Commitment to diversity
Ensuring an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees across the globe is a key and integral part of Accenture’s global inclusion and diversity strategy. We are committed to raising awareness and educating our Accenture people about our LGBT community, while simultaneously supporting our LGBT employees worldwide. This commitment reflects our core values, which shape our culture, define our character and foster our ability to help our clients achieve high performance.
To increase the engagement of our LGBT employees in local communities and geographies we sponsor a global LGBT Network and offer a support community for transgender employees.
We also run an LGBT Ally Program where employees outside of the LGBT community act as catalysts for inclusion and raising awareness for LGBT equality. Accenture is proud to be a corporate leader in supporting our LGBT employees and the broader LGBT community.
Accenture’s commitment to inclusion and diversity and to the LGBT community has been recognized by a variety of organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign’s 2012 Corporate Equality Index, where we earned a perfect score for the fifth consecutive year. Accenture continues its support of Pride at Work Canada by hosting a Pride at Work Canada employee resource group roundtable on critical issues facing LGBT leads in Canada and by participating in a panel they are moderating at this year’s Out & Equal conference on transgender benefits in Canada. For information about LGBT at Accenture visit www.accenture.com/lgbtataccenture or download our brochure “Accenture’s commitment to the LGBT community”.
Vision for the future
Inclusiveness will always be at the core of everything we do at Accenture. As rights for LGBT people and same-sex couples expand globally, our ability as a global company to be proactive and address gaps will continue to set us apart in the workplace. Guided by our visionary leadership, we continue to seek opportunities to extend our policies of inclusion and diversity. We measure and monitor the level of satisfaction of our LGBT employees where permitted and constantly ensure that the right programs are in place to support a workplace of equality. It is through our diverse and deeply skilled talent pool that Accenture’s quest for high performance— and the ability to help our clients achieve high performance—is possible.
At Accenture, we believe that our strength is in our diversity, with each person bringing their distinct experience, talents and culture to the table. Providing a workplace of equality is fundamental to our core values and to who we are as a company. In this context, we strongly support our LGBT employees and are committed to educating all of our people about the LGBT community.