Corporate Citizenship Reporting

Transparency and accountability are priorities for Accenture. We publish a Corporate Citizenship Report every two years, with supplemental updates in interim years to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which complements our annual reporting to CDP, Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good Index. We use Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines as a foundation for our reporting approach.
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In March 2014, we published our latest Corporate Citizenship Report, “Our Communities, Our Commitments,” which serves as our fifth Communication on Progress to the UNGC.


2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report
2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report
Learn more about Accenture's goals, progress and challenges.

Our 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report, "Our Communities, Our Commitments," details the impact we made in 2012 and 2013 across each of the five pillars of our corporate citizenship reporting strategy: Corporate Governance, Skills to Succeed, Environment, Our People and Supply Chain. The report explores our corporate citizenship goals, progress and challenges across our global operations during fiscal 2012 and 2013 (ended August 31, 2012 and 2013) unless otherwise noted. We publish a Corporate Citizenship Report every two years, with supplemental updates in interim years.

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Our Performance Reporting Approach
Reporting Approach
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.

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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

Performance Metrics

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.

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

Accenture's 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report, "Our Communities, Our Commitments," follows guidance from the UNGC, which we signed in 2008, and serves as our fifth Communication on Progress against the UNGC's 10 principles.

In January 2011, we became a member of Global Compact LEAD, which focuses on raising sustainability performance. 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 addition to being a signatory of the UNGC, Accenture also supports the UNIFEM (part of UN Women) and UNGC Women's Empowerment Principles and, in fiscal 2010, signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles CEO Statement of Support. These principles provide a set of considerations to help the private sector focus on key elements that are integral to promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Further, Accenture has taken a leadership role in the UN Secretary General’s Initiative, Sustainable Energy for All. Lastly, in 2013, Accenture was once again selected to conduct the United Nations Global Compact’s triennial CEO study, the world’s largest CEO study on sustainability. Read more about these initiatives.


Read more about our progress toward addressing the 10 principles in our latest UNGC Index

Read the 2012-2013 Corporate Citizenship Report

Read Accenture's 2013 UNGC Communication on Progress
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Read Accenture's 2011 UNGC Communication on Progress
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Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholder Engagement
Learn more about Accenture's stakeholder engagement.

Fostering a dialogue with key stakeholders is an important part of our reporting process. We actively engage internal and external stakeholders in discussions regarding our journey, our progress and our performance in an effort to continually improve our reporting.

In 2013, we made several key enhancements to our stakeholder engagement process. Internally, we formalized our Transparency Steering Group—a cross-functional team of executives who inform and advise our non-financial reporting from their specific area of expertise.

Externally, we expanded our stakeholder panel to be more representative of the clients and nonprofit partners we work with across our business. We conducted a series of in-depth interviews to obtain their input regarding potential improvements we could make to our report to further meet their expectations.

Additionally, prior to publication in early 2014, we convened our stakeholder panel to review a draft version of our 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report. This discussion helped us clarify how we report on various aspects and allowed the members to provide input about the goals and metrics we have established.

Further, through channels such as client satisfaction surveys and a global employee pulse survey, we solicit feedback throughout the year to stay abreast of broader stakeholder expectations. 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 in this area.

We welcome your feedback.

Report Archive
Report Archive
Access our Corporate Citizenship Reports and updates to the UNGC.

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