Agilent Corporate Citizenship Report 2013
Agilent After School A hands-on science program targeted at children from the ages of 9 to 13 years
and supported by Agilent employee volunteers.
CO2Carbon dioxide. A gaseous by-product of energy generation and energy use that is known to contribute to global warming.
EHS Environmental, health and safety.
EHSMS Environmental, health and safety management system.
ESR Environmental and Social Responsibility.
Fiscal year For Agilent, this is November 1 to October 31.
FTC Federal Trade Commission
Greenhouse gases For the purpose of this report, greenhouse gases are the six gases listed in the Kyoto Protocol: carbon dioxide (CO2); methane (CH4); nitrous oxide (N2O); hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs); perfluorocarbons (PFCs); and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
Gigajoule 1 gigajoule = 277.78 kilowatt-hour.
GRI Global Reporting Initiative. An independent global institution that is developing a generally accepted framework for sustainability reporting. For more information go to www.globalreporting.org.
GSE Agilent General Specification for the Environment at www.agilent.com/environment/GSE.pdf . Agilent's general requirements for restricting or prohibiting certain substances in products manufactured for or delivered to Agilent.
ILO International Labour Organization. For more information, go to www.ilo.org/global/index.htm
Injury/illness rate The calculation for the injury/illness rate is based on the number of recordable occupational injury/illness cases multiplied by 200,000 then divided by the hours worked for the same time period in which the injuries occurred. For example, if you had two injuries in a quarter and 50,000 hours worked, then the calculation would be: 2 x 200,000/50,000 = 8.0 injury/illness rate.
ISO 14001 An international standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) relating to environmental management systems.
ISO 26000 A voluntary international standard providing guidance on social responsibility.
Kiloton 1 kiloton = 1,000 metric tons. 1 kiloton = 1,000,000 kilograms.
Lost-workday case Recordable cases involving lost workdays beyond date of injury (more serious injury/illness).
Lost-workday case rate The lost-workday case rate provides information on the number of occupational lost-workday injury/illness cases multiplied by 200,000, then divided by the hours worked for the same time period in which the injuries occurred. For example, if you had one lost-workday injury/illness case in a quarter and 50,000 hours worked, then the calculation would be: 1 x 200,000/50,000 = 4.0 lost-workday case rate.
Megawatt hour 1 megawatt hour = 1,000 kilowatt hours.
Recordable injury/illness case Occupational injury/illness involving medical treatment beyond first aid. Diagnosed occupational illness, or workdays lost beyond date of injury.
RoHS Restriction of Hazardous Substances