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 and our 2013 UNGC Communication on Progress 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 CDP annually—specifically, to its Investor Program since 2007 and its Supply Chain Program since 2009. In 2012, we were recognized by CDP's S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, which represents the top 10 percent of companies in terms of carbon disclosure. We received a disclosure score of 93, out of 100, the same as in 2011.
Read our 2012 CDP report
A number of Accenture teams recommend the performance metrics and goals provided in our 2010–2011 Corporate Citizenship Report and our 2013 UNGC Communication on Progress. 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 (EMS) is audited and certified annually by BSI Management Systems.