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June 10, 2008
Accenture’s Delivery Centers in India Receive Certification for Business Continuity from British Standards Institute (BSI)

First British Standard 25999 Certificate Issued by BSI in Asia

BANGALORE, India; June 10, 2008 Accenture’s delivery centers for technology and business process outsourcing in India have been awarded the British Standards Institute’s (BSI) BS25999-2:2007 certification for business continuity.

The only international standard that provides a truly independent assessment of an organization’s business continuity, BS25999-2:2007 is designed to help companies develop and implement a robust business continuity plan. The BSI certification standard has been designed to enable companies to continue operating under the most challenging and unexpected circumstances or disasters.

The certification covers Accenture’s systems integration, application outsourcing, infrastructure outsourcing and business process outsourcing services in India delivered from its 13 delivery centers in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.

“Business continuity management is an integral part of Accenture’s business activities and culture and helps Accenture meet its strategic, operational, contractual, legal and client requirements,” said Nirav Sampat, Accenture Global Business Continuity Management Lead.

Tim Weir, Director of Global Asset Protection at Accenture, said, “The BS25999 certification is an indicator of the quality of the business continuity management system we have put in place to continue to provide services to our clients when faced with business disruptions and compliments our ISO 27001 certification, which is a testament to our information security controls.  Our focus on business continuity through the use of consistent processes, metrics and methodologies enables us to provide a secure environment for delivering high-quality services to our clients.”

BS25999 is the industry standard for business continuity management system (BCMS), a  management process that identifies potential threats to an organization and the impacts to business operations that those threats, if realized, might cause. It also provides a framework for building organizational resilience with the capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of a company’s key stakeholders, reputation, brand and business.

"We are delighted to present Accenture with what we believe is the first BS25999 certificate issued in Asia,” said Flemming Norklit, Managing Director, BSI Management Systems.  “Already established as an important market differentiator, BS25999 certification provides independent assurance that organizations meet business continuity management best practices. Accenture can now demonstrate that it is doing what is required to protect its business and, more significantly, its clients’ businesses.”

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.  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.  With 178,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007.  Its home page is www.accenture.com.