Agilent Corporate Citizenship Report 2014
NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION
Agilent Technologies Inc.
PRIMARY BRANDS, PRODUCTS, AND/OR SERVICES
Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent's expertise and trusted collaboration give customers the highest confidence in our solutions.
Agilent focuses its expertise on six key markets where we support our customers to achieve their goals:
Chemical and Energy: The world runs on energy, and energy companies need to locate, extract and refine fuels efficiently and cost-effectively. Our solutions help customers maximize their production and predict failures in their refineries before they happen. Agilent also helps energy researchers investigate biofuels, renewable fuels and other forms of alternate energy.
Food: Agilent helps ensure that our global food supply is free of contaminants - whether chemical, viral, bacterial or microbiological. Our customers include government regulators and laboratories that control food safety, as well as private companies that produce, package and sell food to the public.
Environmental and Forensic: From pesticides to pharmaceutical residues to trace metals, we provide fast, accurate and sensitive methods for monitoring contaminants affecting quality of life. Agilent solutions also play an important role in law enforcement by providing robust tools and instruments to analyze and verify evidence at trial, and keeping the world's top-performing athletes honest.
Diagnostics & Clinical: Agilent gives doctors a head start in the fight against cancer and other diseases. Our solutions help pathology laboratories deliver fast, accurate information to the doctors, hospitals and medical centers they serve. We help medical professionals make the most accurate diagnoses so patients can receive the most effective therapies.
Academic and Government: Most life sciences and diagnostics research is done at top-tier universities, with funding from governments around the world. Agilent is helping these researchers learn more about cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, autism and other ailments. Our instruments, software and sample preparation solutions help scientists conduct faster, more accurate research.
Pharmaceutical and Biotic: Agilent has one of the broadest solutions portfolios of any company serving the pharmaceutical and biotic industry. Our solutions provide precise answers for every segment of the pharmaceutical industry, from disease research and drug discovery to drug development, manufacturing and quality control. Our start-to-finish solution set
means customers can get products to market faster. Customers trust us
to help them test the purity of their therapeutics. Agilent also
ensures that our instruments and processes conform to the highest
Read about the Agilent products and solutions that that serve the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets.
LOCATION OF ORGANIZATION'S HEADQUARTERS
Agilent Technologies Inc
5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone: (408) 553-2424
NUMBER OF COUNTRIES WHERE THE ORGANIZATION OPERATES, AND NAMES OF COUNTRIES WITH EITHER MAJOR OPERATIONS OR THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY RELEVANT TO THE SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES COVERED IN THE REPORT
Agilent's primary research and development and manufacturing sites are in California and Delaware in the U.S., and in Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
NATURE OF OWNERSHIP AND LEGAL FORM
Agilent is listed on the New York Stock
Exchange and our ticker symbol is "A".
MARKETS SERVED (INCLUDING GEOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN, SECTORS SERVED, AND TYPES OF CUSTOMERS/BENEFICIARIES
Revenue Mix by End Market
Revenue by Geography
Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek.
SCALE OF THE REPORTING ORGANIZATION
The company's 12,000 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.0 billion in fiscal 2014. More details on Company Information.
TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES BY EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT AND GENDER, EMPLOYMENT TYPE, SUPERVISED WORKER, WORKFORCE BY REGION
Please refer to G4-LA1 section of this report
EMPLOYEES COVERED BY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS
Agilent meets all applicable laws, regulations, and standards where we do business.
DESCRIBE ORGANIZATION SUPPLY CHAIN
Agilent's supply chain organizations are chartered to provide optimal value-added sourcing and procurement services that are:
- Legal, accountable and auditable
- Ethically, environmentally and socially responsible
- Economically effective
- ISO compliant
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD REGARDING SIZE, STRUCTURE, OR OWNERSHIP
- Agilent announced its CEO transition plan in September 2014 with William P. (Bill) Sullivan's retirement in FY15, naming Mike McMullen as President and CEO-elect. Mr. McMullen assumed the role of CEO in March 2015. Mr. Sullivan will remain - a company advisor until his retirement at the end of fiscal 2015.
- Agilent also completed the spinoff of its former electronic measurement business - Keysight Technologies - on November 1, 2014. Keysight began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on November 3, 2014 under the symbol KEYS.
- More information about the company separation is available at Organization Announcements.
PRECAUTIONARY APPROACH OR PRINCIPLE ADDRESSED BY THE ORGANIZATION
Agilent's approach to risk management is largely decentralized, supported by the belief that those closest to risk can manage it most effectively. Risk management expertise exists throughout the enterprise, with a corporate function-- Agilent Global Risk Management--in place. Global Risk Management is chartered to promote prudent risk management practices through direct engagement with business units and selected infrastructure organizations, using tools and processes to facilitate global risk management practices.
ENDORSEMENT OF EXTERNALLY DEVELOPED ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL CHARTERS, PRINCIPLES, OR OTHER INITIATIVES
Many of Agilent's policies and practices used in our business operations are consistent with internationally accepted charters and principles. Some of the guidelines, charters and principles that were considered by Agilent in developing our policies, position statements, EHSMS, and reporting structures are:
- 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and adjusted by Meetings of the Parties in 1990, 1992, 1995, and 1997; Ozone Secretariat, United Nations Environmental Program
- California Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2010
- Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
- Custom Trade Partnership Program Against Terrorism
- Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
- ISO 13485:2003—Medical Devices Quality Management Systems
- EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2005
- Global Reporting Initiative—GRI 4.0 sustainability reporting
- ISO 14001:2004—International standard for
environmental management systems
- ISO 26000—Standard that provides
guidance on social responsibility
- ISO 9000:2005—Quality
Management Systems— Fundamentals and Vocabulary
9001:2008—Quality Management Systems— Requirements ISO 9000:2005
- OHSAS 18001:1999—Standard for occupational health and safety
- Procurement Strategy Council
Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and those enacted under the OECD
Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in
International Business Transactions
- US Equal Opportunity laws
and accompanying regulations
- UK Bribery Act 2010
MEMBERSHIPS IN ASSOCIATIONS (SUCH AS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS) AND/OR NATIONAL /INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS IN WHICH THE ORGANIZATION: HAS POSITIONS IN GOVERNANCE BODIES; PARTICIPATES IN PROJECTS OR COMMITTEES; PROVIDES SUBSTANTIVE FUNDING BEYOND ROUTINE MEMBERSHIP DUES; OR VIEWS MEMBERSHIP AS STRATEGIC
Agilent participates in trade, industry, and professional organizations that are local, national, and global. Participation helps us achieve business and citizenship goals by enabling us to work with other companies on issues that affect our industry. Memberships also keep Agilent abreast of industry trends, issues and best practices and provide a vehicle through which we can contribute to and influence public policy. Examples of these memberships:
- Bay Area
- Boston College Center for Corporate
- CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering)
- CAPS Research -University of Arizona
- Carbon Disclosure Project
- Confederation of Indian Industry
- Corporate Executive Board
- Dangerous Good Advocacy Council
- European Union Committee of the
American Chamber of Commerce
- Global Business Travel Association
- Hackett Benchmarking Research
- iNEMI (National Electronics
- Institute of Travel and Meetings
- IT Industry Council
- Medical Research Council
- National Association of Software and Services Companies
Foreign Trade Council
- Procurement Strategy Council
Valley Leadership Group
- The National Medal of Technology and
Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee
- The International
Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation
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