Accenture Joins United Nations Global Compact
NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2008 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative.
Joining the Global Compact represents part of Accenture’s commitment to corporate responsibility, which is also supported by initiatives such as Accenture Development Partnerships - an innovative business model that brings Accenture’s work to developing countries - and the company’s work with the Global Health Initiative, among others. Additionally, Accenture has conducted research that seeks to understand links between corporate citizenship and high-performance businesses and is bringing its unique expertise to help businesses, governments and organizations improve outcomes in this area.
Launched in 2000, the Global Compact brings together nearly 3,700 companies from more than 120 countries to advance ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Through the power of collective action, the initiative seeks to mainstream these ten principles in business strategies and operations around the world and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals.
"This is a natural next step for us," said Accenture Chairman & CEO William D. Green. "Supporting the organization’s 10 principles and its efforts to advance corporate citizenship and promote the social legitimacy of businesses and markets is well-aligned with our core values and our corporate vision. It is simply part of our character and how we act and operate each day."
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 175,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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