Inclusion & Diversity
Our commitment to inclusion & diversity
Discover how we are creating a culture of equality in our workplace.
Accenture's purpose is to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity and our commitment to our people, clients and communities is to accelerate equality for all. Our purpose and our commitment drives our innovation agenda, helps us deliver 360 value, and ensures we act as a responsible business leader.
It enables us to attract, develop, inspire and reward top talent. And it creates an environment that unleashes innovation, allows our people to perform at their very best and underpins a culture in which everyone feels they have an equal opportunity to belong and build a career.
This commitment starts at the top with our chair and chief executive officer and Board. And we expect leaders at all levels to help create and sustain a culture of equality where everyone can advance and thrive. Our areas of focus include gender, ethnicity, LGBTI, religion, persons with disabilities and cross-cultural diversity.
To help our people thrive, Accenture offers robust programming including specialized training, networking support, flexible work arrangements, mentoring, mental health resources, equal benefits to same-sex couples where local law permits and more.
We also believe deeply in the power of trust and transparency, so we set goals, share our workforce demographics publicly in key geographies, and collect data to continuously improve and hold our leaders accountable.
We are committed to equal pay for equal work
At Accenture, pay equity means that our people receive pay that is fair and consistent when considering similarity of work, location and tenure at career level. We conduct an annual pay equity review, and our last review was conducted in November 2021. As of November 5, 2021, we have dollar-for-dollar, 100% pay equity for women compared to men, in every country where we operate (countries with de minimis headcount were excluded from the analysis). By race and ethnicity, we likewise have dollar-for-dollar, 100% pay equity in countries where we collect this data (the United States, United Kingdom and South Africa).
What’s the power of diversity? Discover how our commitment to 699,000 people from a variety of cultures, beliefs and backgrounds makes us more innovative.
We believe the future workforce is an equal one. That’s why we’re committed to a gender-balanced workforce by 2025.
Companies that embrace best practices for including more persons with disabilities in their workforce outperform their peers.
We embrace authenticity at work–including sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
We support people from diverse backgrounds to advance and thrive in the workplace.
Our support for mental health and disability inclusion accelerates our culture of equality and helps everyone to thrive.
The Accenture Global Management Committee assesses the inclusion and diversity matters we face, sets strategic direction and prioritizes our actions globally.
We believe that government laws, regulations and business practices should uphold the principles of equality and that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity and race, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. While laws may vary in the countries where we operate, we remain committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace.
Our commitment to a culture of equality combined with our belief that “together, we are greater than ever”, allows our 699,000 people in 120 countries to work as a seamless network.
By respecting all of our people’s individual cultures and unique backgrounds, we transcend geographies, drive innovation and better support our clients everywhere in the world.