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Environmental Impact

ADVANCING SUSTAINABILITY

A decade into our quest to lessen our environmental impact, thinking—and acting—green is part of daily life at Accenture. We are helping to accelerate the shift to a low-carbon economy and to lessen the affects of climate change.


52%+
reduction in per-employee carbon emissions—achieving our 2020 goal of 50% ahead of schedule

4%
approximate reduction in air travel carbon emissions per employee from fiscal 2016

76%
of our key suppliers disclosed emissions reduction actions and 72% disclosed targets

CARBON REDUCTION JOURNEY

Since setting our initial carbon target, we have reduced our carbon emissions per employee by more than 52 percent against our 2007 baseline.

Hover over the bars in the chart to view a percentage breakdown of our carbon emissions by year.

 

1% 1 1% 32% 56% 621,198 1% 1 1% 31% 57% 6 1 1,914 2% 14% 33% 51% 541,552 2% 1 1% 32% 54% 563,540 2% 10% 33% 56% 627,631 1% 12% 34% 53% 667,295 1% 13% 34% 51% 683,751 1% 15% 34% 50% 665,4 1 1 1% 14% 33% 52% 712,769 1% 20% 32% 47% 797,094 1% 20% 30% 49% 791,013 Other Energy (Natural Gas, Diesel) T otal Carbon Emissions per Employee Other Business Travel Office Electricity Global Headcount (at fiscal year end) Air T ravel FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY15 4.04 3.45 3.00 3.00 2.84 2.68 2.58 2.28 2.14 2.13 1.96 170k 187k 177k 204k 236k 257k 275k 305k 358k 384k 425k

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Our people help drive our progress. They have embraced digital technologies and innovative solutions as a way to lessen our collective environmental impact.

Explore the tabs below and click on each icon to learn how our global eco commitment makes a difference in communities worldwide.

OUR COMMITMENT

Accountability for our environmental strategy starts with our Chairman & CEO and cascades to our governance bodies, which oversee our environmental policy and corporate objective of fostering environmentally sustainable growth. Our Environmental Responsibility Policy, established in 2007, is reviewed annually.


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“Sustainability is incredibly important to Accenture, and we are very proud to contribute to efforts to promote a cleaner environment for our planet. As part of this commitment, we are always looking for new ways to use technology to support a more sustainable future.”

 

PIERRE NANTERME
CHAIRMAN & CEO, ACCENTURE

Q&A: HOW WE FIND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES

Accenture Broadcast produced 3,000 live-stream events in fiscal 2017, including all-employee broadcasts, Telepresence conferences and external events. With 19 fully equipped pop-in studio locations globally, we make recording video communications accessible across key Accenture offices.

How are new technologies helping us conserve energy?
 

We are working with key stakeholders, including the Science Based Targets initiative, to define the next chapter of our environmental strategy. We are committed to doing our part to keep global warming well below 2°C.

How are we taking our environmental strategy to the next level?
 

Virtual training, widespread use of collaboration technologies, and our delivery model enabled us to save an additional US$97M travel costs and avoid an additional 14,000 metric tons of carbon compared to last year.

How are we lessening travel to reduce carbon emissions?
 


FIND OUT MORE

We focus on finding new ways to apply technology and invention to create a positive and lasting impact for people and communities. Our 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report explores our goals, progress and performance across our global operations during our most recent fiscal year.


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