Learn more about our goal to equip 500,000 people with the skills to get a job or build a business.
We launched Skills to Succeed in 2009 and the following year, we set an overarching goal for our efforts: by 2015, Skills to Succeed initiatives will equip 250,000 people around the world with skills to get a job or build a business. By the end of fiscal 2012 (August 31, 2012), we surpassed our goal by equipping more than 320,000 people with workplace and entrepreneurial skills. As a result, we increased our goal to equip 500,000 people with skills by 2015, or an additional 180,000 people.
We exceeded our original goal by working with global and local nonprofit partners that deliver measurable employment and entrepreneurship outcomes at scale. Additionally, our geographic programs accelerated our progress by shaping locally-relevant strategies in their markets.
Our increased Skills to Succeed goal reflects our focused commitment to making a sustainable, measurable difference to the communities in which we live and work. As with all aspects of delivering high performance, we won’t stand still—this is how we do things at Accenture.
In 2010, Accenture and the Accenture Foundations committed to contribute more than US$100 million by the end of 2013 to support our corporate citizenship efforts. In fiscal 2012, we contributed cash as well as pro bono contributions of time and Accenture employee skills equivalent to US$53.5 million to support our corporate citizenship efforts, including Skills to Succeed, bringing total contributions since 2010 to US$98 million.