Reducing our carbon footprint

Chart shows Accenture's carbon emissions reduction journey and progress toward our Science-Based Target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions 11% by 2025 against our 2016 baseline, including a reduction of 65 percent of our scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Since beginning our environmental journey in 2007, we have been reducing our emissions and focusing on environmentally responsible growth. In fact, we have cut our per-employee core emissions in half during a ten-year period. Our efforts have helped us save more than 1.94 million megawatt hours of electricity, more than 1 million metric tons of CO2 and generate more than US$258 million in energy savings.

In support of our science-based target, we aim to reduce our absolute greenhouse gas emissions 11% against our 2016 baseline by 2025.

Reducing our environmental impact

We’ve achieved ISO® 14001 Environmental Management System-certification globally—and we’re setting our sights on doing more. From smart meters to renewable energy, we continue to assess and reduce our environmental impact at locations around the world.

Carbon reduction journey

Over the last decade since setting our initial carbon target, we have reduced our core 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
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