The Accenture corporate citizenship program in Thailand reflects our goals of working toward raising levels of performance and sustainability in our communities.
The program focuses on education and environment, and involves our employees through volunteering, mentoring, pro bono work and liaising with the charities we support.
Drawing on Accenture core competence, we aim to train talents to the need for skills that open doors to employment around the world.
We worked with Plan Thailand to develop a project called “Young Entrepreneurship Development Project” to provided educational opportunity and to build knowledge and skills for Hill Tribal youth in Chiang Rai Province and children at Dharmajarinee School on financial and business management.
Over 1,500 volunteer’s man hours contributed for curriculum design, training camp and evaluation. 76 Hill Tribal children and 80 secondary school students benefit from the program.
Since 2006, Accenture in Thailand has contributed in cash and kind to educational development in the kingdom. Schools we have supported include the Ban Rom Pho Thai school in Chiang Rai; the Sor Sor Chor and the Ban Tung Kae schools in Maejam, Chiangmai; the Jiraprawat school in Nakhon Sawan; the Wat Tha Kham school in Nakhon Pathom; and most recently the Ban Klong Durian school and Ban Klong Sai school in Wang Nam Kaew in Nakhon Rachasima.
Assistance to these institutions has included donating construction materials, learning facilities and financial contributions towards a kindergarten building, lavatory facilities, electricity supply, student canteen, playground and library.
The Eco Challenge
Accenture launched the first global employee environmental program, the Eco Challenge, to encourage all employees to create history with the greatest corporate carbon footprint reduction. To promote the Eco Challenge, Accenture in Thailand organized a competition by awarding prizes to the top five teams of employees who proactively participated in reducing carbon emissions.
The winners contributed their rewards to local charities such as the Green World Foundation, The Mirror Foundation, Friends of the Asian Elephant, the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand and the Handicapped Animals Foundation.
Accenture has a corporate social responsibility to reduce environmental impact. Accenture in Thailand encouraged employees to engage proactively in a mangrove planting project at Klong Pittayalongkorn School Bang Khun Thien District, Bangkok on Saturday, 7 March 2009.
Accenture in Thailand has collaborated with the Bangkok Charity Orchestra to raise funds for the Wheelchairs and Friendship Center of Asia. Our concert sponsorship and the efforts of our people who volunteered their time helped make the event a success—and aided in raising funds.
600 people attended the sold out concert; and all ticket sales (amounting to 260,000 baht) and additional donations have been used to fund the donation of wheelchairs and walkers for underprivileged disabled people; for scholarships for students with disabilities to attend mainstream schools in their villages; and to support the Dream and Friends Camp for Children with Disabilities.
From financial support to volunteering time, Accenture in Thailand and its employees have contributed to the region and beyond, through:
A donation of 200,000 baht to the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund through the Red Cross Society
A donation of 20,000 baht towards constructing a building for Ramathibodi Hospital
A donation of 200,000 baht to financially challenged patients and students at Siriraj HospitalA donation of 50,000 baht to a student team from Chulalongkorn University, which helped them win the World RoboCup 2008 championship in China