Accenture Mobilizes Additional Support for Yolanda Reconstruction
Company’s contributions top US$2.3 million since 2013
MANILA; Jan. 22, 2015 – Accenture announced additional cash and pro-bono contributions of approximately US$220,000 to support long-term reconstruction efforts in Philippines communities that were heavily affected by Typhoon Yolanda, bringing the company’s total support to more than US$2.3 million since 2013.
Accenture’s contributions will help strengthen the resilience and economic independence of residents in disaster-stricken areas through job skills and entrepreneurial training. This effort is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which is equipping more than 700,000 people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business. The contributions include a mix of financial giving as well as the time and skills of its people:
- Accenture has donated approximately US$90,000 to the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) to equip seaweed farmers in the Visayas region with proper farming skills, as well as coaching and mentoring them on financial management and enterprise development and building their organizational competency. The grant also will strengthen linkages between farmers and the local economy.
- Accenture Development Partnerships has delivered about US$30,000 in pro-bono consulting services to assist the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation with improvements to its strategy, organizational structure and operating model, as well as help improve its disaster response and management system.
“We are focused on directly helping people get back to work, rebuilding their businesses and supporting sustainable economic opportunities,” said Lito Tayag, country managing director, Accenture in the Philippines. ”We have an unwavering commitment to improving not only the economic resilience of the people affected by Typhoon Yolanda, but to strengthening these local economies for the long-term.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 319,000 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 equipping more than 700,000 people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.