SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte, Philippines – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) marked the formal opening of its third delivery center in Ilocos Norte, Philippines,with new corporate citizenship programs that highlight a commitment to create a greater impact in the lives of Ilocanos.
Accenture believes that the health of its business is inextricably linked to the health of the environment in which it operates. Manish Sharma, Senior Managing Director and Accenture Operations Global Delivery Lead, and Hon. Melanie Grace Valdez, Mayor of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, led a tree planting ceremony prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony, to formally open the doors of the Accenture Delivery Center in Ilocos Norte.
“Showcasing the best talents and skills of the Ilocano people, these trees we are planting today will continue to grow alongside the support of Accenture, not only for the province of Ilocos Norte but likewise for the region. In each of our locations, we not only provide livelihood for the people but also value the importance of caring for the environment,” explained Sharma.
In addition, employee volunteers of Accenture in the Philippines conducted a computer literacy skills training program among select Grade 5 and 6 students of Pasion Barangay Elementary School of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. The students learned the basics of Microsoft office applications to aid them in their studies.The program reflects Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which is equipping more than three million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business.
A certificate of donation of 10 PCs was presented to the Principal of Pasion Barangay Elementary School by Sharma. Accenture will continue to support the school through ongoing computer literacy training programs. The 10 PCs will be set-up once the construction of the school’s computer lab is finished.
The Accenture Delivery Center in IlocosNorte is the company’s third delivery center in the country, after Manila and Cebu.