Making a Difference: Accenture’s 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report Features Progress on Skills Training, Sustainability and Closing the Gender Gap

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Making a Difference: Accenture’s 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report Features Progress on Skills Training, Sustainability and Closing the Gender Gap

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Accenture’s 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report “Making a Difference,” details its commitment to a more inclusive and sustainable world. 
 
“Making a Difference” spotlights Accenture’s initiatives around the world to help people acquire the critical skills they need to earn a living. Through its Skills to Succeed initiative – and working with its partners – the company has equipped more than 1.7 million people with the skills to get a job or build a business. Accenture’s goal is to reach and empower 3 million people with these skills by 2020.
 
The report also highlights Accenture’s initiatives to: 

  • Improve energy efficiency by more than 30 percent since 2007 – Fiscal 2016 marked Accenture’s most energy-efficient year in its history. 
  • Progress supply chain sustainability – All of the company’s procurement teams now weigh ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance of prospective suppliers.
  • Close the gender gap – Accenture has set a new goal: by the end of 2020, women will account for 25 percent of managing directors worldwide.  Additionally, the company surpassed its goal of having women comprise at least 40 percent of its new hires by 2017.  Its global workforce now includes more than 150,000 women.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com

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