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Protecting the planet through our people

"We’re helping our clients and our partners understand their impact, unlock hidden value, and drive sustainable outcomes."

— LAUREN ING, Managing Director, Sustainability Strategy Practice Lead, Accenture, U.K. and Ireland

1. Our people

Expanding our carbon literacy with Green Skills

Eco Innovation Challenge

2. Our clients

Our client initiatives include

COP26: Shaping, accelerating non-state action

Seconded two Accenture strategists to UNFCCC’s High-Level Climate Action Champions to help businesses and others deliver net-zero carbon commitments.

Telco vehicle fleet electrification strategy

Developed strategy for European Telco to electrify its large commercial vehicle fleet to meet an ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.

Carbon neutral road map for auto parts maker

Identified and quantified how to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030—modelling costs and carbon impact of measures including circular design.

Fighting food waste through digital collaboration

3. Supporting biodiversity

Get nature positive

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Counting Puffins

Accenture-owned company Avanade helps create a monitoring system that uses AI to count birds nesting on Scotland’s Isle of May. Watch now.

Scotland’s Young People’s Forest

Innovative reforestation project, supporting young people to be leaders in tackling climate change and biodiversity, through education. Read more.

Trees and Bees

Employee-led initiative to plant a forest in Ireland with the Native Woodland Scheme, the Woodland Environmental Fund, and Bee Green. Watch now.

4. Our operations

Our planet goals

UNGC business ambition for 1.5° pledge

We’ve joined 400+ companies in pledging to do our part to keep global warming below 1.5° Celsius.

Science-based target

We are the largest professional services company to date to have a target approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative.

Achieve net-zero emissions by 2025

We’ll focus first on actual reductions in our emissions and will invest in nature-based solutions that will remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Move to zero waste

By 2025, we’ll reuse or recycle all our e-waste and office furniture. We’re committed to eliminating single-use plastics in our locations post-COVID 19.

Plan for water risk

By 2025, we’ll develop plans to reduce the impact of flooding, drought and water scarcity on our business and our people in high-risk areas.

5. Investing and buying responsibly


of our U.K. operations are powered by renewable energy


reduction in FY20 (from FY19) in U.K. emissions from the fuel and energy powering buildings we own and lease


of Accenture’s Default Pension Funds are invested incorporating an element of ESG weightings

Accenture plays a pivotal role in sparking change

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