Corporate Citizenship

This is the decade of delivering on the promise of digital and technology—a time to redefine growth and work in new ways.

Delivering shared success

The time for increased commitment and action is now, and SDG Ambition is a bold and practical response to this timely and urgent call to action.


Julie Sweet

Chief Executive Officer

Innovating for social impact

In 2015, we set a goal to equip more than 3 million people by 2020 with the skills to get a job or build a business. In 2019, we surpassed that mark, reaching nearly 3.6 million people.

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Focusing on the environment

As climate change increasingly affects living and working conditions around the world, this is the time to act. We are committed to playing a leading role in the transition to a low-carbon economy through our actions.

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Going 100% renewable by 2023

In 2019, we committed to procuring 100% renewable energy across our global facilities by 2023, joining the RE100, a global initiative bringing together businesses committed to 100% renewable energy.

Working toward our science-based target

We are the largest professional services company to have a goal approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative, including a commitment to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions 65% by 2025 from our 2016 baseline.

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Creating a truly inclusive workplace

We equip our people with leading-edge technologies, opportunities for continuous learning and a supportive global community, so they can solve the most challenging problems in an evolving world of work.

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Supporting mental health and well-being

To break the stigma surrounding mental wellness, we created Thriving Mind—a holistic well-being program for our people developed in partnership with Stanford Medicine and Thrive Global.

Creating a barrier-free workplace

Our Accessibility Center of Excellence and new Adjustment Request Tool reduces barriers to accessibility and enables our people with disabilities to succeed at work.

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Developing a responsible supply chain

We work with our suppliers to advance key priorities—including environmental sustainability, human rights, inclusion, diversity and social innovation—while advancing our partnerships with suppliers and forging greater engagement and collaboration.

As a result, we can lower barriers for smaller and more diverse suppliers, promote shared values and cultivate a culture of responsible buying.

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Living our core values

At Accenture, how we achieve success is as important as success itself.

Our governance structure, Leadership Essentials, well-defined Code of Business Ethics and Conduct Counts program are all designed to help ensure that our people live our core values.

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Partnering with the UN Global Compact SDG Ambition

In January 2020, we announced SDG Ambition to challenge and support companies in integrating the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) into their core business and make shared success a reality.

Integrating the UN SDGs into our core business will help solve critical challenges in health, human rights, inclusion and environmental sustainability as well as unleash innovation that will create enduring value for all our stakeholders.

Photo at right: Accenture CEO Julie Sweet joins Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, and Jennifer Morgan, co-CEO of SAP, to announce SDG Ambition.

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