Accenture Releases 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report; Skills to Succeed Initiative Equips More than 1.2 Million People with Job Skills30/03/2016
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Accenture has released its 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Making a Measureable Difference,” which explores the company’s progress, performance and goals across its global operations.
The report highlights that, through Skills to Succeed, Accenture and its nonprofit partners have equipped more than 1.2 million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business since 2010. Looking ahead, the company aims to equip more than 3 million people with these skills by 2020, enable their successful transition into jobs and create lasting solutions to help close global employment gaps.
Accenture’s 2015 report details the company’s:
- US$841 million investment in training and professional development for its people, helping deliver an average of 46 hours per employee of classroom and digital training.
- 47 percent reduction in per employee carbon emissions since fiscal 2007, toward its goal of 50 percent by the end of fiscal 2020. To date, the company has saved enough CO2 to power the electricity usage of 350,000 North American homes for one year.
- New environment goals -- By 2020, the company will improve its energy efficiency by 30 percent against its 2007 baseline and expand to 75 percent the percentage of its key suppliers who disclose their targets and actions toward emissions reduction.
- Efforts to help develop more than 100 diverse suppliers through its development program. The company aims to reach 170 diverse suppliers by 2020.
“Making a Measurable Difference” also details Accenture’s commitment to inclusion and diversity and to offering an inclusive environment regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. The report includes the company’s goal of growing its percentage of women new hires to at least 40 percent worldwide by 2017.
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