After reaching two of our 2020 environmental goals early, Accenture worked with key stakeholders to define the next chapter of our environmental journey. In December 2018, we announced our new Science-Based Target, approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative, to reduce our absolute greenhouse emissions 11 percent by 2025 against our 2016 baseline. To date, we are the largest professional services company to make this type of commitment.
To meet our target, we will work to develop responsible solutions for further sustainable growth and intensify our focus on the efficiency of our business operations. This includes reducing our energy use and switching to renewable forms of power, as well as addressing air travel impact and supply chain sustainability.
A decade into our quest to lessen our environmental impact, thinking—and acting—green is part of daily life at Accenture. We are helping to accelerate the shift to a low-carbon economy and to lessen the effects of climate change.
Since setting our initial carbon target, we have reduced our carbon emissions per employee by more than 52 percent against our 2007 baseline.
Hover over the bars in the chart to view a percentage breakdown of our carbon emissions by year.
We’ve achieved ISO® 14001 Environmental Management System-certification globally—and we’re setting our sights on doing more. From smart meters to renewable energy, we continue to assess and reduce our environmental impact at locations around the world.
Explore the tabs below and click on each icon to learn about our global eco commitment.
Accountability for our environmental strategy starts at the top and cascades to our governance bodies, which oversee our environmental policy and corporate objective of fostering environmentally sustainable growth. Our Environmental Responsibility Policy, established in 2007, is reviewed annually.