November 22, 2013
Accenture Mobilizes Support of More Than $US2 Million to Aid Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief and Reconstruction Efforts
NEW YORK; Nov. 22, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced more than US$2 million in cash and pro-bono contributions to support disaster relief and reconstruction efforts in the Philippines, following Typhoon Haiyan.
“On behalf of our people in the region and around the world, we are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture Chairman & CEO. “Our thoughts remain with our colleagues, their families and the people of the Philippines, as we commit to supporting the rebuilding process.”
Accenture’s contributions include the following mix of financial giving and time and skills of its people:
- Accenture and the Accenture Foundations will donate US$1 million to Skills to Succeed strategic partner Plan International. Cash grants will offer support for long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts required to enable communities to rebuild through skills development and economic activity.
- Accenture Development Partnerships will deliver pro-bono consulting services to Plan International during the reconstruction phase, when business and technology expertise offer the greatest impact in areas such as skills building and job training.
- To date, Accenture people worldwide have contributed more than US$600,000 to the Philippine Red Cross and other charities providing local relief.
- Additionally, Accenture is providing employees in the Philippines with paid volunteering time to support relief operations.
“Accenture and its people have always demonstrated generosity and compassion for individuals and communities in need,” said Jill Huntley, managing director – Global Corporate Citizenship at Accenture. “In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, we hope to make a sustainable difference to the long-term economic vitality and resilience of individuals, families and communities in the Philippines.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 275,000 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 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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