Gender equality is an essential element of an inclusive workplace, says Accenture Chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme.
“At Accenture, our commitment to inclusion and diversity starts at the top, and we empower all of our people – including our more than 130,000 women – to lead,” said Nanterme. “We believe strongly that gender equality is essential for a high-performing, talent-led organization. This commitment extends to pay, and we strive to ensure that all our people – women and men – are compensated fairly and equitably from the moment we hire them through the milestones of their careers here.”
The company has ongoing rigorous processes to identify potential pay discrepancies, looking carefully at specific roles in each country, and is proactive at all stages of an individual’s career. “If we identify a problem, we fix it,” Nanterme said.
Accenture has also committed to undergo a substantial procedure in women appointees accounting to 40 percent worldwide by 2017. According to the report released by the company, in fiscal year 2015 – the 12 months ended Aug. 31, 2015 – approximately 39 percent of the company’s more than 100,000 new hires were women.
“We create an environment where our people can be successful, both professionally and personally — quite simply, our diversity makes Accenture stronger, smarter and more innovative,” concluded Nanterme.