Empowering our people to speak up
Misconduct has no place at Accenture, and we empower our people to speak up safely and confidently.
We encourage our people to speak up if they experience, see or become aware of any inappropriate behavior, including any form of disrespect, harassment, racism, discrimination, retaliation or any concerns about unethical or illegal behavior. And we have zero tolerance for retaliation.
We offer our people many ways to raise a concern—through our leaders, anyone in Human Resources or Legal and our Accenture Business Ethics Helpline—and once they do, we make it clear what to expect.
When someone raises a concern, we seek to confirm the facts in a professional, methodical, thoughtful and balanced manner.
Once we get to the facts, we determine appropriate outcomes and ensure that they are applied fairly and consistently on a global basis—regardless of seniority, position or contribution to Accenture. We communicate back to all parties to share when the investigation is concluded. Often the outcomes of an investigation are confidential but typically result in discipline, counseling or termination.
We make it clear what to expect:
We know that raising a concern can be stressful for our people, and we’re committed to helping them throughout the process. We offer a number of resources to help:
We have specially trained teams who can provide personal support and answer any questions.
Our Employee Assistance Program is also available to all our people 24/7, and we help them easily connect with people and resources.
To anonymously report a concern online or obtain a phone number to speak with an agent 24 hours a day, seven days a week, contact the Helpline.
For any immediate safety or security concerns, contact the Accenture Security Operations Center (ASOC): +1-202-728-0645.
We rely on our Code to help our people and suppliers make ethical choices and consider the impact of their decisions. You can see our Code here.