At Accenture, our people care deeply about doing the right thing. Together, we have proven that we can succeed—providing value to our clients and shareholders and opportunities for our people—while being a powerful force for good. Our shared commitment to operating with the highest ethical standards and making a positive difference in everything we do is what makes Accenture special.
In today’s environment, we go beyond mere compliance; we innovate with integrity by using our understanding of technology and its impact on people to develop inclusive, responsible and sustainable solutions to complex business and societal challenges. To get this right, we must empower our people to make good decisions, act responsibly and speak up with confidence.
With our Code of Business Ethics, we want to help our people make ethical behavior a natural part of what we do every day—with each other, our clients, our business partners, and our communities.
Our Code is more than just a document…it’s what we believe, how we live and how we lead. It’s embedded in all we do. It’s how we improve our business performance and build on Accenture’s reputation in the marketplace. It’s how we put our clients and our people first. It’s our way of putting integrity into action…every one of us, in every moment, every day.
Our Code is organized into six fundamental behaviors. It applies to all our people—regardless of their title or location—and every Accenture business entity. Third parties, such as consultants, agents and suppliers, are also required to comply with our Code when acting on our behalf.
The Code of Business Ethics (PDF)
Download the full text of our Code to learn more about responsible conduct at Accenture.
On August 31, 2018, we amended the “Make Your Conduct Count” and “Comply with Laws” sections of our Code.
Accenture Supplier Standards of Conduct (PDF)
Download the conduct guidelines for our suppliers.
Accenture COBE at-a-glance (PDF)
Download an overview of our Code.
Accenture Federal Services Standards of Federal Business Ethics and Conduct (PDF)
Download the guidelines that govern our work for the U.S. federal government.
Accenture Federal Services Supplier Standards of Conduct (PDF)
Download the conduct guidelines for our suppliers who support our work for the U.S. federal government.
If you suspect any misconduct or unethical behavior, please visit the Accenture Business Ethics Helpline website where you may report your concern. You also can find a country-specific phone number to speak with an agent 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Accenture Business Ethics Helpline is answered by a neutral third party. In most cases, you may remain anonymous; however, in certain countries this may not be possible due to local legal restrictions.