Accenture to support displaced Ukrainians with $5M, telehealth

By Abimbola Mohammed

Accenture, including its big digital marketing arm Accenture Interactive, has announced its pulling out of Russia citing the Ukraine invasion by Russia as the reason. The company has a total of 2,300 employees there, accounting to Accenture.

Making the announcement, the company wrote: “We will be providing support to our Russian colleagues, While Accenture does not have a business in Ukraine, we will continue our efforts to help our Ukrainian colleagues working around the globe at Accenture and their extended families; we are providing telehealth for those in Ukraine, and helping resettle family members who leave Ukraine.”

Accenture said it was donating $5 million to nonprofit relief organizations working to help people in Ukraine and those being displaced into Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.”

The company is also matching donations from employees.

Other holding companies continue to evaluate options. Interpublic, for example said, “we are assessing the most appropriate course of action that is both responsive to the gravity of the situation and also seeks to take into account the welfare of our colleagues.” It has about 200 employees in Russia.

“As indicated at the outset of this unprovoked war,” IPG added, “our primary focus continues to be remaining in regular contact with our affiliate partners in Ukraine in order to determine the most effective ways for us to provide support to them, and the need.”


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