Sustainability Services

At Accenture, we deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity with our partners, to create value for our clients through sustainability.

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The sustainability imperative

As stakeholders demand more environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts, regulations tighten and consumers increasingly expect brands to take action, organizations must now demonstrate that they are purposeful about sustainability, hold strong ethical standards and operate responsibly in everything they do.

Increasingly, companies and brands are turning to their partners—and to technology and innovation. We help organizations embed sustainability into their businesses to create new sources of value and deliver on their values. Our dedicated teams bring deep experience and industry expertise to develop and implement strategies, operating models, processes, and technologies to help businesses achieve their sustainability goals.

Now is the time for collaboration, for business to partner with government and society to reimagine, rebuild and transform our global economy into one that benefits all stakeholders.

"Today’s rapid acceleration to digital presents us with a breakthrough opportunity to create a more sustainable future."

— Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer

Rising to the challenge

Our suite of six services has been specifically designed to help our clients tackle their greatest sustainability challenges as a source of competitive advantage and impact.

1. Net zero industry transitions

Net zero carbon targets are no longer optional. The challenge is making them real and visible. Accenture can rapidly activate achievable progress towards those goals. We unleash the potential of digitization to transform business models for the better.

2. Sustainable IT and technologies

Digital technology is a true enabler of sustainability but its energy consumption footprint is vast. Accenture is addressing a twofold imperative: to use technology more sustainably, and to use technology as a vehicle for being more sustainable.

3. Responsible, circular value chains

If we want to make an impact on the sustainability agenda, we need to rotate to responsible and circular value and supply chains. Accenture designs for impact by embedding sustainability into every phase to deliver trusted, net zero and circular value chains.

4. Sustainable measurement

What we measure shapes what we do. For sustainability to become business reality it must drive what we target and how we report. Accenture provides the tools, technology, and methodologies that infuse sustainable thinking into how we define business success.

5. Leadership development, talent & organization

Committing to sustainability is not just about one-off actions. It is about creating the mechanisms and cultures that bake sustainability into everything we do. Accenture uses the latest insights in organization design to transform the way people work with lasting impact.

6. Sustainable consumer experiences

Today, consumers demand sustainability. This is not about lip service. It is about refusing to compromise. Accenture combines deep insight and experience with technology to help clients deliver consumer experiences that don’t compromise.

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Client case studies

COVID-19 has created once-unimaginable challenges—but it also has awakened the world to an incredible opportunity to reimagine and rebuild. We have deep experience helping clients improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, raise the bar on purpose, and embed responsible business—including sustainability—by design.

"As we get closer to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, I am extremely encouraged to see our clients and partners putting increased focused on sustainability, and am excited to help them set and achieve breakthrough sustainability goals.“

— Peter Lacy, Chief Responsibility Officer and Global Sustainability Services Lead

Meet our lead

Partners spotlight

At Accenture we work closely with our partners to help our clients achieve their sustainability objectives and deliver outcomes. We work with a range of different partners from the largest software and cloud companies to small, disruptive innovators.

We also work with global organisations such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Global Compact and World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

In addition, we are taking strategic minority investments in businesses such as Arabesque S-Ray and Reactive Technologies.

What we think

Sustainability blogs

Discover sustainability stories from our leading bloggers. From strategy and industry perspectives to enabling technologies, this is the place where new ideas come alive.

Accelerating sustainability with virtual twins

Simon Bentley and Tony Murdzhev explain how to drive sustainability and the circular economy at speed and scale with the virtual twin technology.

Bright future, with a chance of cloud migration

Greg Douglass discusses cloud migration and how companies are becoming cloud-first and accelerating their digital transformation.

News

Accenture sets industry-leading net-zero, waste and water goals

Accenture announces new commitments to sustainability as it moves to embed responsible business practices across every area of the company.

Accenture quantifies green benefits of migration to the cloud

Report from management consultant suggests cloud-based computing could save almost 6 percent of global carbon emissions via environment analyst.

European businesses must balance digital with sustainability

Read how companies need to weave digital transformation and sustainability into their DNA in order to survive via wef.

Why embracing the circular economy can be powerful for middle income countries

Research finds the circular economy offers a $4.5T economic opportunity by reducing waste, stimulating business growth, and creating jobs via wef.

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As part of its mission, Accenture is elevating the role of sustainability within our company and among our clients. Our Strategy team is a talented collection of thinkers and doers working to change the way the world works and lives.

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