Sustainability Services

We help organisations embed sustainability into every area of their businesses so they can create new sources of value—and deliver on their values.

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Creating value and impact with Accenture’s Sustainability Value Promise
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The sustainability imperative

As stakeholders demand more environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts, regulations tighten and consumers increasingly expect brands to take action, organisations must now demonstrate that they are purposeful about sustainability, hold strong ethical standards and operate responsibly in everything they do.

Increasingly, companies and brands are turning to their partners—and to technology and innovation—to integrate sustainability and create meaningful change that’s good for business, society and the planet. Our dedicated teams bring deep experience and industry expertise to develop and implement strategies, operating models, processes, and technologies to help businesses achieve their sustainability goals.

Now is the time for collaboration—for business to partner with government and society to reimagine, rebuild and transform our global economy into one that benefits all stakeholders.

"Today’s rapid acceleration to digital presents us with a breakthrough opportunity to create a more sustainable future."

— Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer

Read why companies with stronger Sustainability DNA are delivering financial value and a lasting positive impact for society and the environment.

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Climate leadership in the eleventh hour

Our latest study on Sustainability shares opportunities and challenges for leaders to address the climate crisis.

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Rising to the challenge

Our suite of six services is designed to help you tackle your greatest sustainability challenges and realise the competitive advantage and impact that sustainability brings:

1. Net zero industry transitions

Net zero carbon targets are no longer optional. The challenge is making them real and visible. Accenture can rapidly activate achievable progress towards those goals. We unleash the potential of digitisation to transform business models for the better.

2. Sustainable IT and technologies

Digital technology is a true enabler of sustainability—but its energy consumption footprint is vast. Accenture addresses a twofold imperative: to use technology more sustainably, and to use technology as a vehicle for being more sustainable. Read more.

3. Responsible, circular value chains

If organisations want to make an impact on the sustainability agenda, they need to rotate to responsible and circular value and supply chains. Accenture designs for impact by embedding sustainability into every phase to deliver trusted, net-zero and circular value chains. Read more.

4. Sustainable measurement, value creation and impact

What an organisation measures shapes what it does. Accenture provides the tools, technology, and methodologies to help businesses create the sustainability ledger alongside the financial ledger, from CEO and CFO dashboards to operational decisions. Read more.

5. Leadership development, talent & organisation

Committing to sustainability is not just about one-off actions. It is about creating the mechanisms and cultures that bake sustainability into everything an organisation does. Accenture uses the latest insights in organisation design to transform the way people work with lasting impact.

6. Sustainable brand, design and customer experience

Today’s consumers – and B2B customers - demand sustainability. This is not just lip service—it’s a refusal to compromise. Accenture combines deep insight and experience with technology to help clients deliver experiences that meet consumers where they are on their sustainability journeys.

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INDUSTRY X IN ACTION

The fight against global warming goes digital

Swiss eco-tech Climeworks has an ambitious vision. To achieve it, they need to scale.

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Client case studies

COVID-19 has created once-unimaginable challenges—but it also has awakened the world to an incredible opportunity to reimagine and rebuild. We have deep experience helping clients improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, raise the bar on purpose, and embed responsible business—including sustainability—by design.

H&M Foundation accelerates sustainable fashion with Global Change Award.

A large mining company discovered how a cloud migration could unlock business-wide value, including...

An innovative offering rooted in sustainability.

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"As we get closer to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, I am extremely encouraged to see our clients and partners putting increased focused on sustainability, and am excited to help them set and achieve breakthrough sustainability goals."

— Peter Lacy, Chief Responsibility Officer and Global Sustainability Services Lead

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Shaping the sustainable organisation

Partners spotlight

At Accenture we work closely with our partners to help our clients achieve their sustainability objectives and deliver outcomes. We work with a range of different partners from the largest software and cloud companies to small, disruptive innovators.

We also work with global organisations such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Global Compact and World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

In addition, we are taking strategic minority investments in businesses such as Arabesque S-Ray and Reactive Technologies.

What we think

Sustainability at Accenture ANZ

As an organisation, we remain committed to reducing our negative impact on the environment. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Through our eco-friendly actions and work with our stakeholders and ecosystem partners, we continue to make a positive difference to our clients, communities and people.

How to spend half a trillion dollars wisely

Romilly Madew, Infrastructure Australia’s CEO, talks about the largest pipeline and infrastructure spend the nation’s ever seen – and how data, digital and decentralisation are going to help shape our future. Romilly also shares how she keeps cool under the pressure of managing a pivotal part of Australia’s economy. 

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Sustainability blogs

Discover sustainability stories from our leading bloggers. From strategy and industry perspectives to enabling technologies, this is the place where new ideas come alive.

Three actions for a truly sustainable last mile

Accenture's Sarah Banks shares three actions for a truly sustainable last mile to improved sustainability.

Green cloud’s potential for federal government

Accenture reveals that strategic cloud migration with sustainability-oriented partners can help federal agencies support environmental goals.

Accelerating sustainability with virtual twins

Simon Bentley and Tony Murdzhev explain how to drive sustainability and the circular economy at speed and scale with the virtual twin technology.

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News

Purpose-led marketing is the future for brand growth

Research reveals that people are now making more environmentally friendly, sustainable and ethical buying decisions.

Why brands should care about purpose and products

According to Accenture Strategy, half of respondents globally expected to engage with brands differently going forward.

Cloud as an enabler for sustainability

Accenture Strategy research shares how migrations to public cloud can reduce CO2 emissions by 59M tons per year, equating to taking 22M cars off the road.

The world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative

Accenture Strategy research outlines that 70% of CEOs report COVID-19 has increased the importance of corporate responsibility.

Join us and do extraordinary things

As part of our mission, Accenture is infusing sustainability into everything we do and everyone we work with. Through the combination of human ingenuity and technology we’re making sustainability a force for change. Join our talented collection of thinkers and doers to help build a more sustainable world.

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