inclusive culture for persons with disabilities.
A commitment to our people
What’s the power of equality? Discover how our commitment to our 492,000 people from a variety of cultures, beliefs and backgrounds makes us more innovative.
Gender equality @Accenture
We believe the future workforce is an equal one. That’s why we’re committed to a gender-balanced workforce by 2025.
We believe the future workforce is an equal one and have set bold goals to accelerate gender equality. 30 percent of our company leaders are women and 40 percent of the external members of our board of directors are women, including our non-executive chair.
Employees have a mentor and a personalized training program. Women comprise 41 percent of total participants in mentoring and development programs.
Persons with disabilities @ Accenture
Companies that embrace best practices for including more persons with disabilities in their workforce outperform their peers.
Supporting our LGBTQ+ community @ Accenture
We embrace authenticity at work—including sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Accenture Supplier inclusions
One company can create champions of change by choosing the right supplier. With inclusive supply and value chains, entire communities become more empowered, more sustainable, and more innovative. Accenture is committed to promoting inclusive, ethical and sustainable procurement practices that create long-term value for our clients, our suppliers and our communities.
With a multi-billion-dollar supply chain, we have the opportunity to leverage our purchasing power to drive positive change on a global scale and to create a more inclusive digital world.