Accenture and Toshiba join Forces for a Greener Future
Accenture and Toshiba are working to deliver consultancy services to support clients' green transformation (GX) efforts. The partnership will target industries with high greenhouse gas emissions and other organisations with urgent energy efficiency requirements.
Accenture will collaborate with Toshiba to create and develop new sustainability services to promote emission reductions, as well as carbon neutrality strategies and solutions. Accenture will draw on its experience developing circular-economy business models and implementing sustainable supply chain procedures, including green procurement, as well as cloud and other technological solutions from its partner ecosystem.
Toshiba brings to the partnership a strong portfolio of existing carbon-neutral technology and services, including renewable energy systems, digital energy management systems, renewable energy-derived hydrogen solutions, and carbon dioxide capture and recovery facilities.
Toshiba is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality throughout its entire value chain by fiscal 2050. It has set a preliminary goal for fiscal 2030 of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 70% from fiscal 2019 levels.
The combination of Toshiba’s methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and Accenture’s expertise and capabilities in sustainability will result in vendor-neutral offerings to support clients’ emission reduction priorities. Accenture and Toshiba will evolve and refine their green transformation business model based on market trends and client needs.
Goro Yanase, representative executive officer, corporate senior executive vice president, and COO at Toshiba, said:
“We are pleased to launch GX consulting services with Accenture. Toshiba Group provides technologies and services that contribute to solving social issues through our wide range of businesses, guided by our basic commitment — Committed to People, Committed to the Future. We are now building on this by developing capabilities and solutions that will contribute to the realisation of carbon neutrality and a circular economy. Working with Accenture, we hope to further expand our business and contribute to the realisation of a carbon neutral society by providing consulting services that support companies with proposals extending from planning through to the achievement of carbon neutrality goals.”
Shinji Igarashi, senior managing director at Accenture in Japan, said:
“Our work with Toshiba demonstrates our commitment to embed sustainability into everything we do. We are focused on helping companies create business value and also reduce their carbon footprint.”