Making a Measurable Difference

Accenture is a global company that provides professional services relating to business strategy, operations, and technology, serving clients in over 120 countries. The company publicizes its concrete efforts to promote inclusion in its workplace.

In Accenture’s 2015 report on its corporate citizenship, entitled Making a Measurable Difference, the organization states its commitment to awareness of disabilities, including hidden disabilities. It has been striving to make the information tools it uses across the globe accessible to individuals with disabilities, including training systems and tools for time and expense reporting. Employee training programs address inclusion, and the company also runs a “Persons with Disabilities Mentoring Program” and supports international efforts toward workplace inclusion.

Accenture’s efforts toward inclusion aim to support small- and medium-sized businesses. The Diverse Supplier Development Program matches executive mentors with protégé supplier companies. In its ten years of existence, the program has expanded from the US to include Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, and continues to grow.

Accenture considers diversity and inclusion to essential ingredients for success, not just abstract principles. You can find Accenture’s 2015 Corporate Citizen Report here and information about its commitment to supplier diversity here.