Agilent Corporate Citizenship Report 2014
Governance, Ethics and Integrity
GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION ,INCLUDING COMMITTEES UNDER THE HIGHEST GOVERNANCE BODY.
Agilent is led by a chief executive officer and overseen by a board of directors. The current four committees of the board are Audit & Finance; Compensation; Executive; and Nominating & Corporate Governance. The board selects the chief executive officer in accordance with the company's bylaws and other applicable policies. Information on Agilent's governance structure can be found our Investor Relations website.
ORGANIZATION'S VALUES, PRINCIPLES, STANDARDS AND NORMS OF BEHAVIOR SUCH AS CODES OF CONDUCT AND CODES OF ETHICS.
Agilent values are the foundation of Agilent's corporate culture. They work together to govern and guide our behavior as individuals and as a company. Agilent's culture is based on innovation; trust, respect and teamwork; and uncompromising integrity. Added to these are speed, focus and accountability to meet customer needs and create a culture of performance that draws on the full range of people's skills and aspirations.
Agilent is regularly recognized by external organizations for its culture as well as its practices around processes and people.
All Agilent employees participate in the annual required training in Standards of Business Conduct with customers, suppliers, and employees. All procurement professionals, as part of Standards of Business Conduct training, are requested to take additional online training on Environmental, Health, Safety, and Social responsibility which covers Human Rights.
Agilent is committed to the highest standard of corporate governance, business conduct, and ethics. Our Corporate Governance Standards, Code of Ethics for a Director on the Board, Standards of Business Conduct, Amended and Restated Bylaws, Agilent Human Rights and Labor Policy, Agilent Global Anti-Corruption Policy and the Charters of our Audit and Finance Committee, Compensation Committee, Executive Committee, and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee, are available at www.investor.agilent.com under "Corporate Governance."
Agilent recognizes ISO 26000 as the reference document that provides guidance on social responsibility. Agilent aligns with ISO 26000 standards as part of our social responsibility practices. As such, Agilent's economic-related practices and processes align with ISO core subjects: Organizational Governance 6.2 and Fair Operating Practices 6.6.
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