NEW YORK; March 18, 2011 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named to the DiversityInc list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity for the fifth consecutive year, appearing at No. 23 on the ranking.
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 must fill out a detailed questionnaire. Instrumental factors include companies’ policies, diversity programs and initiatives and workforce demographics. The list, now in its 11th year, is metrics-driven and companies doing business with DiversityInc receive no advantage.
"At Accenture, the responsibility for cultivating diversity and fostering an inclusive environment, both globally and domestically, begins with its most senior leaders," said DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti. "Under the guidance of those leaders, Accenture continues to embed diversity and inclusion into its culture."
According to DiversityInc, Accenture has demonstrated strength in the four areas measured: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications and Supplier Diversity.
“We are honored to be recognized once again by DiversityInc,” said LaMae Allen deJongh, managing director of U.S. Human Capital & Diversity at Accenture. "Diversity is a key element of our approach to talent management. It is essential to our people, the communities where we live and work, and our clients. As our workforce continues to grow, our commitment to diversity will help us strengthen our inclusive culture and continue to set Accenture apart."
Accenture’s training programs illustrate the company’s ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity. In addition to offering a variety of live and online diversity training sessions, it provides customized training and education programs that include “Developing High Performing Women,” “Minority Leadership Development,” and “Maximizing Your Potential.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 211,000 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 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Launched in 1997, DiversityInc is the leading business publication connecting diversity and the bottom line, with 1 million unique monthly visitors. DiversityInc.com includes the largest diversity job board in the nation. DiversityInc also produces events and conducts benchmarking, custom research and consulting.
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