April 24, 2015

Accenture Ranks 15th on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity®

Accenture Ranks 15th on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® 
 
Also recognized among top 10 for Global Diversity, Supplier Diversity, Mentoring and LGBT
 
NEW YORK; April 24, 2015 – Accenture has been named a 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Company for Diversity for the ninth year, marking the company’s fourth consecutive year in the Top 15.
 
DiversityInc, the leading publication on diversity and business, annually recognizes companies that exemplify meaningful diversity management through their corporate practice. To qualify for the ranking, participating companies must have more than 1,000 employees and complete a detailed questionnaire about their policies, diversity initiatives and workforce demographics. 
 
“This recognition from DiversityInc is further proof that advancing inclusion and diversity is a business imperative. Our diverse workforce forms the foundation of Accenture’s culture and core values and helps us better understand and be even more relevant to our clients,” said Steve Rohleder, group chief executive – North America Accenture. “The rich diversity of our people makes Accenture stronger, smarter, more innovative and a better-performing company across all dimensions.”
 
According to DiversityInc, Accenture demonstrated strength in the four equally weighted areas of measurement, including Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment and Supplier Diversity. In particular, DiversityInc noted Accenture’s efforts to strengthen its pipeline of diverse leaders, its commitment to supporting women and its role as a pioneer in creating flexible workplaces.

DiversityInc also included Accenture in four “Top 10” lists:
 
  • No. 2 for Global Diversity
  • No. 6 for Mentoring
  • No. 6 for Supplier Diversity
  • No. 8 for LGBT Employees

“We are committed to providing an inclusive and open environment that attracts, develops and inspires the very best talent around the world,” said Nellie Borrero, Global Inclusion & Diversity lead at Accenture. “With this in mind, we strive to keep pace with the changing needs of all of our people, providing them with opportunities for rich and rewarding careers.”

Earlier this year, Accenture released its 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Making a Measureable Difference,” which illustrates its commitment to advancing inclusion and diversity among its people and suppliers. The company intends to grow its percentage of women new hires to at least 40 percent worldwide by the end of fiscal 2017 and develop 170 small, medium and diverse enterprises through its Diverse Supplier Development Program by the end of fiscal 2016.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 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 3 million 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.
 
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 2015 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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Contacts:
 
Joanne Giordano
Accenture
+ 1 703 947 4860
joanne.b.giordano@accenture.com
 
Sam Hyland
Accenture
+ 1 917 452 5184
samuel.hyland@accenture.com