Accenture Named to 2017 List of Canada's Top 100 Employers for Sixth Consecutive Year

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the sixth consecutive year. The national competition determines which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.

"At Accenture, we are constantly evolving the way we work, with leading-edge workplace practices and technologies to help our 4,000 people in Canada manage their own careers, as we work together to solve our clients' most significant challenges," said Bill Morris, Canada President and Senior Managing Director at Accenture.

Accenture is consistently recognized globally as an employer of choice, including by DiversityInc for the past ten years and FORTUNE magazine for the past eight years.

"Paramount to our success is our commitment to diversity and inclusion," said Claudia Thompson, Managing Director, Inclusion and Diversity for Accenture in Canada. "Accenture employees represent a great variety of cultures, ethnicities and experiences and reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities in which we live and work.  It is fundamental that we do the right thing for all of our people."

Among the new programs and initiatives that contributed to Accenture being named among Canada's Top 100 Employers are:

  • Performance Achievement: Accenture has done away with annual performance reviews, instead enabling employees to receive timely feedback from their managers and co-workers on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Called Performance Achievement, this new program focuses on setting priorities, growing strengths, and creating rewarding career opportunities for our people.
  • Diversity Disclosure: In 2016, for the first time, Accenture publically reported the diversity statistics for its Canadian workforce. By increasing transparency around our diversity, we will foster a new level of collaboration and connection with our people, clients, partners and the greater community.
  • Corporate Citizenship opportunities: Skills to Succeed is Accenture's global corporate citizenship initiative that aims to help people gain the skills to acquire employment or build a business. In Canada during fiscal 2016, more than 12,000 people received Skills to Succeed programming and almost 4,000 secured jobs or built businesses as a result. In January, Accenture announced a C$1.4 million grant to ACCES Employment that will help the nonprofit develop a new digital platform to deliver skills training and professional services to more than 56,000 new Canadians seeking employment over the next two years.
  • Fjord Studio: A new Toronto studio has been launched for Fjord, part of Accenture Interactive, combining design and innovation capabilities with Accenture's expertise in technology and operations, strong analytical tools, and the scale of its immense network to deliver end-to-end digital transformation for clients.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world's largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

SOURCE Accenture

For further information: Theresa Ebden, Accenture, +1 416-358-6741, Theresa.ebden@accenture.com

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