Accenture has been a signatory to the 10 principles of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact since 2008 and we are one of the 50 inaugural members of Global Compact LEAD, which focuses on achieving higher levels of sustainability performance through innovation and action. As a LEAD member, we are committed to work toward implementing the Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership and sharing related outcomes and learnings with the broader universe of companies in the Global Compact. As part of this ongoing commitment, Accenture is engaging in two new Global Compact Action Platforms: Breakthrough Innovation for the SDGs and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains. Through these platforms, we will deeply explore these sustainability issues and seek opportunities to build collaborative solutions that contribute to the Global Goals. In addition, Accenture is involved in various UN initiatives and participates in UN Global Compact local networks in several countries.
Accenture’s 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report serves as our ninth Communication on Progress (COP) toward the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact and our journey as a member of Global Compact LEAD. The report explores our corporate citizenship goals, progress and performance across our global operations during fiscal 2017 (ended August 31, 2017) unless otherwise noted. View our previous reports.
Below is a detailed look at our progress toward addressing the 10 principles.