Responsibility to advance corporate citizenship at Accenture starts at the top with our Board, our executive chairman and our CEO, and cascades through our business, including use of performance objectives relating to corporate citizenship. Our governance structure ensures there is a clear path of responsibility to achieve our corporate citizenship goals and drive broader performance on non-financial topics across the organization. Pursuant to its charter, the Nominating & Governance Committee of the Board has responsibility to review our policies and practices on significant corporate social responsibility issues.

Members of our Global Management Committee sponsor our corporate citizenship and environmental strategies. These senior leaders, from multiple corporate functions and geographies, engage on these topics and are responsible for making final decisions on strategies, goals and policies recommended by our management bodies, such as the Corporate Citizenship Council and the Environment Steering Group.

The way we innovate, collaborate, operate and deliver value is grounded in our core values and shared business ethics.

In fiscal 2021, we instituted a newly structured Environmental Sustainability Executive Committee accountable for approving strategic global decisions aligned to Accenture’s corporate environmental sustainability commitments and growth objectives. This builds on the 2008 to 2020 work of the Environment Steering Group, comprised of leaders from across Accenture, who determined our processes for providing guidance around carbon-emissions disclosure.

In the past year, we also launched our new Environmental Steering Committee and Environmental Operating Committee. These groups meet regularly to monitor our environmental performance and identify improvement areas.

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