WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
- Supplier Diversity: Nearly triple the Top 10 and Top 50 averages on prime suppliers who are minority owned
- Promotions for Asians into Management: Double the Top 10 average and nearly triple the Top 50 average
- Asians in Total Management: 74.9% higher than the Top 10 and more than double the Top 50 average
Accenture announced its plan to release an annual report on the demographics of its workforce — including gender, ethnicity, people with disabilities and veterans. This transparency will allow all of its consumers to see where Accenture stands in its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Integral to inclusion at Accenture are its various employee resource groups (ERGs), which the company describes as “vibrant communities that enable our people to strengthen their networks, grow their skills, celebrate their heritages and give back to the communities where they live and work.”
These groups are available to all Accenture employees. The company has a total of 10 different ERGs in the United States and more than 250 chapters. Group Chief Executive Julie Sweet meets with ERGs monthly. The company also has a strong mentoring program, which all employees participate in.
According to the company, Accenture strives to “create an environment where our people can feel comfortable, be themselves and contribute.”
Group Chief Executive, North America
“At Accenture, our commitment to inclusion and diversity starts at the top. We believe strongly that inclusion and diversity are essential for a high performing, talent-led organization. Quite simply, our diversity makes Accenture stronger, smarter and more innovative, which helps us better serve the needs of our clients, our people and our communities.”
Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead
“Sharing the importance of inclusion and diversity and bringing this topic to the forefront of people’s minds and conversations is a part of everything we do. As a company, Accenture continues to listen to our people’s perspectives while seeking new and different opportunities to bring about the change we need to achieve equality, embrace diversity and provide an inclusive environment for all.”
New York, N.Y.
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • No. 15
No. 3 Supplier Diversity
No. 5 People with Disabilities
No. 7 LGBT Employees
No. 8 Global Diversity No. 9 Mentoring