Corporate Citizenship Governance
Accountability to advance corporate citizenship at Accenture starts at the top, with our CEO and our Executive Chairman, and is cascaded through our business, including through performance objectives relating to corporate citizenship.
Accenture’s corporate citizenship and environmental strategies are governed by a dedicated subcommittee of our Global Management Committee, our most-senior management group. This subcommittee meets three times each year to consider policy and guide the work of the Corporate Citizenship Council and the Environment Steering Group.
The Corporate Citizenship Council is a group of senior executives from multiple disciplines and geographies who implement those policies and supporting programs—assessing strategy, guiding overall programming activity and approving major initiatives. Each of our 15 geographic units has a council member responsible for his or her implementation of Accenture's corporate citizenship priorities within that geography. The Environment Steering Group includes leaders from across Accenture and determines our processes for providing guidance around carbon-emissions disclosure. Also, this group recommended that Accenture pursue global ISO 14001 certification, as well as the employee Eco Challenge.
The Corporate Citizenship Council and the Environment Steering Group make strategic recommendations on our sustainability initiatives, and our leadership approves and acts on these recommendations, taking responsibility for driving our objectives through the organization.