Ethics & Compliance Program and Code of Business Ethics

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Accenture's Ethics and Compliance Program

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Operating with integrity every day is the Accenture Way. Accenture’s commitment to doing business ethically and legally is the foundation for the company’s culture, which is shaped by our six core values–Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual, Best People, Integrity and Stewardship.

This commitment is further manifested in Accenture’s Ethics & Compliance program, which is authorized by Accenture’s Board and managed by our General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer.

Accenture’s Ethics & Compliance program is designed to (i) foster the highest ethical standards and a commitment to compliance with the law and policy, (ii) prevent, detect, report and address any allegation of misconduct, and (iii) comply with applicable laws and standards.

Accenture has adopted a framework designed to achieve these objectives, which includes (i) visible support of our senior leadership, (ii) regular and periodic risk assessments, (iii) written standards and controls, (iv) ongoing training and communications, and (v) auditing, monitoring, and response procedures.

The program extends to cover not just Accenture’s employees, but also those who work on Accenture’s behalf as contractors and other third parties, as well as Accenture Federal Services, which has adopted standards that supplement Accenture’s standards.

  • Read Accenture’s Supplier Standards of Conduct (available in 14 languages)

  • Read Accenture Federal Services Standards of Federal Business Ethics and Conduct

Accenture Code of Business Ethics

On January 29, 2014, Accenture's Board of Directors adopted amendments to the Code of Business Ethics. The purpose of the amendments was to update the Code of Business Ethics with respect to business and regulatory developments as well as to provide additional guidance and greater detail about various matters, including the use of social media, compliance with laws, and political contributions. 

Our Code of Business Ethics, available in 19 languages below, establishes an ethical framework of expected behaviors in everything we do, from serving our clients and running our business, to further enhancing our brand, reputation and transparency as a company. It specifically emphasizes that:

Acting with integrity in compliance with laws is not just about doing the right thing and protecting Accenture. It has a tangible impact on our performance and reflects on our character as a business—to our clients, our business partners and the public at large.

The Code of Business Ethics builds on our six core values by providing greater detail about expected ethical behaviors of all employees. The Code of Business Ethics provides this detail through a series of “action statements” associated with each core value that describe how we expect all employees and contractors to behave in relation to specific circumstances.

Please view Accenture's Code of Business Ethics in Your Preferred Language

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