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ADVANCING
SUSTAINABILITY

Fostering sustainable economic growth for our company and our stakeholders is at the heart of our environmental strategy. Our culture of digital collaboration helped make 2016 the most energy-efficient year in our company’s history.

30%

improved energy efficiency against our 2007 baseline
10%

reduction in air travel carbon emissions per employee compared to 2015
75%

of our key suppliers disclosed emissions reduction actions and 70% disclosed targets
CARBON REDUCTION
JOURNEY

Since setting our initial carbon target, we have reduced carbon emissions per employee by more than 47% against our 2007 baseline.

Directions: Hover over the bars in the chart to view a percentage breakdown of our carbon emissions for that year.

1% 11% 32% 56% 621,198 1% 11% 31% 57% 611,914 2% 14% 33% 51% 541,552 2% 11% 32% 54% 563,540 2% 10% 33% 56% 627,631 1% 12% 34% 53% 667,295 1% 13% 34% 51% 683,751 1% 15% 34% 50% 665,411 1% 14% 33% 52% 712,769 1% 20% 32% 47% 797,094 Other Energy (Natural Gas, Diesel) Total Carbon Emissions per Employee Other Business Travel Office Electricity Global Headcount (at fiscal year end) Air Travel FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 4.04 3.45 3.00 3.00 2.84 2.68 2.58 2.28 2.14 2.13 170k 187k 177k 204k 236k 257k 275k 305k 358k 384k
ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT

Our progress is the result of equipping and inspiring our people to advance our sustainability goals. Explore the tabs below and click on each icon to learn how our global eco commitment makes a difference in communities worldwide.

Volunteer Stories
ISO Certified Locations
Smart Meter Locations
Renewable Energy Locations
OUR
COMMITMENT

Accountability for our environmental strategy starts with our Chairman & CEO and cascades to our governance bodies, which oversee our environmental policy and corporate objective of fostering environmentally sustainable growth. Our Environmental Responsibility Policy, established in 2007, is reviewed annually.

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“Not only is accelerating the shift to a low-carbon economy good for the planet, it will drive economic growth and create jobs around the world. I am extremely proud of the ongoing commitment of Accenture and our people to make a difference.”

PIERRE NANTERME
CHAIRMAN & CEO, ACCENTURE
Pierre Nanterme
OPTIMIZING OPERATIONAL
EFFICIENCY

LEVERAGING NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO MANAGE ENERGY

We surpassed our energy efficiency target—a 30% improvement against 2007 baseline—ahead of projections by continuing to execute our environmental strategy, increase efficiencies, improve infrastructure and monitor energy use.

SAVING CARBON BY REDUCING TRAVEL

Compared to 2015, we reduced our air travel carbon emissions per employee by more than 10% from fiscal 2015. This resulted in a saving of over 40,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and more than US$150 million in travel costs, while helping to improve work-life balance for our people.

USING DIGITAL TO MITIGATE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

We use technology to collaborate, learn and connect with our teams and clients in a more efficient and eco-friendly way. For example, in 2016, we averaged more than 200 million audio and 9 million video minutes per month across multiple collaboration tools.



MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
FIND OUT MORE

Our 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report explores our goals, progress and performance across our global operations during our most recent fiscal year.

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