By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) has announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded AAR Japan US$1.15 million to help the organization provide vocational training, business skills and suitable job placements to more than 2,700 persons with disabilities.
Jill Huntley, senior director of corporate citizenship at Accenture comments:
“Supporting the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan helps exemplify Accenture’s commitment to building skills and improving the communities in which we live and work,” she said. “By fostering workforce diversity, AAR Japan is proving persons with disabilities can effectively participate in, and contribute to, Japan’s economy.”
The award reflects Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which will equip 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The grant will help persons with disabilities become economically self-sufficient and socially self-reliant and allow AAR Japan to work with local employers to develop appropriate work placements for them.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, Accenture is committed to equipping 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.