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Company name: Accenture

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

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Address: 30 Fenchurch Street, 1 Plantation Place, London, EC3M 3BD, UK

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Number of employees: 204,000

Company summary: Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. We work with three-quarters of the Global Fortune 500 and we are one of Business Week's Top 100 brands.

Pay and benefits: We're always competing to attract and retain the very best people, so we continuously review our rewards strategy to make sure it's the best it can be.

Promotion and development: We strive to make learning accessible. We provide support via online personal development tools. As your career unfolds, 'self-directed learning' is available online to enable you to take increasing control of your development and decide where you want to focus your career.

Company culture: Our core values have shaped the culture and defined the character of our company, guiding how we behave and how we make decisions. These six core values continue to serve us well as an organisation: Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity.

Diversity, social responsibility: Our commitment to building, maintaining and expanding an inclusive culture is central to our continuing success. Our approach to inclusion and diversity stems from a twofold desire: to live in one world, free from the constraints of geographical barriers or cultural perceptions, and to seek innovative practices that bring additional flexibility to the workplace.

From a social responsibility standpoint, Skills to Succeed provides a focus to Accenture's corporate citizenship efforts and we are committed to a five-year Skills to Succeed plan to equip 250,000 people around the world with the skills needed to get a job or build a new business by 2015. This goal, which involves a commitment of more than $100m over the next three years, is the best way for us to use our business skills and experience to create change and make a sustainable difference to the long-term vitality of individuals, families and communities.

Environment and sustainability: We are committed to understanding and reducing our environmental impact in carbon, waste and water and are conscious that climate change and environmental sustainability present new challenges for Accenture, our clients and our suppliers.

Innovation: Accenture collaborates with clients to help them realise their vision and achieve high performance by delivering innovation. That could mean anything from helping transform Warner Bros into one of the first studios in the world to move its film and television production, post-production and distribution to an integrated digital end-to-end process to helping bring the benefits of mobile technology to the Masai in Kenya.

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