Accenture Grants the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan US $1.15M to Equip Persons with Disabilities with Employment Skills

  Accenture Grants the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan US $1.15M to
  Equip Persons with Disabilities with Employment Skills

Award reflects Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to
                                   Succeed

Business Wire

TOKYO -- December 06, 2012

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR
Japan) today 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.

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.

“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,” said Jill Huntley, senior director of corporate
citizenship at Accenture. “By fostering workforce diversity, AAR Japan is
proving persons with disabilities can effectively participate in, and
contribute to, Japan’s economy.”

“More than 2.8 million persons with disabilities in Japan are able to work and
seeking employment,” said Sayako Nogiwa, of AAR Japan’s Tohoku office.
“Teaming with Accenture helps us make a lasting impact on this community and
on our local and national economies through effective vocational training and
appropriate, fulfilling job placements.”

About Accenture

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.

About Association for Aid and Relief, Japan

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) is a Non-Governmental
Organization (NGO) aiming to provide emergency relief, assistance to persons
with disabilities, and mine action, among other operations. It was established
in 1979 as an organization with no political, ideological, or religious
affiliations. It has since then grown into an international organization
approved and registered by the United Nations. AAR Japan currently has offices
in 10 countries.

More than a year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011,
AAR Japan continues its contribution to the region’s recovery through
repairing institutions for the elderly and persons with disabilities,
supporting market expansion for products made by persons with disabilities,
promoting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, and many
other activities. Its home page is http://www.aarjapan.gr.jp/english/.

Contact:

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan)
Yoshino Horikoshi, + 03 5423 4511
staff@aarjapan.gr.jp
or
Accenture
Yosuke Shiroshita, + 81 45 330 7935
yosuke.shiroshita@accenture.com