Accenture to focus on women employees in new jobs

Accenture aims to grow its percentage of women new hires and develop and integrate more small, medium and diverse enterprises into its global supply chain.

Accenture and its partners will equip more than 3 million people with the skills to get a job or build a business by fiscal 2020 through its Skills to Succeed initiative.

The IT services company will increase its focus on the transition of individuals from skill-building programs to sustainable jobs and businesses — aimed at closing unemployment gaps, said Accenture in its 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report.

Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO of Accenture

Since fiscal 2011, Accenture has equipped more than 800,000 people with workplace and entrepreneurial skills.

Accenture will reduce its per employee carbon emissions by more than 50 percent by fiscal 2020 against its fiscal 2007 baseline. Accenture will start measure and report the impact of its sustainability initiatives with clients and suppliers. Accenture has avoided nearly 2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide between fiscal 2007 and 2014.

“Our world is moving at an unprecedented pace. Powerful forces – geopolitical shifts, market volatility, increased competition – are driving change as never before,” said Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO of Accenture.

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