Creating new value: Our impact in the UK
In a time of unprecedented change, we face enormous challenges and extraordinary opportunities. It’s never been more important to combine human ingenuity and the power of technology to create solutions that drive positive impact.
Learn how we are redefining value to drive positive change for our clients, our people, our communities and our planet.
Tech can be used to help address societal challenges such as food waste, traffic collisions, and type-2 diabetes. New research by Accenture and Frontier Economics uses a 'total value canvas' to show the scale of the social and economic value at stake—and uncovers how business, government and non-profits can work together to apply new technology to improve the way the world works and lives.
Who we are is how we’ll grow
Accenture has studied the impact of workplace culture on employees and shown the power of culture in addressing inequality. There has never been a more critical time to focus on building a workplace culture that allows people from diverse backgrounds to succeed.
Focusing on the environment
As climate change increasingly affects living and working conditions around the world, this is the time to act. We are committed to playing a leading role in the transition to a low-carbon economy through our actions and we are proud to share our industry-leading goals.
Going 100% renewable
In 2019, we committed to procuring 100% renewable energy across our global facilities by 2023, joining the RE100 - a global initiative bringing together businesses committed to 100% renewable energy. In the UK we are proud to have already achieved this goal by adopting 100% renewable energy across our facilities.
Working toward our science-based target
We’re the largest professional services company to have a goal aligning with Science Based Targets Initiative. We aim to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 11% against 2016 baseline by 2025, including a commitment to reduce scope 1 & 2 emissions by 65%, and 40% per unit of revenue intensity reduction for scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions.
Achieve net-zero emissions by 2025
We’ll focus first on actual reductions in our emissions and will invest in nature-based solutions that will remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Move to zero waste
By 2025, we’ll reuse or recycle all our e-waste and office furniture. We’re committed to eliminating single-use plastics in our locations post-COVID.
Plan for water risk
By 2025, we’ll develop plans to reduce the impact of flooding, drought and water scarcity on our business and our people in high-risk areas.
Creating a truly inclusive workplace
We put inclusion and diversity at the heart of the way we work and are committed to accelerating equality for all, creating a work environment where each of our people feel like they belong. Read more.
Developing a responsible supply chain
We work with our suppliers to advance key priorities—including environmental sustainability, human rights, inclusion, diversity and social innovation—while advancing our partnerships and forging greater engagement and collaboration.
As a result, we can lower barriers for smaller and more diverse suppliers, promote shared values and cultivate a culture of responsible buying.
Living our core values
At Accenture, how we achieve success is as important as success itself. Our governance structure, Leadership Essentials, well-defined Code of Business Ethics and Conduct Counts programme are all designed to help ensure that our people live our core values.