Accenture embraces change to create 360° Value everywhere. The company works among 89 of the Fortune Global 100. As of 2022, Accenture has been recognized among Fortune's Most Admired Companies for 20 consecutive years. And that's just the beginning. Today, the executive leadership team averages 24 years of experience with Accenture.
Julie Sweet, the Chair & CEO of Accenture, quotes-"Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: Accenture care deeply about what Accenture does and the impact on the company's clients and communities. It is personal to all of us."
An Ethical Governance
The company's commitment to ethics, human rights and corporate governance is a key driver of its business strategy and the foundation on which Accenture builds trust. Accenture is working to embed sustainability into everything it does. Accenture works with everyone to create business value and sustainable impact. Sustainability is the new digital. Just as the digital revolution transformed how Accenture live and works, so will sustainability, driving new value and growth and permeating everything Accenture does.
At Accenture, the purpose is to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity. And there are few things with greater promise than sustainability—it unlocks new opportunities for the clients, the partners, the people, and the places where it does business.Sustainability spans environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, from transitioning to a zero-carbon economy to human rights to inclusion and diversity. So Accenture has made sustainability one of the company's greatest responsibilities—not just because it's the right thing to do but also because Accenture believes it will create one of the most powerful forces for change in this generation.
Accenture believes in 'let There Be Change'. Accenture is committed to delivering 360˚ value to all the company's stakeholders. The Accenture Sustainability Value Promise is to embed sustainability into everything Accenture do, with everyone Accenture work with, creating both business value and sustainable impact, enabled by technology and human ingenuity. Together with the company's partners, Accenture is helping to solve the biggest problems the company's clients and the world face to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and tackle climate change.
Becoming a sustainability leader means adhering to the highest ESG standards while maintaining performance at scale. Sustainability is a vehicle for creating value. The company's offerings consider sustainability integral to helping achieve your business goals. Accenture infuses sustainability into every aspect of what it does and designs from the start with sustainability in mind. Accenture creates impact and offers solutions for all communities where Accenture work and live around the globe.
Sustainability is multi-dimensional, and so is the company's approach. Accenture delivers value—and delivers on the company's values—by embedding sustainability into everything Accenture does for everyone Accenture serves: the company's clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. It's about working together to help rewire the global economy for shared success. Each element in the company's practice plays a role and intersects with the others to bring you 360° value while driving your ESG objectives forward.
Responsibility for environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters starts at the top—with the company's Board and the Chair and CEO—and cascades throughout the business, including the use of performance objectives relating to being a responsible company. Accenture has a clear governance structure to help us achieve the company's goals and reflect these objectives throughout the organization while guiding the strategic approach.
Building a strong moral culture
Accenture relies on the company's core values and Code of Business Ethics to inform the behaviour and help all its people make ethical choices and consider the full impact of their decisions. Accenture offers a broad range of resources to help the people better understand and fully engage with the company's COBE, including annual required Ethics & Compliance training, a Making Good Decisions tool, the company's COBE toolkit with downloadable job aids, an ethics helpline, an anonymous chatbot, and internal and external platforms to raise concerns, including anonymously. The first fundamental behaviour featured in COBE is "Make Your Conduct Count." It articulates five relevant yet globally applicable standards to guide how Accenture thinks and acts across its unique and diverse culture.