STAMFORD, Conn., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession, today announced that Accenture has won the second annual IAOP/ISG Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award. The award recognizes service provider excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, was selected based on its overall excellence in a number of judging criteria: exemplary leadership in, and ongoing commitment to, activities that foster community involvement; fair operating and labor practices; respect for human rights; attention to environmental impacts; consumer issues; and good governance.
The award will be presented to an Accenture representative at an ISG Sourcing Industry Conference this fall. In addition, ISG will make a cash donation in the name of Accenture to its chosen charity, Leonard Cheshire Disability.
"On behalf of the more than 800 professionals at ISG, I want to congratulate Accenture on winning this award," said Michael P. Connors, Chairman & CEO, ISG. "The commitment Accenture has shown to addressing these critical issues is a model for the entire sourcing industry."
"Accenture is honored to be recognized with this award," said Mike Salvino, group chief executive, Business Process Outsourcing, Accenture. "Good corporate citizenship is a hallmark of the way we run our company and that commitment is reflected through programs like Skills to Succeed. As one of the world's leading outsourcing providers, we work hard every day to make a sustainable, measureable difference in the communities where we and our clients live and work. Together with employees and through a large number of pro bono, volunteering and grant-making efforts, our Skills to Succeed commitment will equip 500,000 people globally with the skills they need to get a job or build a business."
Accenture was selected from among applicants for the IAOP 2013 Global Outsourcing 100®. The independent judging panel, selected from IAOP's Corporate Social Responsibility committee, was chaired by Dr. Bill Hefley of the University of Pittsburgh and ITSqc, LLC, and also included Ron Babin, COP, Ryerson University; Rita Soni, NASSCOM Foundation; Sarah Troup, Rockefeller Foundation; and Tim Hopper, Microsoft.
"Accenture has demonstrated leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainability," Hefley said. "Not only has Accenture demonstrated internal abilities, but it has translated these into action around the world through leadership efforts such as the Skills to Succeed program. Accenture is also a firm that others turn to for excellence in CSR and sustainability. It is truly deserving of this significant award."
Added IAOP CEO Debi Hamill: "IAOP is thrilled to have established the Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award with ISG. It is important to recognize service provider excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility. We salute Accenture on its continued efforts and contributions; it has raised the bar for all of us."
Service providers wishing to be eligible for the 2014 Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award may apply at http://www.iaop.org beginning September 1.
About Information Services Group Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience of global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 800 employees and operates in 21 countries.
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About IAOP The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit www.IAOP.org.
About Leonard Cheshire Disability Leonard Cheshire Disability is one of the UK's largest voluntary sector providers of services to persons with disabilities. It works with partner organizations in 54 countries around the world to campaign for change and provide innovative services that give disabled people the opportunity to live life their way.
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