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ABOUT ACCENTURE

ETHICS & COMPLIANCE PROGRAM


AND CODE OF BUSINESS ETHICS
Accenture takes very seriously its code of business ethics, corporate
governance and compliance and transparency of operations.

OVERVIEW
Accentures Ethics & Compliance program is designed to (i) foster the highest ethical standards and a
commitment to compliance with the law and policy, (ii) prevent, detect, report and address any
allegation of misconduct, and (iii) comply with applicable laws and standards.
Accenture has adopted a framework designed to achieve these objectives, which includes (i) visible
support of our senior leadership, (ii) regular and periodic risk assessments, (iii) written standards and
controls, (iv) ongoing training and communications, and (v) auditing, monitoring, and response
procedures.
The program extends to cover not just Accentures employees, but also those who work on Accentures
behalf as contractors and other third parties, as well as Accenture Federal Services, which has adopted
standards that supplement Accentures standards.
Operating with integrity every day is the Accenture Way. Accentures commitment to doing business
ethically and legally is the foundation for the companys culture, which is shaped by our six core values
Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual, Best People, Integrity and
Stewardship.
This commitment is further manifested in Accentures Ethics & Compliance program, which is
authorized by Accentures Board and managed by our General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

ACCENTURE CODE OF BUSINESS ETHICS


Our Code of Business Ethics, available in 19 languages, establishes an ethical framework of expected
behaviors in everything we do, from serving our clients and running our business, to further enhancing
our brand, reputation and transparency as a company. It specifically emphasizes that:
Acting with integrity in compliance with laws is not just about doing the right thing and protecting
Accenture. It has a tangible impact on our performance and reflects on our character as a businessto
our clients, our business partners and the public at large.
The Code of Business Ethics builds on our six core values by providing greater detail about expected
ethical behaviors of all employees. The Code of Business Ethics provides this detail through a series of
action statements associated with each core value that describe how we expect all employees and
contractors to behave in relation to specific circumstances.

Accenture is a Worlds Most Ethical Company


We are proud that Accenture has been honored for the ninth consecutive year by the Ethisphere
Institute as a 2016 Worlds Most Ethical Company. This designation recognizes companies that align
principle with action and work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA. It also underscores
Accentures commitment to ethical business practices that help ensure long-term value to key
stakeholders including clients, employees, business partners, suppliers and shareholders. Companies
were evaluated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program; corporate citizenship and
responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership, innovation and reputation.

CORE VALUES
Our core values shape the culture and define the character of our company; they serve as a foundation
in how we act and make decisions. Accenture people live the core values through individual behaviors.
Stewardship means building a better company for future generations, acting with an owner
mentality, developing our people and helping improve communities and the global environment.
Best People means attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for our business,
challenging our people, demonstrating a can-do attitude and fostering a collaborative
environment.
Client Value Creation means enabling clients to become high-performance businesses
and creating long-term relationships by being responsive and relevant and by consistently
delivering value.

One Global Network means leveraging the power of global insight, relationships,
collaboration and learning to deliver exceptional service to clients wherever they do business.
Respect for the Individual means valuing diversity and unique contributions, fostering a
trusting, open and inclusive environment and treating each person in a manner that reflects
Accentures values.
Integrity means being ethically unyielding and honest and inspiring trust by saying what we
mean, matching our behaviors to our words and taking responsibility for our actions.
1. What are the areas covered by the ethics program?

The program extends to cover not just Accentures employees, but also those who work on
Accentures behalf as contractors and other third parties, as well as Accenture Federal Services,
which has adopted standards that supplement Accentures standards.
Accentures commitment to doing business ethically and legally is the foundation for the companys
culture, which is shaped by our six core valuesClient Value Creation, One Global Network,
Respect for the Individual, Best People, Integrity and Stewardship.
2. Do you think the company has clear policies on these areas, any loopholes or
recommendations?
The Accenture has aspiring policies on these areas that are reasons why they have been chosen as
the Worlds Most Ethical Company. Yet, these policies are not that clear for everybody because it
doesnt tell specific policy. Its too broad and vague for the whole employees to know what exactly
the company wants them to be.
3. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the companys ethics program?
In a business setting, being ethical means applying principles of honesty and fairness to
relationships with coworkers and customers. Ethical individuals make an effort to treat everyone
with whom they come in contact as they would want to be treated themselves. Ethical business has
the advantage of durability over time. A business exercising ethical practices makes, to the best of
its ability, only true claims and pursues only a single ideological platform. This allows ethical
businesses to develop tight bonds with their target markets and to build reputations for honesty.
Maybe, the one of the weakness of its ethics program is that they may not have access to as many
strategies as unethical businesses. In a period of economic crisis they cannot adopt unethical
practices without damaging their reputation, and it can be harder for them to intentionally change
their image when the market demands such an action. They are overall more stagnant entities
which become bound to single viewpoints, products and platforms for better or for worse.
STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES