Corprate Bias Ratings
Accenture vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Accenture covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related" care for its employees and their children and is a founding member of the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE). The company is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism, and signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act. Accenture is a platinum corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and funds multiple LGBT organizations. For these reasons, Accenture receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Accenture does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1). The company directs its charitable donations giving towards STEM education and skills training programs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Accenture’s PGLE membership reflects its commitment to “operationalize” company coverage of transgender surgery and treatment, the vetting of business partners based on LGBTQ+ policies, and the financial support of LGBTQ organizations on a global level (1)(2)(3). Accenture founded PGLE and the Charter of LGBT+ Commitment with L’Autre Cercle, a French group advocating for LGBT corporate advocacy in Europe (4)(5). Accenture has signed open letters supporting the Equality Act and supporting transgender participation in girls’ and women’s sports (6)(7). Accenture voiced corporate opposition to the Election Integrity Act in various state legislatures (8)(9)(10). The company signed an open letter opposing a Florida bill that would prevent teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (11). Accenture has signed the OneTen pledge to further emphasize race in hiring (12)(13). Accenture CEO Julie Sweet is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (14)(15).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
The company has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Accenture is a Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the HRC and a founding member of the PGLE, two LGBTQ corporate advocacy groups that ask companies to promote LGBTQ causes and policies (3)(4). Accenture is a Bronze sponsor of Out and Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (5)(6). Accenture has claimed that it would partner with the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes, though it is unclear how much money the company pledged (7)(8).
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August 23, 2023
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