Our environmental commitments
Since beginning our environmental journey in 2007, we have continually set bigger and bolder ambitions, but we cannot do it alone.
To unlock shared value for both business and society, we are committed to enabling global cooperation among our people, our clients, our suppliers and our partners to achieve a low-carbon future. Together, we can transform our global economy into a more sustainable marketplace.
We are particularly focused on emission reductions related to Scope 2 electricity usage and Scope 3 business travel. Through continuous innovation we are scaling solutions to make real, lasting change.
Reducing our footprint
The path to net-zero
We've pledged to do our part to keep global warming below 1.5°C as one of 1,100 companies that has signed the UNGC’s Business Ambition for 1.5° Pledge.
By 2025 we aim to reduce our absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 11% and our Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 65%.
Achieve net-zero emissions by 2025
We’ll focus on actual reductions across our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and are investing in nature-based carbon removal solutions.
Move to zero waste
We’ll reuse or recycle 100% of our e-waste, such as computers and servers, as well as all of our office furniture by 2025.
Plan for water risk
We’re developing plans to reduce the impact of flooding, drought and water scarcity on our business and our people in high-risk areas.
What are Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions?
We have committed to achieve net-zero emissions by 2025, focusing first on actual reductions across our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
Direct emissions from owned or controlled sources
Indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by the reporting company
Includes all other indirect emissions that occur in a company's value chain
Investing in a low-carbon future
We are identifying programs that offer co-benefits for ecosystems and our environment.
We’re planting 674,000 trees—representing each person at Accenture at the time of announcement—to support our overall commitment to sustainability.
Disclosures, reporting and governance
Accountability for our environmental strategy starts at the top and cascades to the governance bodies that oversee our environmental policy and corporate objective of fostering environmentally sustainable growth.
Reducing our environmental impact is built into our Code of Business Ethics (COBE) and our core values, specifically Stewardship. These inform our Environmental Responsibility Policy, which was established in 2007 and is reviewed annually by our Environment governance group.
We support the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)'s goal to improve and increase reporting of climate-related financial information. Accenture recently released its first Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) index.
Engaging our people
Accenture people are passionate about environmental issues, and we believe the multiplier effect of their efforts can make a positive impact around the world.
More about sustainability
We are working to embed sustainability into everything we do, with everyone we work with, to create business value and sustainable impact.
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