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INCLUSION & DIVERSITY


Persons with disabilities

We focus on enablement, offering an inclusive, equitable work environment.

OVERVIEW

We strive to ensure an inclusive, accessible, barrier-free work environment that supports Accenture persons with disabilities across the globe, as well as those who may need special consideration to care for a loved one with a disability. We firmly believe that each person has unique skills, talent and strengths to contribute, and there should be no barrier to sharing talent due to a disability – whether hidden or visible.

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • 1 in 4 People: Globally, 1 in 4 people have a mental disorder in both developed and developing countries. (World Health Organization)

  • US$2.5 Trillion: Mental health problems constitute the largest single source of world economic burden, with an estimated global cost of $2.5 trillion – greater than cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, and diabetes on their own (Mentalhealth.org.uk)

  • By 2030, depression will be the second highest cause of disability in middle-income countries and the third highest in low-income countries. (World Health Organization)

  • More than 80 million working days are lost each year globally due to poor mental health. (International Labor organization)

Contact us: global.pwd.program@accenture.com

Beyond the Stigma: Talking about mental health at work

Mark Jones

Meet Mark Jones, of our Inclusion & Diversity recruitment team in London. Mark's story revolves around hidden disabilities, those you cannot see, such as mental health. Find out more.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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#StopStigma

Our colleagues in Australia share their personal stories around the stigma of mental health to raise awareness and advocate for help.

Building Bridges to Work in Dallas

Building Bridges to Work in Dallas

Accenture Dallas hosted students from Bridges From School to Work, which matches youth with disabilities between the ages of 17 and 22 with entry-level job positions, for a day of mentoring and skills building.

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Change Your Perspective

Our people share their perspectives on the importance of accommodations, an inclusive workplace and seeing beyond disability.

International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Business & Disability Network

International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Business & Disability Network

Accenture is a member of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Business & Disability Network, which helps advance the creation of decent work and the economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress.

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EmployAbility Cadet Programme in South Africa

EmployAbility Cadet Programme in South Africa

Through the EmployAbility Cadet Programme, Accenture and other companies provide persons with disabilities in South Africa theoretical training as well as the on-the-job practical experience and skills they require to be fully prepared for possible future career opportunities in the technology sector.

Disability Matters Conference in India

Disability Matters Conference in India

Accenture sponsored this conference in 2017 with speakers including Deepa Malik, India’s Paralympian, who inspired the participants with her life journey. A number of Accenture people spoke at the event, where an Experience Zone engaged participants with 20+ Assistive technologies and provided an opportunity to play and experience “blind cricket” with India’s official team.

OUR RECOGNITION

We are recognized for our commitment to our people with disabilities and the broader persons with disabilities community, including:
National Organization on Disability Disability Employer Seal of Approval (US), 2017

National Organization on Disability Disability Employer Seal of Approval (US), 2017

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People – Mindtree Helen Keller Award, Role Model Company (India), 2016)

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People – Mindtree Helen Keller Award, Role Model Company (India), 2016)

Disability Matters Workforce Award (Asia-Pacific), received by Accenture India, 2017

Disability Matters Workforce Award (Asia-Pacific), received by Accenture India, 2017

DiversityInc’s Top 10 Company for People with Disabilities (US), ranked No. 3, 2017

DiversityInc’s Top 10 Company for People with Disabilities (US), ranked No. 3, 2017

Business Disability Forum Disability-smart Awards (UK), “highly commended” recognition of our UK Mental Health Allies program executive sponsor, 2015

Business Disability Forum Disability-smart Awards (UK), “highly commended” recognition of our UK Mental Health Allies program executive sponsor, 2015

Disability Equality Index (US), received a perfect 100 out of 100 score, 2017

Disability Equality Index (US), received a perfect 100 out of 100 score, 2017