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INCLUSION & DIVERSITY

Diversity makes us stronger

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We have an underlying belief in inclusion and diversity.

The diversity of our people is part of what makes Accenture exceptional. We recognize that each person has unique strengths. And by embracing those strengths, we all deliver high performance—together. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

Accenture also believes government laws, regulations and business practices should uphold the principles of diversity, inclusion and equality. While laws may vary in the countries where Accenture operates, we remain committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace—where people can feel comfortable, be themselves and, as a result, be productive.


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We have a commitment to drive a sustainable gender balance in the UK workforce, by making Accenture an inspiring place to create a successful career that meets women’s – and men’s – diverse needs. With clear understanding of the benefits to the business and to individuals of gender balance and how everyone can proactively engage in efforts to recruit, develop and retain our women

Diversity makes us unique. Diversity makes us stronger.

We aim to create a working environment where everyone feels welcomed and valued regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We strive to increasing awareness of LGBT issues throughout Accenture to promote an inclusive workplace environment for all our LGBT colleagues.

As a 'Star Performer' in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, we also mentor & share best practice with our clients & external organisations and 40+% of our workforce have also made a commitment by joining our LGBT Allies programme.

Accent on Enablement is a network and forum open to all UKI employees that want to contribute to creating improved disability confidence at Accenture.

We strive to ensure an inclusive, accessible, barrier-free work environment that supports Accenture persons with disabilities, as well as those who may need special consideration to care for a loved one with a disability. We firmly believe that each person has unique skills, talent and strengths to contribute, and there should be no barrier to sharing talent due to a disability – whether hidden or visible.

We are committed to raising awareness and educating our Accenture people and relevant stakeholders about persons with disabilities, while simultaneously supporting our persons with disabilities employees worldwide through our Allies programme.

This initiative brings together a number of ethnicity networks who develop and implement initiatives to help both attract and retain employees from a cross section of ethnic backgrounds.

These networks aim to provide a support system for Accenture employees of different cultural backgrounds. Helping to promote and celebrate the heritage of different cultures, and to take part in networking activities which promotes Accenture’s diversity both internally and externally. They work closely with our various Accenture religious groups.

Accent on Family is a community for all Accenture people with a focus on family commitments. We aim to support our people with all aspects of family life from becoming a new parent and returning to work after leave, to dealing with fertility problems, adoption, step-parenting and eldercare and all the other diverse issues and challenges that come from being part of a wider family unit.

Accenture promotes an inclusive work environment that influences how we run our business, and we strive to work with others who embrace our values. Our supplier inclusion and diversity efforts demonstrate our commitment to inclusive procurement practices to create long-term value for our clients and our communities. We focus on minority, ethnic and women-owned businesses and those owned by persons with disabilities, visible and otherwise, veterans with and without disabilities, refugees, people geographically remote from labor markets, and LGBT persons.

“While our gender pay gap today in the U.K. is better than the average across the country, we still have work to do.”

Oliver Benzecry

Oliver Benzecry, Chairman and Managing Director of Accenture’s UK and Ireland business


*Olly is a member of the CBI President’s Committee, a trustee for Movement to Work and also holds board positions with the Business Disability Forum, the Tech Partnership and the UK government’s new Inclusive Economy Partnership.

GETTING TO EQUAL

We believe the future workforce is an equal workforce. That’s why we recently set a goal to achieve a gender-balanced workforce globally, with 50 percent women and 50 percent men, by 2025. This is in addition to our goal to grow the percentage of women managing directors globally to 25 percent by 2020.

With more than 150,000 women at Accenture, we know that attracting, inspiring and advancing women is critical to our success.



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Pierre Nanterme, Chairman & CEO of Accenture on getting to equal.

WORKING TO CLOSE THE GENDER PAY GAP

A new law in the UK means all companies over 250 employees must publish their UK gender pay gap by April 2018, and each year after that. We’ve decided to move early and publish ours now.


Our UK median gender pay gap is 10.2% against a UK-wide average of 18.1%.

While it is always good to be better than the market we think a 10.2% pay gap is 10.2% too much. 

GENDER PAY GAP IS NOT UNEQUAL PAY

UNEQUAL PAY


Paying men and women differently for doing comparable work.

Illegal in the UK.


GENDER PAY GAP


The difference between the median average of men’s and women’s pay as a whole.



WHAT ARE WE DOING TO CLOSE OUR GENDER PAY GAP?

Accenture has committed to achieving a gender-balanced workforce, by 2025. We also plan to increase the percentage of women in managing director roles to at least 25 percent worldwide by 2020. To achieve these goals, we are focused on these four key areas:

 

Recruitment


50/50 men and women at entry level.


Development


Gender-specific leadership training.


Progression


Unconscious bias training for all executives.


Retention


Helping everyone to balance professional and personal life.

TO FIND OUT MORE

READ OUR MEDIA RELEASE

READ OUR GENDER PAY GAP NUMBERS

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