In the Philippines, Accenture drives its corporate citizenship programs through Accenture Caring for Tomorrow (ACT), which focuses on four main areas:
Accenture Education Program (AEP) gives our employees opportunities to share their knowledge and expertise, especially on technology. We partner with colleges, universities and public schools to increase computer literacy and provide learning opportunities in programming technologies like COBOL, JAVA & .NET. We have an ongoing program to improve the elementary and high school facilities of Barobaybay in Leyte, a fishing community. Accenture also supports initiatives to improve the literacy of Filipino children. For example, we partner with Hands on Manila, a nonprofit organization, in providing arts and crafts classes to children.
Accenture believes that the health of its business is inextricably linked to the health of the environment in which it operates. Thus, we make an effort to preserve our environment and support environmental initiatives such as tree planting, waste segregation, habitat conservation and coastal clean-up.
Accenture has teamed up with Gawad Kalinga for community rebuilding projects, in which volunteers help build houses for the poor in different parts of metro Manila.
We provide emergency relief goods and comfort to victims of disasters or natural calamities in the country.