Inclusion & Diversity

Our commitment to inclusion & diversity

Discover how we are creating a culture of equality in our workplace.

Visible growth; Invisible fears

Did you know that only 14% of LGBT+ employees feel fully supported by their employer? Read our new research on LGBT+ inclusion and how to build a culture of equality.

We are taking action

We’ll need more than words to fight racism, intolerance and inequality. Decisive action and an unwavering commitment to equality and justice for all is necessary to drive change.

We’re taking steps for our people in the communities where we live and work to help create more opportunities and build a more inclusive and diverse future. We are acting, we are leading, and we will drive change.

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Taking action against racism

What we believe

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.

The Culture Makers

Where Culture Makers lead, organizations grow fast

Diversity ignites creativity problem solving and innovation

Inclusion Starts With I

The importance of an inclusive work environment

Our unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity unleashes innovation and creates a culture where everyone feels they have equal opportunity.


Julie Sweet

Chair & CEO

How we foster a culture of equality

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 all of our people receive pay that is fair and consistent when conducting similar work in comparable locations. By gender, we have achieved dollar-for-dollar, 100% pay equity, in every country where we operate. By race and ethnicity, we have likewise achieved dollar-for-dollar, 100% pay equity in countries where we collect this data (U.S., U.K., South Africa).

A commitment to our people

What’s the power of diversity? Discover how our commitment to more than 624,000 people from a variety of cultures, beliefs and backgrounds makes us more innovative.


Gender equality

We believe the future workforce is an equal one. That’s why we’re committed to a gender-balanced workforce by 2025.


Persons with disabilities

Companies that embrace best practices for including more persons with disabilities in their workforce outperform their peers.


Supporting our LGBTQ+ community

We embrace authenticity at work–including sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.


Ethnic and racial diversity in the workplace

We support people from diverse backgrounds to advance and thrive in the workplace.


Prioritizing mental health & wellness

Our support for mental health and disability inclusion accelerates our culture of equality and helps everyone to thrive.


Accenture CEO Julie Sweet talks about a culture of equality

Learn how Julie Sweet creates a culture of equality for all and how it helps Accenture be, together, greater than ever.

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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.

Cross-cultural diversity at Accenture

Our commitment to a culture of equality combined with our belief that “together, we are greater than ever”, allows our 624,000 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.

How Accenture works across cultures

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