Accenture says it has equipped more than 1.2 million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business since 2010 through its Skills to Succeed Initiative.
This is contained in its 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Making a Measureable Difference,” which explores the company’s progress, performance and goals across its global operations.
Looking ahead, Accenture aims to equip more than 3 million people with these skills by 2020, enable their successful transition into jobs and create lasting solutions to help close global employment gaps.
“With our core values at the heart of our efforts, we collaborate with a range of partners to deliver long-lasting, measurable solutions,” Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman & CEO says.
“Against a backdrop of digital transformation, we see an exceptional opportunity to make a difference in the communities where we work and live – from closing employment gaps to advancing client sustainability to accelerating gender equality in the workforce. Although we have created strong momentum, we know that there is still much to do as we tackle the complex sustainability issues and changes ahead.”
“This report marks the next chapter in our long and rich tradition in corporate citizenship,” said Jill Huntley, managing director – Global Corporate Citizenship at Accenture. “The dedication of our people and our close collaboration with our partners has always amplified our success, and we look forward to even more momentum.”