In the United Kingdom, our Corporate Citizenship programmes focus on environmental and social sustainability to bring positive change to the communities where we live and work.
Through our Corporate Citizenship programmes, we bring a powerful combination of financial assistance, volunteering, fundraising and pro bono contributions of time to help young people across the UK gain employability and entrepreneurial skills. We strive to enhance economic inclusion and resilience at both individual and community levels.
Globally we want to provide 3 million people, by 2020, with the right skills to help them into employment. In the UK, since 2010, our local programmes have provided training and assistance to thousands of young people to gain skills that will help them find work and stay in work.
Our Skills to Succeed efforts focus on addressing youth unemployment by providing young people, aged 16-24, who aren't in education, employment or training, with support to build skills and obtain work.
None of the work we do would be possible without the support of our charity partners. We work with multiple organisations to deliver the Skills to Succeed programme.
Find out more about our programmes below.
The Movement to Work programme was created to further social mobility. It is a voluntary collaboration of UK employers committed to supporting 100,000 unemployed young people, giving them the training, work experience and confidence to find a job.
To find out more about Movement to Work download the credential and watch the videos to hear directly from those the programme has helped.
“In an increasingly digital world, demand for a digitally skilled workforce continues to grow in the UK. To meet this need, Accenture started a Digital Social Innovation (DSI) project called the Digital Skills Programme. This online social learning programme comprises of a suite of digital skills training tools which aims to address the nation's digital skills shortage.
It is primarily aimed at young job seekers and entrepreneurs to open up their possibilities to a range of interests and professions and help drive positive outcomes.
The Skills to Succeed Academy offers the opportunity to gain four weeks of employability and vocational skills training to build confidence, networks and skills.
Young people are invited to access the online training through employment support programmes run by Accenture’s national Skills to Succeed delivery partners. Those who were not referred to the Skills to Succeed Academy by one of our charity partners can obtain an access code via the National Careers Service and Careers Wales.
More than half of the individuals we work with progress into employment or apprenticeships.
The Skilling for Change project in Rwanda supported over 16,000 women by providing them with the skills, knowledge and tools to turn their micro enterprises into profitable and sustainable businesses. The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women partnered with Accenture and CARE International to promote the long-term financial independence of Rwandan women as well as create new jobs, by providing a combination of e-mentoring, online and face to face training and improved access to financial services.
In Accenture, 89 percent of people say that job satisfaction was enhanced as a result of helping others.
Volunteering is a core part of Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship offering, which enables all United Kingdom employees to play a role in improving the way the world works and lives by offering everyone three days paid leave to volunteer. We provide our employees with lots of opportunities from volunteering and doing charity work to taking part in pro bono activities.
As part of delivering our 2020 strategy to skill three million people across the world, involving our people to be a part of the vision, is more important than ever before.
By 2020, we anticipate seeing an evolution in the volunteering landscape across the United Kingdom. Employer-Supported Volunteering (ESV) is expected to undergo unprecedented growth and change, driven by a blend of economic, technological and government forces. The Organisations who embrace this change have a tremendous opportunity to make a greater social impact, whilst also benefiting their businesses.
Accenture's report—A 2020 vision for Employer-Supported Volunteering highlights the five key trends that are emerging in the space and offers recommendations to help organisations position themselves to maximise social impact.
POWERED BY OUR PEOPLE
Our people consider giving back to their communities a key part of what makes Accenture a great place to work.
What do our people have to say about corporate citizenship and what it means to them? Watch this video to find out.
COLLABORATION REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION
With 21 teams from nine countries, thousands of colleagues were involved in our first International Energy Efficiency Tournament. Teams tracked and compared their energy consumption via access to real-time data from each smart metered office on our "Energy Central" website. During the competition, teams averaged a reduction in energy consumption of 24%.