Corporate Citizenship in India
Discover how we apply our understanding of technology and its impact to create a more inclusive society in India offering opportunities to more people.
Accenture is supporting Akshaya Patra Foundation in providing healthy cooked meals to the pandemic affected, displaced migrant families, daily wage laborers and the vulnerable populations. While employees have been generously contributing to the cause through an internal ‘Making a Difference’ platform,’ the company is equally matching the donations. Akshaya Patra’s relief service ensures meal or packed grocery kits to the marginalised and low-income segment of the society comprising daily wage workers, migrant labourers, construction site workers, and needy people at old age homes and night shelters.
Accenture in India has also partnered with Sambhav Foundation, which is working through State Construction Boards to distribute ration kits to the families of daily wage workers in Karnataka.
Accenture is working with Oxfam India to extend support to frontline health care workers, humanitarian staff and caregivers by equipping them with safety kits (protective gear and hygiene essentials) and training. In addition to this, relief measures are underway particularly targeting communities and people in need through distribution of protective masks, hand wash, portable hand wash stations in locations where essential services are rendered, monetary support as well as supply of essential food items to vulnerable families. Further awareness sessions have been initiated through digital channels, mobile vans as well as through local media.
Accenture has also partnered with Charities Aid Foundation to provide preventive kits to the frontline sanitation workers in Gurgaon and Delhi.
Amid the lockdown, Accenture and Quest Alliance will address the need for youth to maintain their cadence of continuous learning by providing them access to digital learning content on 21st century skills. Youth, especially the underprivileged who has been relying on a blended learning model, facilitated at vocational training centres can now access the Quest App, an interactive mobile application with over 75+ hours of digital content around Communicative English, Digital Literacy, Customer Interaction and Work Readiness. Learning the 21st century skills will not only help learners become more confident but also ensure they are able to adapt to the rapidly changing world and get future ready.
Users can download the Mobile App from the Google Playstore or via desktop computers (Quest App) and start learning from the library of courses available.
Through Skills to Succeed we are addressing—at scale—the global need for skills that open doors to employment and economic opportunity. To date, with our strategic partners, we have equipped more than 690,000 people in India with the skills to get a job or build a business.
Since 2010, our "Skills to Succeed" initiative in India is empowering youth and women from economically weaker sections and persons with disabilities by equipping them with skills needed for high-demand job sectors. The rapid pace and scale of technological changes are disrupting labor markets and fundamentally altering the future of work. It is with these challenges in mind that we are strategizing our Corporate Citizenship efforts–Inclusion in the Digital Economy.
Over 314,000 women impacted through our Skills to Succeed initiatives.
Were provided critical employment skills using a blended-learning curriculum.
Were helped in India to develop their skills to start a business or secure employment—of which, 32,000 grew their income.
Women along with Maya Health were trained to serve as Health Navigators. They use a tablet-based application that captures vital health information and provides digital health services to 1,000+ families.
Our CSR policies ensure that we leverage our expertise and capabilities to drive impact-oriented outcomes for the communities where we work, play and live. Our goal: To adhere to the highest standards in ethical behavior, environmental sustainability and data security in our business activities.