Corporate Citizenship Reporting

Transparency and accountability are priorities for Accenture, and this 2010–2011 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Our Journey Forward,” details our global corporate citizenship activities and performance for that period. We use Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines as a foundation for our reporting approach, and we report annually to the United Nations Global Compact.
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In January 2011, Accenture became a member of UN Global Compact LEAD—a platform for corporate sustainability leadership comprising approximately 50 companies.

2010–2011 Corporate Citizenship Report
2010–2011 Corporate Citizenship Report
Learn more about Accenture's goals, progress and challenges.

Our 2010–2011 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Our Journey Forward,” details the impact we made across each of the five pillars of our corporate citizenship strategy: Corporate Governance, Skills to Succeed, Environment, Our People and Supply Chain. The report explores our global corporate citizenship goals, progress and challenges during fiscal 2010 and 2011 (ended August 31, 2010 and 2011) unless otherwise noted. Our Corporate Citizenship Report is published every two years, with online updates in interim years.

Read the Corporate Citizenship Report

Our Performance Reporting Approach
Reporting Approach
Learn more about Accenture's reporting approach.

Since publishing our 2008–2009 Corporate Citizenship Report, we have taken steps to formalize and strengthen our reporting approach.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

We use GRI G3 Guidelines as a foundation for our reporting approach and self—declared our 2010–2011 Corporate Citizenship Report at Application Level B, as checked by GRI. Additionally, we are a member of GRI’s Organizational Stakeholder Program, a network of more than 600 organizations from over more than 60 countries, committed to advancing sustainability reporting.

View Accenture's GRI index


Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

We continue to be transparent in reporting our environmental performance, responding to the CDP annually—specifically, to its Investor Program since 2007 and its Supply Chain Program since 2009. In 2011, we were included, for the second time, on CDP's “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index,” representing the top 10 percent of companies on CDP’s Global 500. We received a score of 93 (out of 100)—up from 91 in fiscal 2010 and 76 in fiscal 2009—and were named a leader in the Information Technology sector.

Read our 2011 CDP report


Performance Metrics

A number of Accenture teams recommend the performance metrics and goals provided in our 2010–2011 Corporate Citizenship Report. We vet the information with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership, to ensure it provides a meaningful and balanced representation of Accenture’s non-financial performance.

Our reported carbon data is prepared using methods based on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions. Accenture is a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development—one of the founding partners of the GHG Protocol.

Additionally, we have expanded and matured our performance management systems. These global tools provide a single database for efficient tracking and monitoring of our activities. They also provide timely and accurate detail and analysis that enable us to monitor and track progress against our corporate citizenship objectives.

Further, as part of Accenture’s global ISO 14001 approach, our Environment Management system is audited and certified annually by BSI Management Systems.

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
Learn more about Accenture's commitment to the UNGC's 10 principles.

Our commitment to the 10 principles of the UNGC, which we signed in 2008, and to the organization's efforts to advance corporate citizenship and sustainability and promote the social legitimacy of businesses and markets is well aligned with our core values and our corporate vision. It is simply part of how we act and operate each day, and it matters deeply to our people and our business partners. In fact, the vast majority of our employees tell us that they expect Accenture to be a committed corporate citizen, and our clients regularly ask for information about our initiatives.

Our 2010-2011 Corporate Citizenship Report follows guidance from the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and serves as our third Communication on Progress against the UNGC’s 10 principles.

In January 2011, we became a member of Global Compact LEAD. As a LEAD member, we are committed to work toward implementing the Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership and share related outcomes and learnings with the broader universe of companies in the Global Compact.

In 2010, we also published a Supplemental Report on Principle 10 [PDF, 661KB] based on the United Nations guidance on Anticorruption Reporting that Accenture helped shape through the United Nations Global Compact Taskforce on Principle 10. Accenture's fight against corruption is deeply ingrained in our core values of Integrity and Stewardship and in how we do business every day, everywhere in the world.

Read more about our progress toward implementing the Blueprint and addressing the 10 principles.

Read Accenture's 2011 UN Global Compact Communication on Progress
[PDF, 770KB]

Reporting Approach
Stakeholder Engagement

Fostering a dialogue with key stakeholders is an important part of our reporting process. We welcome your feedback.

Read more about our stakeholder engagement process for our 2010–2011 Corporate Citizenship Report.


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