Our commitment to equality & transformation
This Level 1 B-BBEE rating, achieved through the consistent efforts of all of our employees and leaders, makes us extremely proud. We are committed to building a sustainable economy in which all South Africans can participate meaningfully. We know this is critical to South Africa’s growth and our own success in this country. We also know there is more to be done.
Our commitment to equality and transformation reaches beyond economic empowerment—it is driven by our global ambition to be the most inclusive and diverse company in the world.
Empowerment at our core
At a company level, we have met and exceeded many of our own B-BBEE and diversity goals. Accenture is 30 percent black-owned and 15.9 percent black women-owned through equity shareholding by the broad-based fully black-owned Akha Trust.
Black-owned and 16.43% Black Woman-owned through Akha Trust
Black representation at board level
Spent on training for black employees and learners with disability in FY20.
spend with black-owned suppliers (targeting 50%)
spend with black women-owned suppliers (exceeding our 12% target)
of employees are black, of which, 37% are black female employees.
Our empowerment initiatives target the greatest benefits
Our empowerment initiatives target the greatest benefits for previously disadvantaged citizens, focussing on skills development, socioeconomic development, and supplier and enterprise development.
Achieved 11.48% against the 1.00% Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) target.
R30 million invested over 5 years
Skills to succeed
we address the need for skills that open doors to employment and economic opportunity, with 9,500 youths equipped with ICT skills & 85% placed in jobs.
>200 University scholarships since 2001
In 2020, 25 students were awarded full degree scholarships at 6 universities
Employability cadet programme
This 3-year programme benefits 33 learners living with disability
Enterprise & supplier development
Our spend exceeded our 3.00% Net Profit After Tax target for FY20 by 9.97% (achieved 10.97%)
The most inclusive and diverse company in South Africa
Our culture of equality, inclusion and diversity is an innovation multiplier—it’s good for our clients, our business and our communities. To embed these principles across our organisation, we are setting bold goals, taking comprehensive action and holding ourselves accountable.
Inclusion means equality
The diversity of our people is what makes Accenture exceptional. We recognise each person’s unique strengths & by embracing them, we deliver high performance together. Inclusion & diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values at Accenture.
A gender-balanced workforce by 2025
In 2020, in south Africa women represent 51% of the local workforce. 18% are managing directors. And we are aiming for 50% by 2025.
Unconscious bias training
450,000 have taken, now mandatory for all employees
Identical benefits to same-sex and opposite-sex partners where law permits
This world belongs to all of us
At Accenture, we are proud of our inclusive culture and we are proud to take a stand. We have a zero-tolerance policy toward discrimination of any kind. We invite you to take a stand with us. Because when you do what’s right, you change the world.
Our future. In our hands.