The importance of an ethical business culture

Our core values

Our values shape the culture of our organization and define the character of our company. We live the core values through individual behaviors. They serve as the foundation for how we act and make decisions.

Client value creation

Enabling clients to become high-performance businesses and creating long-term relationships by being responsive and relevant and by consistently delivering value.

One global network

Leveraging the power of global insight, relationships, collaboration and learning to deliver exceptional service to clients wherever they do business.

Respect for the individual

Valuing diversity and unique contributions, fostering a trusting, open and inclusive environment and treating each person in a manner that reflects Accenture's values.

Best people

Attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for our business, challenging our people, demonstrating a "can-do" attitude and fostering a collaborative and supportive environment.


Being ethically unyielding and honest and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words and taking responsibility for our actions.


Fulfilling our obligation of building a better, stronger and more durable company for future generations, protecting the Accenture brand, meeting our commitment to stakeholders, acting with an owner mentality, developing our people and helping improve communities and the global environment.

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Conducting business with integrity

Our commitment to ethics, human rights and strong corporate governance is a key element of our business strategy and is essential for growth, market differentiation and the safeguarding of our people, clients, brand and financial performance.


Building a strong ethical culture

We rely on our well-defined Code of Business Ethics to help our people make ethical choices and consider the impacts of their decisions. Learn more.

Guiding our people’s behavior

Make Your Conduct Count articulates locally relevant and global standards to foster a positive, respectful and inclusive work environment.

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Supporting and respecting the rights of all people

Our commitment to internationally recognized human rights connects all our business and operations, and requires the support of our leaders, people and suppliers.

Fair and safe employment conditions and working practices, including the elimination of human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsive labor.

Maintaining a respectful work environment and the rights of our people and respecting the right to form and freely join legally constituted representative bodies and working in good faith with them.

Committing to diversity and equal opportunity by eliminating discrimination in employment and applying our principle of meritocracy when we make decisions about our people.

Respecting human rights in our supply chain in a manner consistent with our Supplier Standards of Conduct.

Protecting the privacy and security of personal data and using personal data responsibly.

Ensuring health, safety and security for our people and visitors to our premises.

Complying with all anticorruption laws without exception, regardless of local business culture or practices.

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Empowering our people to speak up

We enable our people to speak up if they experience, see or become aware of any inappropriate behavior, including any form of disrespect, harassment, racism, discrimination, retaliation or any concerns about unethical or illegal behavior. And our people can speak up with confidence—we have zero tolerance for retaliation.

When our people raise a concern, we act and help them understand the investigation process and the resources available to support them.

Adhering to best practices and policies

Responsibility to advance corporate citizenship at Accenture starts at the top, with our Board, our executive chairman and our CEO and cascades through our business.

Our governance structure ensures there is a clear path of responsibility to achieve our corporate citizenship goals and to raise performance on non-financial topics across the organization.

Accenture’s corporate governance matters are described in our 2019 Proxy Statement as well as our Corporate Governance Guidelines and committee charters.

Inclusive business reimagined

More than 4 billion people earn less than US$8 a day. Their need for services, jobs and business opportunities represents a US$6 trillion opportunity for the private sector over the next decade to drive sustainable and responsible growth.

In partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), we published the first global inclusive business market landscape of its kind, “Inclusive Business Reimagined,” to explore this increasingly critical board-level priority.


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