The importance of an ethical business culture

Conducting business with integrity

Our commitment to ethics, human rights and strong corporate governance is a key element of our business strategy and is essential for growth, market differentiation and the safeguarding of our people, clients, brand and financial performance.

Building a strong ethical culture

We rely on our well-defined Code of Business Ethics to help our people make ethical choices and consider the impacts of their decisions. Learn more.

Guiding our people’s behavior

Make Your Conduct Count articulates locally relevant and global standards to foster a positive, respectful and inclusive work environment. Learn more.

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Supporting and respecting the rights of all people

Our commitment to internationally recognized human rights connects all our business and operations, and requires the support of our leaders, people and suppliers.

Fair and safe employment conditions and working practices, including the elimination of human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsive labor.

Maintaining a respectful work environment and the rights of our people and respecting the right to form and freely join legally constituted representative bodies and working in good faith with them.

Committing to diversity and equal opportunity by eliminating discrimination in employment and applying our principle of meritocracy when we make decisions about our people.

Respecting human rights in our supply chain in a manner consistent with our Supplier Standards of Conduct.

Protecting the privacy and security of personal data and using personal data responsibly.

Ensuring health, safety and security for our people and visitors to our premises.

Complying with all anticorruption laws without exception, regardless of local business culture or practices.

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Adhering to best practices and policies

Responsibility to advance corporate citizenship at Accenture starts at the top, with our Board, our executive chairman and our CEO and cascades through our business.

Our governance structure ensures there is a clear path of responsibility to achieve our corporate citizenship goals and to raise performance on non-financial topics across the organization.

Accenture’s corporate governance matters are described in our 2019 Proxy Statement as well as our Corporate Governance Guidelines and committee charters.

Inclusive business reimagined

More than 4 billion people earn less than US$8 a day. Their need for services, jobs and business opportunities represents a US$6 trillion opportunity for the private sector over the next decade to drive sustainable and responsible growth.

In partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), we published the first global inclusive business market landscape of its kind, “Inclusive Business Reimagined,” to explore this increasingly critical board-level priority.

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