Global professional services firm Accenture announced today the acquisition of Avieco, a UK-based sustainability consultancy focused on helping businesses become more sustainable and carbon neutral.

According to Accenture, the acquisition will bolster its ESG measurement and analytics capabilities, addressing client’s growing needs to manage increasing regulations and emerging standards, and to understand and improve their sustainability performance.

Toby Siddall, Accenture’s Sustainability Services lead in the U.K. and Ireland, said:

“Effective data analytics and ESG measurement and reporting are vital to driving growth through truly sustainable business models and better decision making. Avieco will enhance our ability to help our clients put sustainability at the heart of their business transformations.”

Headquartered in London, Avieco offers a broad range of ESG-related solutions and services, ranging from environmental disclosure & reporting, sustainability data and sustainable operations to carbon offsetting, sustainability programme implementation and sustainability certification. The company’s 60 professionals serve industries including retail and consumer goods, financial services, technology and media.

Ben Murray, CEO of Avieco, said:

“Accenture’s commitment to sustainability is strongly aligned to ours and its scale will help us expand our mission to turn sustainability promises into actions. Being part of Accenture will create new opportunities for our people and our combined expertise will help businesses become truly sustainable.”

Peter Lacy, Accenture’s global Sustainability Services lead, global management committee member and chief responsibility officer, added:

“The acquisition of Avieco will underscore our commitment to scale the sustainability services we offer clients and deepen our knowledge and experience. The extensive experience of Avieco’s team with organisations across the U.K. and Ireland will significantly strengthen our ability to help all clients improve ESG performance and embed sustainability into their core business as it becomes an ever-more important driver of competitiveness.”