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Corporate Citizenship: Ireland

Accenture has a long- standing commitment to corporate social responsibility. We place huge importance as a business on engaging in the challenges of the communities we live and work in.

Overview

At Accenture we believe that one of the most important things we can do as a business is to engage in the challenges of the communities we live and work in. Our broad Corporate Citizenship remit is at the heart of the Growth Agenda in Ireland – supporting the creation of jobs, improving skills and employability, and contributing to the economic success of this country.

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“In the UK and Ireland, our focus is on environmental and social sustainability in the form of our global Skills to Succeed initiative aimed at helping to address youth unemployment. We want to bring positive change to the communities where we live and work. I am deeply proud of the enthusiasm and commitment I see from our people as they use their time, skills and experience to bring our citizenship ambitions to life every day.”
Olly Benzecry
Senior Managing Director, Accenture UK and Ireland

Governance

Transparency and accountability are priorities for Accenture and it starts at the top, with our Chairman & CEO, and cascades through our business.

We have a dedicated committee involving our most senior people, which determines key corporate citizenship strategies. This committee, meets regularly to consider policy and guide the Corporate Citizenship Council, in order to ensure our programmes permeate across the business. The Environment Steering Group, which also includes leaders from across Accenture, determines our processes for providing guidance around carbon-emissions disclosure.

The Corporate Citizenship Council and the Environment Steering Group make strategic recommendations on our key initiatives, and our leadership approves and acts on these recommendations, taking responsibility for driving our objectives through the organisation.

Every two years we publish a global Corporate Citizenship Report, with supplemental updates in interim years, which complements our annual reporting to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Census Designated Place, Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good Index. We use Global Reporting Initiative G3 Guidelines as a foundation for our reporting approach.

Read our latest global corporate citizenship report

The Team