Accenture

"Accenture has set a net zero target for 2025, which builds on a previous target of an 11% reduction in emissions below 2016 levels across all disclosed emissions. Net Zero Tracker
The remaining 89% will be offset with nature-based offset credits. Net Zero Tracker
The company's target covers carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and includes scope 1 and 2 emissions. Net Zero Tracker
An interesting fact about Accenture's environmental policy is that it includes measures to power offices with 100% renewable electricity by 2023. Net Zero Tracker
The company also plans to invest in nature-based carbon removal, with all …"

Current Score (vs. LY)

67.7 pts (0.0)

Last Update: Nov. 21, 2023

Current Rankings

Global: #20

S&P100: #11

Information Technology: #8

Transparency

Quality of climate reporting based on public disclosures, completeness and verification of GHG emissions

Commitments

Level of ambition through gross absolute emissions reduction and 'net zero' targets

Results

Results and actions to deliver on commitments for real

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Last 3 Years Emissions Data Summary

Y2021 Y2020 Y2019
Scope 1 9,250 13,945 18,923
Scope 2 - location-based NA NA 0
Scope 2 - market-based 70,659 162,983 214,680
Scope 1-2 - location-based 9,250 13,945 18,923
Scope 1-2 - market-based 79,909 176,928 233,603
Scope 3 362,562 677,994 0
Total - location-based 371,812 691,939 18,923
Total - market-based 442,471 854,922 233,603

Note: Data sources detailed here

Y2022 Y2021 Y2020
Total CO2e estimate (by Net0Tracker) 539,319 442,471 854,922
Methodology Previous year intensity (revenue) As reported As reported

Carbon emissions are estimated according to comparable years, intensity and sector benchmarks

Performance vs. Target

Note: Targets without baseline are ignored. In case several targets exist, only the shorter-term target is displayed.


Value Chain (scope 3) Emissions by Category

Emissions Trajectory (Full Scopes)



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Sector Benchmark

Note: Latest GHG and revenue data (based on tradingview.com) are used to calculate GHG emissions intensity by sector. The color scale of each bubble depends on the GHG intensity (GHG emissions per 1 million USD revenue). Sectors follow the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) that organize companies based on their primary business activities. The 11 sectors are : Information Technology, Health Care, Financials, Consumer Discretionary, Communication Services, Industrials, Consumer Staples, Energy, Utilities, Real Estate, and Materials.

Accenture belongs to the sector Information Technology.

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Reduction and Net Zero Targets

>Note: intensity targets are not represented in the current version - see Methodology

Gross Absolute Emission Reductions

Scope Reduction Objectives Base Year Target Year Comments
S1S2S3MKT 11.0 2016 2025
S1S2MKT 65.0 2016 2025


Net Absolute Emission Reductions

Scope Reduction Objectives Base Year Target Year Comments
S1S2MKT 100.0 2019 2025


Net Zero Future Commitments

Scope Scope 3 Coverage Target Year Comments
S1S2S3MKT NO 2025


Science-based Targets (SBTI)

Date Published / Updated : 01/11/2023

Near-term Long-Term Net Zero Standard
Targets Set : 1.5°C by FY2030 No target Yes
Accenture is a member of the Business Ambition for 1.5 campaign (link here )

Accenture commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 80% by
FY2030 from a FY2019 base year. Accenture also commits to reduce scope 3
GHG emissions 55% per unit of revenue within the same timeframe.

Data source: SBTI

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Offsets

Last update for Accenture by zerotracker.net: Dec. 5, 2022
Planning to use external offset credits Yes
Separate targets for emission reductions and removals No
Conditions on use of offset credits
  • Other conditions
Plans for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) Not Specified

Additional notes: Accenture plans to invest in nature-based carbon removal, the majority of which will be will be proprietary to Accenture. All credits will be registered under the SD VISta standard. (Source: https://www.accenture.com/gr-en/about/responsible-business/nature-based-carbon-removal)

Data source from zerotracker.net - For more information, see methodology

Score Summary

Ref Principle Score
(points)
Max
(points)
Delta
(points)
1 At least 2 years of GHG emissions for scope 1 and 2 are publicly-available and externally-verified 10.0 10.0 0.0
2 Scope 3 emissions are fully reported and externally-verified 7.5 10.0 0.0
3 CDP score demonstrates the level of transparent disclosures 10.0 10.0 0.0
Transparency 27.5 30.0 0.0
4 Net Zero Commitments by 2050 include an intermediate target and cover all the emissions 6.0 10.0 0.0
5 Net Zero targets demonstrate a high-level of emergency 4.166666666666667 10.0 0.0
6 Emission reduction targets on a forward-looking basis are ambitious 0.0 10.0 0.0
7 Targets are science-based as validated by SBTi 10.0 10.0 0.0
Commitments 20.166666666666668 40.0 0.0
8 Results re. operational emissions reduction: on-pace (performance-to-date) and momentum (forward-looking targets) 5.0 10.0 0.0
9 Results re. value chain emissions reduction: on-pace (performance-to-date) and momentum (forward-looking targets) 5.0 10.0 0.0
10 Implied Temperature Rating by MSCi 10.0 10.0 0.0
Results 20.0 30.0 0.0
Total 67.7 100.0 0.0


