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European Climate Pact

Overview

Location

Ireland

Sector

Information technology

Organisation type
Business

Company Information

Accenture is a professional services company based in Dublin, Ireland, specializing in information technology (IT) services and consulting. It reported 710,000 employees and revenues of 50.53 billion USD in 2021.*

*Source

Our progress towards decarbonization

 

GHG Emissions

North Star

  • Accenture has a target to reduce absolute scopes 1, 2 and 3 CO2e emissions 11% by 2025 from a base year of 2016

Pledge: Have an officially validated short-medium term science-based GHG emissions reduction targets aligned with a 1.5°C scenario (scope 1+2) in line with the SBTi Criteria and Recommendations

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (29/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

How we want to achieve this – our roadmap

  • Have an internal price on carbon 
  • Have an initiative in place to drive GHG emissions reduction through low-carbon energy consumption
  • Have scope 1+2+3 GHG emissions verified through a third party verification or assurance process 

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (29/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Energy

North Star

  • Accenture has a company-wide target to consume 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2023 from a baseline of 26.0% renewable electricity consumption in 2019

Pledge: Have a target for 100% renewable electricity consumption by no later than 2050, in line with the RE100 technical criteria 

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (29/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Governance & Strategy

North Star

  • Accenture has a publicly available 1.5°C aligned low-carbon transition plan

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (29/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

How we want to achieve this – our roadmap

  • Publicly disclose climate and environmental data to investors and customers through a public platform
  • Have board-level oversight of climate-related issues
  • Have a process for identifying, assessing, and responding to climate-related risks and opportunities
  • Have an employee engagement strategy to support and contribute to achieving the company's climate and environmental goals

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (29/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Value chain engagement

North Star

  • Accenture has a supplier engagement target to get 38.0% of its suppliers by procurement spend to set a science-based emission reduction target

Pledge: Have a supplier engagement target in order to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions, to get a share of our suppliers by procurement spend set science-based GHG emissions reduction targets in line with the SBTi Criteria and Recommendations

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (29/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

How we want to achieve this – our roadmap

  • Have an ongoing and transparent dialogue with our value chain around climate-related issues

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (29/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022