Taking Action Against Racism

We are committed to making change happen. Learn about our actions and progress in the fight against racism.

A global commitment to transparency

Transparency and accountability form the foundation on which we build trust with all of our stakeholders—our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. The rich diversity and ingenuity of our people—from our board of directors to our new hires—helps us deliver 360° value for the benefit of all.

49%

of our new hires are women.

46%

of our workforce are women

45%

of our board of directors are women.

44%

of our promotions are women.

43%

of our revenue producing roles are held by women.

30%

of our executives are women.

25%

of our managing directors are women.

Accenture’s workforce demographics in the United States: Making progress, and not letting up

At Accenture, we are constantly taking actions to create more employment and advancement opportunities for people from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. We are standing up for equality, making progress on our bold, aggressive goals and moving forward with conviction—within our company and in our communities.

Although we’ve made considerable progress, it has not happened fast enough. Last year, the tragic losses of African American and Black lives hastened the discussion of what every person and every organization can do to help ensure equal opportunity for all. We responded by closely examining every aspect of our workplace experience. That led to concrete steps, including announcing new goals for 2025 to increase race and ethnicity representation in our workforce overall, as well as among our managing director roles, for African American and Black and Hispanic American and Latinx people.

Charting our progress

Transparency is paramount. It holds us accountable. In fact, in 2016 we became the first professional services company to publish comprehensive data about our US workforce. Every year since, we’ve shared our workforce composition by gender, ethnicity and race, persons with disabilities and veterans.

This year, to provide even greater transparency, we are publishing workforce data in greater detail. We added gender data by race and ethnicity to provide a more comprehensive picture of the people who work at Accenture and the work that remains to make Accenture look more like the communities in which we work and live.

We also added the gender, race and ethnic diversity of our managing directors, thus providing more visibility into our progress.

Since we began reporting our data we’ve made great strides, including:

  • Adding more than 25,000 people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Improving representation of African American and Black people by 2.5 percentage points overall and 0.9 among executives and of Hispanic American and Latinx people 3.8 percentage points overall and 1.5% among executives.
  • Increasing the number of Asian American and Asian executives by 3.6 percentage points.
  • Recruiting more than 5,100 military veterans, service members and spouses, exceeding our goal of hiring 5,000 by the end of 2020.
  • Growing the number of women from 35.8% to 40.0%, achieving our 2020 goal. Additionally, multicultural women make up 19.6% of our workforce, up from 15.6%.
  • Giving people an opportunity to voluntarily self-identify as LGBTQ, gender non-binary, people with disabilities and being a part of veteran populations so we can more accurately reflect and effectively support these communities.
    • The number of people who self-identify as persons with disabilities grew by 1.6 percentage points and now represent 4.5% of our workforce.
    • Since 2019, people identifying as LGBTQ increased by 0.5 percentage points and those as gender non-binary from 35 people to 44 in 2020.
  • Reinventing recruitment, retention, staffing, sponsorship and advancement programs to help fulfill all of our diversity goals.

Never letting up

The passion our people at Accenture have for equality and making positive, impactful change has never been stronger. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and we won’t stop until equality is the reality. But achieving our goals is not just a numbers game. That’s why we are focused on making sure everyone feels seen, safe, connected and courageous. I’m confident that Accenture’s support and commitment to equality for all of our people will drive change both here in North America and across the globe.

Jimmy Etheredge
CEO – North America

 
  • Data as of December 31, 2020 (unless otherwise noted) and excludes Avanade, one of Accenture's consolidated entities.
  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding.
  • Our EEO-1 statement is prepared in accordance with the U.S. government requirements. Due to the delay in the opening of the EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, our 2019 and 2020 EEO1 statements are not yet available. Our 2018 EEO-1 statement is posted here. Because the categories the U.S. government uses to identify job functions differ from our management structure and our reporting timelines, we encourage you to refer to our U.S. workforce demographics for insights into our employee base.
  • 2016 – 2020 data includes employees from our wholly owned Accenture Federal Services subsidiary, ASM Research. This data was included in 2017 for the first time as part of our U.S. workforce demographics. The inclusion of ASM Research increases our U.S. headcount in 2017 by approximately 1,650 employees.
  • We believe that government laws and regulations as well as business practices should uphold the principles of equality and strive to ensure that no one is discriminated against because of their characteristics, such as age, ability, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or sexual orientation. We make selections based only on an individual's demonstrated contributions, capabilities and their potential to grow and develop. While laws may vary in the countries where we operate, we go beyond legal requirements and remain committed to a fair, equitable and inclusive workplace.
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