April 23, 2014

Accenture Ranks 12th on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® List

NEW YORK; April 23, 2014 – Accenture has been named to the 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, ranking No 12. This marks Accenture’s eighth consecutive year on the DiversityInc Top 50 list and its sixth consecutive year in the Top 25.

DiversityInc, the leading publication on diversity and business, annually recognizes companies that exemplify meaningful diversity management through their corporate practice. To qualify for the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, participating companies must have more than 1,000 employees and complete a detailed questionnaire about the company’s policies, diversity initiatives and workforce demographics.

“This recognition from DiversityInc confirms our approach: at Accenture, we take the widest possible view of inclusion and diversity and are committed to providing an open and equitable environment for individuals with different backgrounds, lifestyles, needs and expectations,” said Jorge Benitez, Chief Executive – United States and Senior Managing Director – North America Accenture. “Our approach defines Accenture’s character and values and, by respecting each employee’s similarities and differences, we create an environment that encourages all people to strive and achieve.”

According to DiversityInc, Accenture demonstrated strength in the four areas measured: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications and Supplier Diversity.

"A leader in talent development, workplace flexibility and supplier diversity, Accenture has a strong mentoring program and excellent employee resource groups. All managers participate in formal mentoring and almost half its US employees are members of resource groups," said DiversityInc founder and CEO, Luke Visconti.

DiversityInc also included Accenture in three “Top 10” lists:

“With strong leadership support, inclusiveness has become integral to our business strategy. Leveraging the power of our diversity to help clients and Accenture achieve high performance is a natural part of the way we work,” said Nellie Borrero, managing director of Global Inclusion & Diversity at Accenture. “Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values – creating a strong sense of belonging and pride in our company and driving collaboration and success.”

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 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 initiative, Accenture is committed to equipping 700,000 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.

About DiversityInc
DiversityInc’s mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2014 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results are featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, log on to www.diversityinc.com, https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc, https://twitter.com/DiversityInc, or http://www.linkedin.com/company/26561.

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Stacey Jones
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