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INCLUSION & DIVERSITY


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Who drives inclusion & diversity at Accenture? All of us. Our Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer Ellyn Shook shares more on LinkedIn.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that each and every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Our rich diversity makes us stronger—more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

We also believe that 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 be who they are and be their best, professionally and personally.

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Individuals and organizations have the power to change the world by using their voice. Join us in a worldwide conversation—#InclusionStartsWithI—around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment.

"We put inclusion and diversity at the very heart of the way we work, think, and run our business because we believe that only if you bring your true self to work will Accenture benefit from the best you can be. At its simplest level, a diverse workforce is a more powerful workforce, and at Accenture that means delivering even more value to clients."

 

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.

A COMMITMENT TO OUR PEOPLE

What’s the power of diversity? Discover how our unwavering belief and commitment to our team of 469,000 people from a variety of cultures, beliefs and backgrounds makes us stronger, smarter and more innovative.

Pierre Nanterme, Accenture chairman & CEO, shares thoughts on gender parity and why it matters.

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THE PATH TO GENDER EQUALITY

We believe the future workforce is an equal one. That’s why we’re committed to a gender-balanced workforce by 2025. See our new Getting to Equal research to learn how everyone can advance and thrive.

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Raise the bar and your bottom line

GETTING TO EQUAL: THE DISABILITY INCLUSION ADVANTAGE

Companies that embrace best practices for employing and including more persons with disabilities in their workforce have outperformed their peers, according to our new research, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.

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Sander van ‘t Noordende, group chief executive – Products, Accenture, joins a World Economic Forum LGBTQ panel to discuss a wide range of topics.

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CELEBRATING OUR LGBT COMMUNITY

Pride matters. So does gender identity and sexual orientation. That’s why we are fostering a workplace that inspires freedom of expression for all of our employees around the world.

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LOOKING AFTER OUR MENTAL HEALTH

Four in 10 people are using technology to support their mental health. Technology can help employees to look after their mental wellbeing, but we believe it's only part of the solution. We focus on creating a culture where everyone feels safe to open up about mental health.

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OUR ALLIES

As well as a range of networks to support our key areas of focus, we have a very strong Allies programme, we believe having informed, visible and vocal Allies is key in overcoming challenges and creating an inclusive environment, which inspires collaboration every day.

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WORKING TO CLOSE THE GENDER PAY GAP

The UK gender pay gap is a measure of financial gender equality that highlights any average-earnings disparity. To us, it is the path to eliminating gender pay gap in the UK and creating equality in the median average of men and women’s pay. It means setting our standards higher and saying, we can do better.

Accenture’s median gender pay gap
in the UK is 10.6%, versus a UK-wide median for all employees of 17.9%.


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Our UK Gender Pay Gap Numbers
Accenture’s median pay gap in the UK is 10.6 percent (10.2 percent in 2017)–versus 17.9 percent across all companies in the UK–and our mean pay gap is 16.7 percent (16.7 percent in 2017). Our median bonus gap is 20.1 percent (33.4 percent in 2017) and our mean bonus gap is 57.9 percent (52 percent in 2017).

  • Quartile Pay Band: The workforce is split into four equal parts based on lowest (Q1) to highest (Q4) paid.
  • Bonus Gender Pay Gap: The difference between the bonus pay that eligible male and female employees receive.
  • Median: The midpoint of a distribution of values.
  • Mean: The average of a set of numbers.
  • Data excludes Avanade, one of Accenture's consolidated entities.

GENDER PAY GAP VS. 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 (we aim to close this in a generation).

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO CLOSE OUR GENDER PAY GAP?

Accenture has committed to achieving a gender-balanced workforce, by 2025 and increasing the percentage of women in managing director roles to at least 25 percent worldwide by 2020. We are focused on four key areas:

RECRUITMENT


50/50 men and
women at entry level

DEVELOPMENT


Global high-performing women courses

PROGRESSION


Scaling and extending our external coaching programmes

RETENTION


Helping everyone to achieve a work/life balance

MENTAL HEALTH

It’s not 1 in 4; it’s all of us – why mental health touches everyone

Ninety percent of workers have been touched by mental health challenges. It’s time for employers to think differently about how they support their employees’ mental wellbeing.

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

Passionate about inclusive business practices

By helping companies participate in the global marketplace, we promote human rights, create more jobs, revenue and vitality in communities around the world.

PEOPLE. INSIGHT. BLOGS

CAREERS

BE YOURSELF,
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Be yourself, make a difference.

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