Acting with integrity has always been, and always will be, fundamental to how we operate. It's not only the right thing to do, it protects our people, our company and our clients, improves our business performance and differentiates us in the marketplace.
In recognition of our sustained commitment to ethical practices, Ethisphere has named us a World’s Most Ethical Company® for each of the last 11 years.
With today's complex business environment and ever-evolving legal and regulatory requirements, new situations arise where making the right decision requires careful consideration of many factors. Therefore, it’s vital to have both a well-defined code of business ethics and an easy way of helping our people access the information they need, when and how they need it.
Thanks to a set of guiding principles called fundamental behaviors, new digital tools and an industry-leading governance model, we empower our people to act with integrity every day.
Our Code is organized into six fundamental behaviors. It applies to all our people—regardless of their title or location—and every Accenture business entity. Third parties, such as consultants, agents and suppliers, are also required to comply with our Code when acting on our behalf.
The Code of Business Ethics (PDF)
Download the full text of our Code to learn more about responsible conduct at Accenture.
On September 25, 2017, we amended our Code. It has been streamlined and reorganized, and content has been added to provide additional guidance and greater detail about various matters of special interest.
Accenture Supplier Standards of Conduct (PDF)
Download the conduct guidelines for our suppliers.
Accenture Federal Services Standards of Federal Business Ethics and Conduct (PDF)
Download the guidelines that govern our work for the U.S. federal government.
If you suspect any misconduct or unethical behavior, please visit the Accenture Business Ethics Helpline website where you may report your concern. You also can find a country-specific phone number to speak with an agent 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Accenture Business Ethics Helpline is answered by a neutral third party. In most cases, you may remain anonymous; however, in certain countries this may not be possible due to local legal restrictions.