What we believe

At Accenture, our people care deeply about doing the right thing. Together, we have proven that we can succeed—providing value to our clients and shareholders and opportunities for our people—while being a powerful force for good. Our shared commitment to operating with the highest ethical standards and making a positive difference in everything we do is what makes Accenture special.

In today’s environment, we go beyond mere compliance; we innovate with integrity by using our understanding of technology and its impact on people to develop inclusive, responsible and sustainable solutions to complex business and societal challenges. To get this right, we must empower our people to make good decisions, act responsibly and speak up with confidence.

With our Code of Business Ethics, we want to help our people make ethical behavior a natural part of what we do every day—with each other, our clients, our business partners, and our communities.

Our Code is more than just a document…it’s what we believe, how we live and how we lead. It’s embedded in all we do. It’s how we improve our business performance and build on Accenture’s reputation in the marketplace. It’s how we put our clients and our people first. It’s our way of putting integrity into action…every one of us, in every moment, every day.

Patrick Rowe - Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel

Our Code

Our Code is organized into six fundamental behaviors. It applies to all our people—regardless of their title or location—and every Accenture business entity. Third parties are also required to comply with our Code when acting on our behalf.

Make your conduct count

Making your conduct count is about fostering respect, fairness and shared ethical values and describes behaviors that we expect from - and for - our people so that they can be at their best each day.

Comply with laws

We comply with all laws, whether local, national or regional. Accenture people, and those acting on our behalf, are responsible for understanding the applicable rules and must work with Legal to ensure compliance.

Deliver for our clients

We all serve Accenture's clients, regardless of role - focusing on the best interests of our clients while acting as stewards of Accenture.

Protect people, information and our business

We work together to build a better, stronger company for future generations, protecting the Accenture brand, information, intellectual property and our people.

Run our business responsibly

We are agile, and we strive for high performance - by acting as entrepreneurs and owners of the company.

Be a good corporate citizen

We support and respect human rights, foster environmental responsibility and encourage our people's involvement in the communities where we work and live.

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Download our Code in your language

On August 31, 2018, we amended the “Make Your Conduct Count” and “Comply with Laws” sections of our Code.

Additional downloads

Accenture Federal Services Standards of Federal Business Ethics and Conduct (PDF)

Download the guidelines that govern our work for the U.S. federal government.

Accenture Federal Services Supplier Standards of Conduct (PDF)

Download the conduct guidelines for our suppliers who support our work for the U.S. federal government.

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Have a concern?

If you suspect any misconduct or unethical behavior, please visit the Accenture Business Ethics Helpline website where you may report your concern. You also can find a country-specific phone number to speak with an agent 24 hours a day, seven days a week

The Accenture Business Ethics Helpline is answered by a neutral third party. In most cases, you may remain anonymous; however, in certain countries this may not be possible due to local legal restrictions.

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