With the UN Sustainable Development Goals as our North Star, we have put sustainability at the very core of how we think about everything we do from evaluating risk to improving brand value to uncovering opportunities for revenue growth and cost reduction to how we think about driving innovation, both for ourselves and with our partners and stakeholders.
The following are just a few examples of how we do Sustainability by Design.
We are rotating our suite of supply chain services to embed sustainability, for example as we help clients optimize their supplier base, we analyze supplier performance on financially material ESG issues, such as emission performance relative to their industry peers and other ESG metrics while applying data-driven insights to assess spend data on ESG dimensions across different categories and locations.
Software Development & Engineering
In May 2021, Accenture co-founded the Green Software Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to drive standards, tooling and best practices for building green software. This consortium will also work to develop training, education, and certification while helping the software industry contribute to the information and communications technology sector’s broader targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Through Sustainability by Design, all of our cloud migrations are now green cloud migrations. This is being enabled by Accenture’s proprietary myNav Green Cloud Advisor, which helps organizations make sustainability-led decisions about their cloud migration journeys.
With sustainability built into our approach, we are finding new ways to help our clients define the right cost levels and structure. From applying green software practices to using renewable energy to powering offices, we help clients achieve their cost savings objectives while becoming more sustainable.