Working toward our science-based target

Chart shows Accenture's carbon emissions reduction journey and progress toward our Science-Based Target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions 11% by 2025 against our 2016 baseline, including a reduction of 65 percent of our scope 1 and 2 emissions.

We are the largest professional services company to have a goal aligning with the Science Based Targets Initiative. Our target aims to reduce our absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 11% against our 2016 baseline by 2025, including a commitment to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions by 65%, and a 40% per unit of revenue intensity reduction for scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions over the same time period.

To date, we have cut absolute emissions by 7%, reduced our scope 1 and 2 emissions by more than 19% and reduced our per unit of revenue emissions by more than 29%.

Reducing our environmental impact

We’ve achieved ISO® 14001 Environmental Management System-certification globally—and we’re setting our sights on doing more. From smart meters to renewable energy, we continue to assess and reduce our environmental impact at locations around the world.

Carbon reduction journey

From fiscal 2007 to fiscal 2017, we reduced our core carbon emissions per employee by more than 52% against our 2007 baseline.

Hover over the bars in the chart to view a percentage breakdown of our carbon emissions by year.

 

1% 1 1% 32% 56% 621,198 1% 1 1% 31% 57% 6 1 1,914 2% 14% 33% 51% 541,552 2% 1 1% 32% 54% 563,540 2% 10% 33% 56% 627,631 1% 12% 34% 53% 667,295 1% 13% 34% 51% 683,751 1% 15% 34% 50% 665,4 1 1 1% 14% 33% 52% 712,769 1% 20% 32% 47% 797,094 1% 20% 30% 49% 791,013 Other Energy (Natural Gas, Diesel) T otal Carbon Emissions per Employee Other Business Travel Office Electricity Global Headcount (at fiscal year end) Air T ravel FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY15 4.04 3.45 3.00 3.00 2.84 2.68 2.58 2.28 2.14 2.13 1.96 170k 187k 177k 204k 236k 257k 275k 305k 358k 384k 425k
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