Accenture volunteers in Dublin head to the Irish coast for a shoreline cleanup.
In 1972, June 5th was designated World Earth Day by the United Nations. Since that time, it has grown into a significant movement, bringing awareness of environmental issues to people around the globe and encouraging them to take action. While World Earth Day may officially happen only once a year, at Accenture, making a measurable difference in our environment is important to our company and our people every day. In fact, since 2007 we have:
Reduced our employee carbon emissions by 47% toward our goal of 50% by 2020
Avoided enough CO2 to power the electricity usage of 350,000 North American homes for one year
Led the corporate response to climate change on the CDP’s Climate A List
Earned a spot on CDP’s Disclosure Leadership Index with a 99/100 on our climate change response
We celebrate World Environment Day throughout June, via various events and programs focused on reducing our carbon footprint and increasing awareness of how to make an eco impact with Accenture, with our clients and within our communities. For example, our Travel Smart Challenge encourages our people to think creatively about reducing their carbon emissions associated with travel. We also launched the Greener Than Challenge, a five-day event that encouraged our people to share their daily eco commitments.
To see some of the ways Accenture people have demonstrated their commitment to the environment, visit our Environment Impact Map and join us online by following @AccentureCmty on Twitter and liking us on Facebook.
Learn more about corporate citizenship at Accenture or read our 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report to get a glimpse into our actions, goals and progress towards making a measurable difference in the world.