2022 marks the 18th year Accenture celebrates International Women’s Day – an opportunity for us to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of women around the world and engage in open, honest and meaningful conversations to further advance a culture of equality.
This year, our people around the globe are celebrating our commitments and showcasing the positive actions they’re taking to accelerate equality for all.
Accenture is committed to being a place where women can thrive and hope to work because it’s a place where everyone feels they belong.
Interesting facts about Accenture in South Africa
Invested in skills development
young individuals trained and placed in jobs
people empowered. We upskilled 4 000 people and created 2 000 job opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa
We are working to transform our global economy to be more responsible. Our initiatives target the greatest benefits, focusing on skills development, socioeconomic development and enterprise development.
Skills to succeed South Africa
Accenture’s Skills to Succeed initiative empowers people through skills development, entrepreneurship and job opportunities. Read more.
Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme
Applying global best-practice principles with the aim of sustaining and increasing the participation of black-owned entrepreneurs and SMEs. Read more.
Transformation through Inclusion & Diversity
We are committed to transformation, to help create an enabling working environment, a diverse and inclusive Accenture for all our employees. Read more.
Empowerment at our core
Accenture has achieved Level 1 B-BBEE status in FY21 for the fourth year in a row. Accenture is 30 percent black-owned and 15.9% black women-owned through equity shareholding by the broad-based fully black-owned Akha Trust.
Black-owned and 15.9% Black Woman-owned through Akha Trust
Black representation at board level
Spent on training for black employees and learners with disability in FY21.
spend with black-owned suppliers (targeting 50%)
spend with black women-owned suppliers (exceeding our 12% target)
of employees are black, of which, 30% are black female employees.
Inclusion & diversity
We are committed to accelerating equality for all. Discover how a culture of equality drives innovation.
GETTING TO EQUAL
GENDER MAINSTREAMING AWARDS
VOICES OF CHANGE
Within our organisation exist key responsible business efforts, stemming from grass-root level, all the way to workforce and sustainable opportunity creation.
Accenture has partnered up with SA INC. Together we are changing the conversations from the doom and gloom and sharing the news that doesn't reach the headlines. Through our partnership with SA INC, our program reflects on positive, replicable and scalable initiatives, with purposeful engagement and inclusive business led development across the country, focusing on skills development & job creation.
Accenture’s foundation was built on the concept of being truly human. It is of the utmost importance that we are positioning Accenture South Africa as a contributing factor to the fabric of our nation.
Diversity is an important cornerstone of Accenture’s business. It makes us stronger and more innovative. We believe a culture of equality is one in which everyone—regardless of age, ability, ethnicity and race, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation—can bring their whole selves to work and thrive.
At Accenture, our goal is to achieve a 50/50 gender split by 2025. We are well on our way to achieving this target. Building a culture of equality is not just an ethical imperative, but a business priority. If organizations want to thrive, they have to “get to equal.”
Our annual Getting to Equal research aims to uncover insights that can help organisations accelerate achieving a culture of equality. Accenture's new gender equality report explains differing perceptions on inclusive workplace culture & how leaders can drive a culture of equality.
The Gender Mainstreaming Awards aims to reward organisations and individuals that are at the forefront in advancing the business case for gender diversity in Africa.
The Gender Mainstreaming Awards encourage a meaningful representation of women in the business. This year the awards have expanded beyond Southern Africa to East and West Africa. Awards entries from companies across the region highlight the growing demand and interest in progressing equality discussions, gender inclusion and diversity programmes into business activity and leadership on the continent.
Join us for the event that is changing the face of business in Africa.
The Voices of Change movement was born at the 2017 One Young World Summit when Accenture and Thomson Reuters identified an opportunity to leverage their networks and experience to create a lasting and impactful change.
A drive to a more equal society is more difficult today than ever. Women are still significantly under-represented in the workplace (47 percent vs. 74 percent of men globally), with less than 10 percent making it into top leadership. South Africa mirrors these trends: unemployment rates among women are higher across all races; women are more susceptible to retrenchment; and they are paid less. To fast track gender parity, powerful organisations must come together and share a set of values across their organisations to strengthen the value proposition of gender equality needed to build a more powerful, economically inclusive future.
Our vision is to improve the way the world works and lives to drive sustainable economic growth for our people, clients and suppliers. We take thoughtful actions to bring positive change, for today and for the future.
Level 1 B-BBEE contributor
We’re thrilled to be recognized for our key role in moving South Africa forward. Our initiatives, like diversity programs, enterprise development and employability skills uplift many communities.
We are an environmentally conscious organization, with an environmental strategy to decrease our energy consumption by 2.9 percent and air travel emissions by 31.12 percent.
We encourage our people to volunteer and support pro bono consulting projects and grants. We work with non-profit organizations and have developed our own Accenture-led initiatives.
Accenture celebrates 50 years of service to its incredible clients in South Africa. It has been an exhilarating 50 years and we are very excited about the possibilities that the next 50 years present. With a strong new “Let there be change” purpose, Accenture is committed to achieving shared success— for all business stakeholders—ours, and our clients. Get to know our leaders who are passionately committed to transforming and building a high performing business.
As a responsible company, we are committed to conducting business with integrity. The Accenture Group supports the constitutional right of access to information, and we are committed to providing access to our records in accordance with the provisions of PAIA, the confidentiality we owe third parties and the principles of our law.