Corporate Citizenship in ANZ

This is the decade for change. By combining human ingenuity with ground-breaking technologies, we innovate for a more equal and inclusive society.

Innovating for social impact

Digital innovation and new technologies are changing everything—the way we work, how we live—and what the future will look like.

As a global leader, we have a responsibility to leverage technology for good, and also to understand, anticipate and manage the consequences of the technologies we bring to our clients, our people and our communities.

Together with our social impact partners and our clients, we are innovating to help people and communities around the world.

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Engaging our people

At Accenture, we challenge one another to be leaders in sustainability, making climate-smart choices at work, at home and in our communities.

Encouraging small changes to impact sustainability

The ANZ Sustainability Squad brings together enthusiasts and practitioners from across the business to connect, learn and act on sustainability issues.

Earth Hour and World Environment Day

We contribute to scientific research via Zooniverse and the WWF Australia Solar Light Challenge to help communities living in energy poverty.

Girls in STEM and Hour of Code

Our people mentor students, introducing them to coding through fun, hands-on computer projects—inspiring an early interest in technology.

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Volunteering and giving

Volunteering offers our people the opportunity to make an impact that is personally meaningful to them in the communities where they work and live.

Rapid response to the Australian bushfires

We offered unlimited emergency services leave, built a community of over 200 volunteers and raised $180,000 to respond and help to rebuild Australia.

Helping communities survive the pandemic

We have donated equipment, time and funds to partners to help navigate uncertainty, pivot to digital, upskill, feed those in need and keep people employed.

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Our impact

We’re working to improve the lives of Australians and New Zealanders, now and for the next generation.

>100 charities supported

through our people volunteering

>35 cash grants and pro-bono projects

were delivered to registered charities throughout ANZ

50% volunteering participation

contributing 15,444 hours to the community

71% increase in participation

in pro-bono projects compared to FY19

+$2m AUD annually

in probono projects, cash grants and volunteering

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Cultivating a culture of responsible buying

We set high standards for the way we conduct business and require suppliers across all categories to adhere to our Supplier Standards of Conduct or make an equivalent commitment.

Through our Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Program, we create long-term value for our clients and keep our business agile by promoting inclusive, ethical and sustainable procurement practices.

We work with our suppliers and the wider ecosystem to advance key priorities—including environmental sustainability, human rights, inclusion, diversity and social innovation.

As a member of both Supply Nation and WeConnect International we have a direct business-to-business purchasing link with indigenous-owned and women-owned businesses, respectively, to identify and engage with diverse supplier capability and ownership.

We also seek to leverage Accenture’s global affiliate memberships to increase our exposure to diverse suppliers and responsible best practices.

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Focusing on the environment

An important part of leadership in being a responsible business is taking strong climate action at Accenture. We follow the same advice for reducing our global footprint that we give our clients and suppliers.

Our commitment to responsible business is brought to life through our forward-looking, publicly stated measurable net-zero+ goals and our work toward our science-based targets.

We’ve achieved ISO® 14001 Environmental Management System-certification in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra—and we’re setting our sights on doing more.

From smart meters to renewable energy, we continue to assess and reduce our environmental impact at locations across Australia and New Zealand.

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Champions of change in action

Read these incredible stories of our teams making an impact on their own communities, and worldwide.

Money management app changes lives in Cambodia

Steve embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime career journey when he went to Cambodia to develop a money management app for micro-business owners without bank accounts, most of whom were women.

How "Girls in STEM" took root in ANZ

Girls in STEM aims to inspire, educate and empower girls to take on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and careers. At our events, girls get to meet role models working in STEM.

Making sandwiches for hungry school kids

Josi Fox and Tori Cave are the driving force behind Accenture’s partnership with Eat Up, feeding hungry school kids in disadvantaged schools. They have made a huge impact by consulting for a cause.

Mentoring people with a disability through PACE

Clara became a PACE Mentor because she wanted a volunteering opportunity that fit with full-time work. The program connects jobseekers with disability to mentors to improve workforce inclusion.

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Accelerating equality for all

Our unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity creates an environment that unleashes innovation. It allows our people to perform their best and underpins a culture in which everyone feels like they belong with an equal opportunity to build a career.

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More about corporate citizenship

United Nations Global Compact: Communication on Progress 2020
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