Accenture's Ethics and Compliance Program
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Operating with integrity every day is the Accenture Way. Accenture’s commitment to doing business ethically and legally is the foundation for the company’s culture, which is shaped by our six core values—Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual, Best People, Integrity and Stewardship.
This commitment is further manifested in Accenture’s Ethics & Compliance program, which is authorized by Accenture’s Board and managed by our General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.
Accenture’s Ethics & Compliance program is designed to (i) foster the highest ethical standards and a commitment to compliance with the law and policy, (ii) prevent, detect, report and address any allegation of misconduct, and (iii) comply with applicable laws and standards.
Accenture has adopted a framework designed to achieve these objectives, which includes (i) visible support of our senior leadership, (ii) regular and periodic risk assessments, (iii) written standards and controls, (iv) ongoing training and communications, and (v) auditing, monitoring, and response procedures.
The program extends to cover not just Accenture’s employees, but also those who work on Accenture’s behalf as contractors and other third parties, as well as Accenture Federal Services, which has adopted standards that supplement Accenture’s standards.
Read Accenture’s Supplier Standards of Conduct (available in 14 languages)
Our Code of Business Ethics, available in 19 languages, establishes an ethical framework of expected behaviors in everything we do, from serving our clients and running our business, to further enhancing our brand, reputation and transparency as a company. It specifically emphasizes that:
Acting with integrity in compliance with laws is not just about doing the right thing and protecting Accenture. It has a tangible impact on our performance and reflects on our character as a business—to our clients, our business partners and the public at large.
The Code of Business Ethics builds on our six core values by providing greater detail about expected ethical behaviors of all employees. The Code of Business Ethics provides this detail through a series of “action statements” associated with each core value that describe how we expect all employees and contractors to behave in relation to specific circumstances.
Please view Accenture's Code of Business Ethics in Your Preferred Language
Accenture is a World’s Most Ethical Company
We are proud that Accenture has been honored for the ninth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company®. This designation recognizes companies that align principle with action and work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA. It also underscores Accenture’s commitment to ethical business practices that help ensure long-term value to key stakeholders including clients, employees, business partners, suppliers and shareholders. Companies were evaluated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership, innovation and reputation.
Stewardship means building a better company for future generations, acting with an owner mentality, developing our people and helping improve communities and the global environment.
Juliana feels Accenture’s core value of Stewardship aligns with her own values.
Best People means attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for our business, challenging our people, demonstrating a “can-do” attitude and fostering a collaborative environment.
Client Value Creation means enabling clients to become high-performance businesses and creating long-term relationships by being responsive and relevant and by consistently delivering value.
One Global Network means leveraging the power of global insight, relationships, collaboration and learning to deliver exceptional service to clients wherever they do business.
How does Alfredo leverage our One Global Network to deliver value to our clients?
Respect for the Individual means valuing diversity and unique contributions, fostering a trusting, open and inclusive environment and treating each person in a manner that reflects Accenture’s values.
Satya believes Respect for the Individual promotes trust and encourages collaboration.
Integrity means being ethically unyielding and honest and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words and taking responsibility for our actions.
Mackenzie demonstrates Integrity by ensuring others are recognized for their work.