At the core of Accenture is our unwavering commitment to equality for all. We take a broad view of diversity, which includes the many different racial and ethnic backgrounds of our people around the world. We believe inclusion and diversity unleashes innovation and creates a culture where everyone feels they have equal opportunity.

In the face of more tragic losses of African American and Black lives in the US as a consequence of racism, in June of last year, we reaffirmed our unwavering commitment to equality and justice for all, zero tolerance for racism, bigotry and hate of any kind—and our stand against all violence.

We also announced three actions to fight racism and we are making measurable progress against each. We set new goals in the US, the UK, and South Africa to increase race and ethnicity representation in our workforce overall and among managing directors. We launched new mandatory training in the US, the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Canada – with more markets to come – that support our people in identifying and speaking up about racism. We increased our community investments to support economic inclusion such as our Black Founders Development Program, the OneTen coalition in the US and MOBOLISE in the UK, with more to come.

At Accenture and in our communities we can and must do more until there truly is equality for all. I am optimistic because I see every day what the people of Accenture are doing to be part of the change.

Julie Sweet
CEO

Resources

More than meets the eye: Let's fight racism

Expand your knowledge / A global plan

Explore the UN's global action plan to combat racism to discover how you can promote and defend human rights in your community. Read more.

Raise concern

Raise a concern

Misconduct has no place at Accenture, and we empower our people to speak up safely and confidently. Read more.

Learn more about our Inclusion & Diversity commitment

Discover how we are creating a culture of equality in our workplace. Read more.

Stand for transparency

Each year we publish our workforce demographics in Canada and the US, and we have set goals to increase our ethnic and racial representation in South Africa, the UK and the US by 2025.

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Hear from our leaders

Facing difficult conversations head on

Jimmy Etheredge, CEO of North America, discusses the importance of creating an inclusive culture and embracing challenging discussions during a recent interview. Find out more.

Update on actions—advancing our transformation agenda

Vukani Mngxati, CEO of Africa shares how we are accelerating our transformation agenda in South Africa. Read more.

The revolution has just been televised

The revolution has just been televised

Gavin Young, Global Ethnicity Lead, says we have a choice to stay asleep or wake up to racism. He asks us to wake up and act. Find out more.

My “Why” behind the Black Founders Development Program

Kathryn Ross, Global Open Innovation Lead and Black Founder Development Program Lead, discusses the inequity Black founders face in venture capital and how she’s driving economic inclusion. Read more.

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