Corporate Citizenship in India
Accenture's Corporate Citizenship in India applies our understanding of technology to create a more inclusive society offering opportunities to more people.
We are working relentlessly with our NGO partners to help our communities overcome challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our relief measures which are spread across 18 states in India follow the below three priorities:
We're continually finding new ways of building a more inclusive world where everyone can thrive. Enabling rural women to live better lives through our WeAcT initiative is one way we are doing that.
Launched in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, the platform provides members access to resources, connects them with marketplaces and peers, and helps them expand their enterprises. Whether it’s building their presence on e-commerce sites or facilitating virtual buyer-seller meets, WeAcT is empowering women to tap the opportunities digital brings.
Making a tangible impact: WeAct has touched the lives of 3,000 women entrepreneurs since its launch in March 2020. Working together with five partner institutions, we’ve helped them increase their revenues by up to 32 percent. Another proud moment? When we helped 60 women microentrepreneurs turn adversity into opportunity during the pandemic and fulfill an order of 100,000 masks for the Tamil Nadu government.
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.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee comprises the below two Directors as members: