April 02, 2012

Accenture Releases 2010-2011 Corporate Citizenship Report

“Our Journey Forward” details commitments, goals and performance

NEW YORK; April 2, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced publication of its 2010-2011 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Our Journey Forward,” which explores the company’s goals, progress and challenges in this space. It is available online at https://www.accenture.com/corporatecitizenshipreport.

“Our Journey Forward” details Accenture’s impact during fiscal 2010 and 2011 across the five pillars of its corporate citizenship strategy: Corporate Governance, Skills to Succeed, Environment, Our People and Supply Chain. The report highlights Accenture’s corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed, which aims to equip 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. Additionally, it announces that, by the end of fiscal year 2011, the initiative had already equipped more than 160,000 people – nearly two-thirds of the goal – with workplace and entrepreneurial skills.

“Accenture remains committed to making a measureable difference to the communities in which we work and live,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chief executive officer. “We are proud of our progress across all facets of our corporate citizenship journey – from the success of our Skills to Succeed initiative to our stewardship of the environment and our commitment to the principles of the UN Global Compact.”

Other key elements of the report include:

“A company’s business purpose is more powerful when it aligns with the company’s potential for broader societal impact,” said Adrian Lajtha, Accenture’s chief leadership officer. “This report reflects our commitment and actions – guided by our strong culture and core values – to bring positive change for today and for the future.”

Accenture uses Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines as a foundation for its reporting approach and has self-declared this report at Application Level B, as checked by GRI. The report serves as Accenture’s third Communication on Progress to the UN Global Compact, which the company signed in January 2008 and documents its progress as a member of the UN Global Compact LEAD.

Additionally, the report includes a Performance Data Table, which quantifies Accenture’s progress since fiscal 2007 on key indicators such as carbon emissions, women new hires and training spend.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 246,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. 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. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, Accenture is committed to equipping 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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