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Score Details

Criteria Results 2023 Score 2022 Score Vs. 2022 2021 Score
Criteria 1 : Transparency on operational emissions (Scope 1 + 2)
Are S1+S2 figures publicly-disclosed for the last reporting year and the preceding period? yes 5.0 / 5.0 5.0 0.0 5.0
Are S1+S2 figures verified by a 3rd-party for the last reporting year? yes 5.0/ 5.0 5.0 0.0 5.0
Criteria 2 : Transparency on value chain emissions (Scope 3)
Are the 15 categories fully or partly disclosed? full 5.0 / 5.0 5.0 0.0 5.0
Are S3 figures fully or partly verified by a 3rd-party for the last reporting year? partly 2.5 / 5.0 2.5 0.0 2.5
Criteria 3 : Quality and Frequency of reporting
What is the latest CDP score (no later than the preceding year)? A 10.0 / 10.0 10.0 0.0 9.0
How many interim reporting were provided between 2 reporting periods (GHG emissions only)?
Criteria 4 : Net Zero Commitments
Does the net 0 target include a statement of a generally-accepted net zero emission target by 2050? yes 3.0 / 3.0 3.0 0.0 3.0
Does the net zero target include an intermediate target by 2030? 2025 3.0 / 3.0 3.0 0.0 3.0
Does the net zero target include all the emissions? NC 0.0 / 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 5 : Target year for Net Zero Commitments
Target year for achieving net zero emissions for S1+S2? 2025 4.2 / 5.0 4.2 0.0 4.2
Target year for achieving net zero emissions for S1+S2+S3 combined? NC 0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 6 : Reduction objectives
What is the forward-looking GHG% reduction (without compensation) for scope 1+2? -6.8
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 5.0
What is the forward-looking GHG% reduction (without compensation) for scope 1+2+3? -38.2
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 7 : Science-Based Targets
What type of science-based target (as validated by SBTi) did the company commit to? Targets Set 1.5°C 10.0 / 10.0 10.0 0.0 10.0
Criteria 8 : Results based on scope 1 - 2
Performance to date: cumulative% reduction vs. target Objective (in %): 36.1
Actual (in %): 72.5
5.0 / 5.0 5.0 0.0 5.0
Momentum: last year % reduction vs. forward-looking target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
Forward-looking reduction could not be calculated
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 5.0
Criteria 9 : Results based on scope 1 - 2 - 3
Performance to date: cumulative% reduction vs. target Objective (in %): 6.1
Actual (in %): 64.8
5.0 / 5.0 5.0 0.0 5.0
Momentum: last year % reduction vs. forward-looking target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
Forward-looking reduction could not be calculated
0.0 / 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Criteria 10 : Implied Temperature Rise (ITR)
Is the company aligned with global climate targets? ITR: 1.3°C 10.0 / 10.0 10.0 0.0 10.0
Total 67.7 / 100.0 67.7 0.0 76.7


Available Data Sources

Reporting Year 2021 2021 2021 2020 2020 2020 2020 2019 2019 2019 2018 2018
Source Public Yourstake Wikirate Public CDP Public Yourstake Public CDP Wikirate Public Wikirate
Publication Year 2022 unknown 2022 2022 2021 2021 unknown 2021 2020 2020 2021 unknown
Scope 1 9,250 9,250 9,250 13,945 13,945 13,945 NA 18,923 18,923 18,923 22,183 22,183
Scope 2 - location-based NA 155,779 70,659 NA 228,373 228,373 NA 0 281,489 214,680 0 218,855
Scope 2 - market-based 70,659 70,659 NA 162,983 162,983 162,983 NA 214,680 214,680 NA 218,855 NA
Scope 1-2 - location-based 9,250 165,029 79,909 13,945 242,318 242,318 0 18,923 300,412 233,603 22,183 241,038
Scope 1-2 - market-based 79,909 79,909 NA 176,928 176,928 176,928 NA 233,603 233,603 NA 241,038 NA
Scope 3 362,562 362,562 442,471 677,994 677,994 0 410,436 0 932,653 932,653 0 948,756
Total - location-based 371,812 527,591 522,380 691,939 920,312 242,318 410,436 18,923 1,233,065 1,166,256 22,183 1,189,794
Total - market-based 442,471 442,471 NA 854,922 854,922 176,928 NA 233,603 1,166,256 NA 241,038 NA

Sources

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