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Environment and social responsibility
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Agilent’s citizenship objective – to be an economic, intellectual and social asset to the nations and communities in which we operate – plays an integral role in driving the company’s business practices.

In 2003, as we implemented aggressive initiatives to transform our company, we continued to emphasize the economic, environmental and social aspects of our business, known as the “triple bottom line.” Despite difficult market conditions and limited resources, we made important progress toward building a sustainable business for the long term.

Highlights from this past year include:
Reducing our worldwide energy use for the third year in a row with a more than 2-percent reduction in 2003 on a kilowatt-hour per square-foot basis;
Exceeding our 5-percent target for reducing chemical waste going to landfill;
Providing cash and equipment grants totaling more than $6 million to universities, science education programs, and health and human services organizations worldwide;
Expanding our Agilent After School hands-on science program to reach approximately 24,000 junior-high-school-age students around the world;
Implementing a program that identifies and assesses the potential environmental and social risks of our suppliers;
Earning “Best in Class” honors from Storebrand Investment’s Socially Responsible Index for our social as well as environmental performance;
Receiving recognition, once again, as one of the “best places to work” by several organizations and publications around the world, including Fortune magazine, Careers and the Disabled magazine, and “Best Employer in Asia” awards in Taiwan and China.

As a global producer, consumer, citizen and employer, we recognize the importance of taking actions to generate economic benefit for our stakeholders, reduce our impact on the environment and make a positive social contribution. Integrating sustainability concepts into our business provides competitive advantage and helps ensure our long-term success.

In publishing our fourth Environment and Social Responsibility Report in February 2004, we continue our commitment to provide open communications to all of our stakeholders. The report covers the environmental and social impacts of our business for 2003 and discusses our objectives for the future.

 
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