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INCLUSION & DIVERSITY


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Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability

OVERVIEW


One company can create champions of change by choosing the right supplier. With inclusive supply and value chains, entire communities become more empowered, more sustainable, and more innovative. Accenture is committed to promoting inclusive, ethical and sustainable procurement practices that create long-term value for our clients, our suppliers and our communities.

With a multi-billion-dollar supply chain, we have the opportunity to leverage our purchasing power to drive positive change on a global scale and to create a more inclusive digital world.

Accenture works with several membership organizations, unlocking opportunities for diverse businesses around the world. Some of these organizations include:

In 2018, Accenture’s Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Program was ranked #1 by DiversityInc.

Because each of us is more than a statistic. More than a laundry list of labels. Much more than a check box.

Learn more about our Supplier Inclusion & Diversity program in our Corporate Citizenship Report.



"We believe inclusive procurement practices create long-term value for our clients and our communities, while helping us remain agile, disruptive and ahead of the market."

- Kai Nowosel

Chief Procurement Officer


DOWNLOAD THE FULL VIDEO TRANSCRIPT [PDF]

See the video to learn about our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact around environment, social and governance factors we require of our global network of suppliers.

DIVERSE SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Accenture’s Diverse Supplier Development Program (DSDP) reflects our commitment to developing and expanding relationships with diverse businesses owned by minorities, women, persons with disabilities, LGBT, veterans, and others.

The formal, 12- to 18-month program matches senior Accenture executive mentors with diverse supplier “protégé” companies to help them grow their businesses. In turn, our company, clients, and communities benefit from their innovative contributions. Not only does DSDP represent a strategic sourcing strategy for Accenture and our clients, but also, developing diverse suppliers strengthens communities by creating more businesses, jobs, and economic growth.

Our DSDP currently runs in 4 countries: Canada, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States.

Questions?

Contact us at supplier.inclusion@accenture.com.

"My mentor brought years of experience at a critical time in my business growth. He helped me see I had decisions to make, risks to take (or not take) and paths to choose. He gave me the perspective of a successful, inclusive business leader, which I may not otherwise have had access to.”

– Sonia Bate

EDIT Development, regarding mentor Mark Beaton, Senior Managing Director, Accenture

BUILDING A GLOBAL INCLUSIVE SUPPLY CHAIN


Our Global Supplier Inclusion & Diversity program, which reaches 17 countries, allows us to drive a more inclusive and empowered marketplace.

By incorporating diverse businesses into our supply chain, we gain access to innovative, responsive, and cost-competitive supply solutions for our clients.

Learn more about our progress in the supply chain section of Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship Report.

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