Learn more about Accenture's reporting approach.
Accenture continually takes steps to advance our corporate citizenship journey and 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-declare our 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report at Application Level B, as checked by GRI.
View Accenture's GRI index
We continue to be transparent in reporting our environmental performance, responding to CDP annually—specifically, to its Investor Program since 2007 and its Supply Chain Program since 2009. In 2014, Accenture was included on CDP's S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for the first time. We received a disclosure score of 94 (out of 100) and a performance score of A, the highest possible. The CPLI spotlights companies on the S&P 500 that have demonstrated a commitment to managing climate change by integrating it into their business strategy and taking actionable steps to mitigate climate related risk. Previously, Accenture was included among the CDP Global 500—the largest companies by market capitalization included in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series—for five consecutive years (2009-2013).
Read our 2014 CDP response
A number of Accenture teams recommend the performance metrics and goals provided in our 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report. We vet the information with an internal controls process, 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 continue to enhance 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 Environmental Management System (EMS) is audited and certified annually by BSI Management Systems.