Creating 360° value: Our impact in the UK and beyond
At Accenture, we believe every business must be a sustainable business. In order to solve the biggest challenges we face, like climate change, nature loss, and building resilient communities, we need to act boldly, think innovatively and reach new levels of collaboration. That’s why we’re embedding sustainability into everything we do. Creating value in line with our values.
This requires fresh thinking and new ideas—but also a commitment to taking action. Now is the time for us all to embrace change and work together to unlock long-term value for our clients, people, shareholders, partners, communities, and the environment.
"By delivering on the promise of combining human ingenuity and the power of technology, we can drive lasting positive impact.”
— SIMON EAVES, Market Unit Lead, U.K. and Ireland
When we talk about sustainability, we mean it in the broadest sense. We work across a spectrum of environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities, and help our stakeholders do the same.
As we pursue our company’s purpose—to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity—we work to continue our progress toward several ambitious goals, including reaching net-zero emissions by the end of 2025; moving to zero waste; achieving gender parity by 2025; increasing our race and ethnicity representation and, always, contributing to our communities.
The opportunity in front of us is enormous. But in order to take advantage of it we need to accelerate our sustainability agendas. By delivering on the promise of human ingenuity and the power of technology, we can drive lasting positive impact.
As its name implies, 360° value encompasses the full value an organisation can deliver—not only its financial metrics, but also its progress toward its sustainability, talent, and inclusion and diversity goals; and its ability to create meaningful experiences for its customers, employees and communities.
When our work benefits all these stakeholders, we call this 360° value.
We create 360° value by helping the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organisations harness what we believe are the five key forces of change for the next decade: total enterprise reinvention; talent; sustainability; the metaverse continuum; and the ongoing technology revolution.
Growing a culture of responsible leadership
Our steadfast commitment to ethics, human rights and strong corporate governance safeguards our people and allows us to build trust and long-term relationships with clients and communities around the world. Read more.
Our actions are governed by our core values and Code of Business Ethics (COBE) and our people undertake Conduct Counts training on a regular basis.
We invest in the development of our leaders at all levels. In 2022 we designed and launched a Modern Leadership initiative, equipping our leaders to foster inclusion and diversity within teams and create greater 360° value for our clients and communities.
We are committed to taking action in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UNGC partnered with Accenture, SAP and 3M to launch the SDG Ambition programme to support over 1,100 businesses across 80 countries to accelerate their actions on the SDGs into their business operations and planning.
We achieve this by
Encouraging our people to develop their skills, bring new ideas, suggest creative solutions and lend their bold, authentic voices to their work.
Continuing to help our people identify and grow their unique skills while recommending training and opportunities that align with their interests.
Identifying additional value drivers and striving to innovate so our solutions enhance positive outcomes.
Making powerful tech ethical by design
Accenture’s Global Data Science Lead, Fernando Lucini, says there are clear steps for ensuring organisations adopt AI in a responsible way.