Accenture's Diverse Supplier Development Program (DSDP) reflects our commitment to developing and expanding relationships with diverse businesses owned by minorities, women, persons with disabilities, LGBT, veterans, disabled veterans, and service-disabled veterans, and others.
The formal 18-month program matches Accenture executive mentors with diverse supplier "protégé" companies to help them grow their businesses. In turn, our company, clients, and communities benefit from their innovative contributions. Not only does DSDP represent a strategic sourcing strategy for Accenture and our clients, but also strengthens communities by creating more businesses, jobs, and economic growth.
We continue to prioritize diverse suppliers, including through our Global Diverse Supplier Development Program (DSDP). In fiscal 2021, we set a new DSDP goal to graduate 250 diverse suppliers by the end of fiscal 2023. By the end of fiscal 2022, a total of 217 had graduated. In fiscal 2022, we also launched DSDP in Australia.