October 21, 2013
Accenture Named to 2014 List of 'Canada’s Top 100 Employers'
TORONTO; Oct 21, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been named to Canada’s Top 100 Employers list for the fourth consecutive year. The list, which results from an annual competition to recognize Canada’s best places to work, appears today in The Globe and Mail and is published on the Canadian job search website, www.Eluta.ca.
"Being recognized as a Canadian employer of choice for the third consecutive year demonstrates Accenture’s commitment to our people in Canada, and communicates the importance of investing in strong diversity and environmental programs, a healthy workplace strategy, and family-friendly work policies," said Michael Denham, president and country managing director, Accenture in Canada. "We strongly believe in investing in our people to ensure they have the skills they need to serve our clients and grow their careers - this is imperative for us as we help clients address their most significant business challenges."
Accenture is consistently recognized worldwide as an employer of choice, including by Universum, DiversityInc and FORTUNE.
"Being known as an employer of choice with a first-rate diversity program is extremely important to people at Accenture," said Claudia Thompson, managing director, Human Capital & Diversity, Accenture in Canada.  "We believe in encouraging our employees to bring their whole selves to work, and it is this diversity of talent and experience that helps Accenture deliver high performance for our clients."
Programs and initiatives that contributed to Accenture’s place on the Top 100 Employers list, include:
  • Corporate Citizenship: Accenture employees are committed to volunteering and donating pro bono consulting skills, reflecting our Skills to Succeed goal to equip 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.  Accenture supports more than 40 charities in Canada, including the United Way, Journalists for Human Rights, ACCES Employment, and the Salvation Army.
  • Inclusion & Diversity: Accenture became one of the first employers in Canada to offer a nearly all-inclusive suite of health benefits to our transgendered employees, further enhancing our robust Inclusion & Diversity program to attract and retain talent in a working environment where individual differences are valued.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Accenture offers options for how and where employees work, enabling them to better manage their professional and personal commitments. Our workspaces are outfitted with collaborative technologies and tools such as TelePresence and video conferencing to allow employees to easily connect worldwide.  This year, Accenture opened a new office for our established Calgary team.
  • Training & Career Mentoring: Accenture is committed to the development of our employees who receive focused technical, functional, industry, management and leadership training from the time they start at Accenture and throughout their careers with the company. In the past year, Accenture invested more than $850 million in employee training and development worldwide.
About Accenture
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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