Company Invests More Than $15 Million in Corporate Citizenship Efforts Across U.S. Communities
NEW YORK; May 4, 2016 – Accenture (ACN: NYSE) is passionate about improving the way the world works and lives for its clients, its people and its communities, says Julie Sweet, Accenture chief executive officer – North America.
The company’s commitment to corporate citizenship in the U.S. and around the world is highlighted in its recently published 2015 corporate citizenship report, “Making a Measurable Difference.”
“At Accenture, we have a long and rich tradition in corporate citizenship that is central to our culture and reflects our core values,” said Sweet. “Our approximately 48,000 people across the United States bring the same commitment and rigor to our corporate citizenship initiatives as they do to client service, using digital technologies to create new opportunities.”
During its last fiscal year, the company invested more than US$15 million in communities across the U.S. through cash and pro bono contributions. In addition, more than 6,200 Accenture people in the U.S. volunteered for activities including skills workshops for technical and digital job seekers.
In the U.S., Accenture is partnering with key organizations to support its Skills to Succeed initiative, which will equip more than 3 million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business by 2020:
“Our people power our corporate citizenship efforts by giving generously of their time and talent,” Sweet said. “With their help, we look forward to continuing to make a measurable difference everywhere we operate.”
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
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