Ethics & Governance

Doing business responsibly, legally and with integrity, is the foundation of our company’s culture, and reflects our core values.

Living our core values

Ethics, human rights and strong corporate governance are key drivers of our business strategy. Our people live our core values, using our governance structure and Code of Business Ethics to guide them.

By scaling AI, analytics and automation, we can empower people and processes responsibly. And we continually consider and monitor the unintended consequences of AI and related technologies—it’s one of our highest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) priorities.

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Our core values

Our values shape our culture and define our character. We live our core values through individual behaviors that guide how we act and make decisions.

Client value creation

Enabling clients to become high-performance businesses and creating long-term relationships by being responsive and relevant and by consistently delivering value.

One global network

Leveraging the power of global insight, relationships, collaboration and learning to deliver exceptional service to clients wherever they do business.

Respect for the individual

Valuing diversity and unique contributions, fostering a trusting, open and inclusive environment and treating each person in a manner that reflects Accenture's values.

Best people

Attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for our business, challenging our people, demonstrating a "can-do" attitude and fostering a collaborative and supportive environment.


Being ethically unyielding and honest and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words and taking responsibility for our actions.


Fulfilling our obligation of building a better, stronger and more durable company for future generations, protecting the Accenture brand, meeting our commitment to stakeholders, acting with an owner mentality, developing our people and helping improve communities and the global environment.

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Conducting business with integrity

Our ethical culture drives our growth. It sets us apart from the competition.

Our commitment to ethics, human rights and strong corporate governance safeguards our people, clients, brand and financial performance. It’s how we build trust and long-term relationships with clients around the world.


of our top 100 clients have been with us for over 10 years.

Ethisphere’s 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies

This is Accenture’s 14th consecutive year on the list.

Our strong ethical culture

Our core values and Code of Business Ethics help our people make ethical choices and understand their impact.

Code of Business Ethics (COBE)

We offer resources like Ethics & Compliance trainings, a Making Good Decisions tool, our COBE toolkit and platforms for people to raise concerns.

Make your conduct count in COBE

This framework articulates locally relevant yet globally applicable standards to guide how we think and act across our unique and diverse culture.

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Respecting human rights

Our commitment to supporting and respecting human rights is the common thread that connects our business and operations.

We focus our human rights efforts where they are most relevant to our business and operations. Some of our key global policies are publicly available through Our Modern Slavery Transparency Statement to show how we drive human rights within our organization.

Committing to digital responsibility

To build and maintain trust, businesses must use data and AI ethically.

Data privacy

Safeguarding data is one of our most important responsibilities. We are continually evolving our approach to information security and data protection.

Responsible AI

To design, develop and deploy AI with good intention to empower employees and businesses, and fairly impact customers and society. Read more.

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Our best practices and policies

More on responsible business

United Nations Global Compact: Communication on Progress 2020
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