Agilent Corporate Citizenship Report 2014
DISCLOSURE ON MANAGEMENT APPROACH
Agilent's policies, values, organization, and business management systems apply across all our global businesses. They are designed to:
- Reduce our negative impacts on the environment
- Protect the occupational health and safety interests of our employees
- Ensure customer requirements are met
- Enhance our value to our communities
- Ensure the highest levels of quality in our products and services
- Increase our competitiveness
- Create a consistent approach across business groups, where applicable
- Meet the expectations of our stakeholders
- Conduct business in an ethical manner
Agilent considers external charters, principles, and guidelines that have been developed through multi-stakeholder processes to guide our business activities. We also participate in a variety of intra- and cross-industry forums to address emerging issues, develop industry-wide approaches to social and environmental challenges, and cooperate with governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders on common concerns.
As part of our Corporate Citizen Objectives, Agilent strives to be an economic, intellectual, and social asset to each nation and community where we conduct business. Agilent has been consciously and strongly committed to community involvement through many initiatives - Agilent Technologies Foundation, Agilent Giving, and other signature programs aimed at giving back to the community.
Agilent recognizes ISO 26000 as a 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 Social and Community initiatives align with ISO core subjects: Organizational Governance 6.2, Fair Operating Practices 6.6, and Community Involvement and Development 6.8.
PERCENTAGE OF OPERATIONS WITH IMPLEMENTED LOCAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, IMPACT ASSESSMENTS, AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Volunteerism is a key element of our core values and the cornerstone of our corporate citizenship efforts. Agilent's annual Giving Campaign allows employees more choices in their non-profit support. As a result, contributions were made in areas ranging from environment and conservation to education and literacy to arts and culture. One hundred percent of the Agilent sites participating in the giving campaign held community outreach programs.
All Agilent communities supported the annual Engineers Week, with a focus on girls in engineering. We provided support in hosting events and serving as organizers and presenters. Our worldwide communities are not only sites with large employee populations but also individuals in field locations.
OPERATIONS WITH SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL OR ACTUAL NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Agilent did not experience any new event that significantly affected Agilent's local communities.
PERCENTAGE AND TOTAL NUMBER OF BUSINESS UNITS ANALYZED FOR RISKS RELATED TO CORRUPTION
100 percent of all Agilent business units were analyzed for risks related to corruption during the reporting period.
COMMUNICATION AND TRAINING ON ANTI-CORRUPTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
100 percent of management and non-management employees were required to receive anti-corruption training during the reporting period.
ACTIONS TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO INCIDENTS OF CORRUPTION
Agilent has a formal process for investigating and resolving allegations of corruption should they occur.
TOTAL VALUE OF FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES, POLITICIANS, AND RELATED INSTITUTIONS BY COUNTRY
Agilent contributes to dialogue and decision-making on public policies affecting the company, our employees, and our operations. Specific questions about our political activities can be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org .
TOTAL NUMBER OF LEGAL ACTIONS FOR ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOR, ANTITRUST, AND MONOPOLY PRACTICES AND THEIR OUTCOMES
Agilent policy forbids anti-competitive behavior, antitrust, and monopoly practices.
G4-SO8 MONETARY VALUE OF SIGNIFICANT FINES AND TOTAL NUMBER OF NON-MONETARY SANCTIONS FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Agilent has not received any significant fines associated to product non-compliance nor has Agilent been sanctioned for product non-compliance. In addition, Agilent has no dispute resolutions.