We support and respect human rights as expressed in the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Our commitment is demonstrated by our long-standing support, as a LEAD signatory, of the United Nations Global Compact, and our intent to align to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
We speak up if we experience any human rights violations and take action, or reach out for guidance, if we witness or become aware of any violations.
WE FOCUS OUR HUMAN RIGHTS EFFORTS ON AREAS MOST RELEVANT TO OUR BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS IN TERMS OF POTENTIAL HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACTS
Diversity and equal opportunity: We are committed to eliminating discrimination in employment (see Meritocracy and Non-Discrimination)
Employment conditions and working practices: We are committed to:
Eliminating human trafficking, slavery, servitude, and forced or compulsory labor
Abolishing child labor
Ensuring a respectful environment for our people (see Respect for the Individual)
Respecting the right of our employees to form and to freely join (or not join) legally- constituted representative bodies, and working in good faith with them
Health, safety and security: We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and security of our people (see Workplace Safety and Business Continuity)
Supply chain: We are committed to supporting and respecting human rights in our supply chain in a manner consistent with Accenture’s Supplier Standards of Conduct (see Procurement)
Data Privacy: We protect the privacy and security of personal data and use personal data responsibly (see Data Privacy)
Anticorruption: We comply with anticorruption laws (see Anticorruption)
We continue to review human rights efforts across our operations, as well as best practices in the marketplace, to understand how we can further strengthen our commitment. If it is unclear how to apply the law consistent with our human rights principles, we will seek to use good judgment consistent with our core values and Code of Business Ethics to support and respect the principles of internationally recognized human rights.
We foster environmentally sustainable growth for our company and our stakeholders.
WE FOSTER ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH
We incorporate leading environmental practices into our business strategy and operations. We focus our actions on three areas:
Running efficient operations
Enabling client and supplier sustainability
Engaging our people, leaders, business partners and other stakeholders
WE STRIVE TO MINIMIZE NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
We have committed to reduce our carbon emissions to mitigate the impact of climate change. Our efforts to minimize negative environmental impacts also include improving our energy efficiency, decreasing our water consumption and reducing our waste. We demonstrate our commitment to the environment through annual assessments, as part of our ISO 14001 certification. We also work with our suppliers to disclose emissions and reductions targets and take action to reduce their emissions.
We comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
WE PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
We encourage and enable environmentally sustainable practices among our employees, clients, suppliers and the charitable and nonprofit organizations we support. We leverage our people and the digital world to achieve our environmental goals and ensure a better future for our planet.
We support our people who choose to volunteer their time and skills to make a measurable difference for individuals, communities and society through our Corporate Citizenship initiatives.
WE SUPPORT OUR PEOPLE WHO VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME AND SKILLS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS
We support employees who donate their time and skills for the benefit of the communities where we work and live through our Corporate Citizenship initiatives. We help our people maximize the impact of their personal contributions by providing convenient channels to offer time, services and financial assistance to our nonprofit partners.
We have a corporate global giving program. We also contribute directly to local communities through corporate cash giving and pro bono services. We do not support organizations that have a policy or practice of discrimination.
WE HELP ADDRESS THE GLOBAL NEED FOR SKILLS THAT OPEN DOORS TO EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
We directly address the global skills shortage by leveraging our core capabilities of training talent and convening partnerships. We mobilize our people, business partners, clients and others to make a measurable and sustainable difference in the economic vitality and resilience of individuals, families and communities by equipping people with the skills they need to gain employment.