Communities and Giving

Accenture employees demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and passion for making a difference in the lives of others. They give back regularly to people around the globe, and we help them maximize the impact of their personal donations by providing channels through which to offer time, services, financial assistance or a combination of these.

 Programs & Initiatives

Programs & Initiatives
Learn more about how Accenture contributes to international development.

Accenture Development Partnerships provides another way our people give back to the community. This pioneering "corporate social enterprise" employs a not-for-profit business model that makes Accenture’s core skills and assets accessible to the international development sector. Its goal is to help strengthen organizations and build growth markets from within.

Over the last 10 years, we have completed more than 640 Accenture Development Partnerships projects for more than 140 international development sector clients around the world. At the same time, we have directly engaged more than 1,000 employees working in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Our people also work on long-term, Accenture-supported volunteer assignments with VSO, an organization that fights poverty in developing countries through having volunteers share their skills and experience. Today, we have more than 200 collaborative initiatives around the world. For example, across Africa, Latin America and Asia, we are working with VSO and Oxfam to create sustainable income-generating opportunities for poor and marginalized communities, such as smallholder farmers and fishers. We are helping to build their understanding of and participation in markets and supply chains and enabling them to act collectively to secure higher values for their produce.

Disaster Relief
Disaster Relief
Learn more about how we help not only in the immediate aftermath of humanitarian disasters, but also in longer-term reconstruction efforts.

Since its inception, Accenture and its people have demonstrated the Accenture Way with their generosity and compassion for individuals and communities in need and have partnered with relief agencies not only in the immediate aftermath of humanitarian disasters, but also in longer-term reconstruction efforts.

We pledge our support to rebuilding efforts and to helping our employees direct their contributions to appropriate organizations and relief funds as well as provide pro bono services, cash grants and skills volunteering on a regular and ongoing basis.

Further, as part of our Skills to Succeed focus, we look for opportunities where we can help make a sustainable difference to the long-term economic vitality and resilience of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Recent examples of our disaster relief efforts include the following:


  • Following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Accenture and its people mobilized support of more than $US2 million to aid disaster relief and reconstruction efforts in the Philippines. Accenture’s contributions include US$1 million to Skills to Succeed strategic partner Plan International to enable communities to rebuild through skills development and economic activity.
  • In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami devastating Japan in March 2011, Accenture coordinated an employee giving campaign, directing more than US$700,000 in donations toward the Japanese Red Cross Society Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Relief fund.
  • Following the series of floods that hit Queensland in December 2010, Accenture facilitated multi-country employee giving toward the Australian Red Cross campaign, and mobilized local employee volunteering initiatives to assist with the cleanup at the local level. Accenture people who were impacted by this disaster benefited from the assistance of colleagues who volunteered their time to help.


Accenture is also providing services to international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Haiti through Accenture Development Partnerships. We are delivering this support during the long-term reconstruction phase, when business and technology skills can have the greatest impact in areas such as enterprise development, supply chain and strengthening local institutions.

In addition, Accenture and the Accenture Foundations provide support to the NetHope Academy in Haiti, which graduated its first class in March 2011. The Academy provides computer science graduates with internships and on-the-job information technology (IT) skills so they can find work in the IT sector. In September 2011 Accenture and NetHope announced the expansion of this program, which will help train 1,000 interns in three years.

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