Agilent Corporate Citizenship Report 2015
DISCLOSURE ON MANAGEMENT APPROACH HR
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- Our People: We seek and employ the most talented workforce to help us achieve amazing results. As a global company, Agilent enjoys the diversity of cultural and individual perspectives held by our employees. Much of Agilent's success is rooted in the diversity of its people and the commitment of those people to inclusion. Our employees' different backgrounds are valued by both customers and employees.
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- Development Opportunities: As part of the next generation of innovators and business leaders, our employees deliver solutions to keep Agilent and the laboratories we serve at the top of their game.
- Work-life Balance: Agilent gives employees the space to enjoy life, their families and friendships. Flexible time off, flexible schedules, telecommuting and company-sponsored activities are some of the ways we help keep inspiration coming.
- We make the world a safer and healthier place: Our employees are inspiring discoveries for a better world.
Agilent as an Employer - Awards & Recognitions
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Agilent's HR Policy provides guidelines on ethical HR practices for our employees and forbids any form of Discrimination, Child Labor, and Forced or Compulsory Labor. In addition, it defines acceptable practices related to Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining. We also extend the same practices and compliance expectations to our suppliers through the Supplier Code of Conduct Policy, to drive ethical behavior. For more information, view Agilent Supplier Code of Conduct Policy.
Agilent conducts its business with uncompromising integrity and promotes human rights within the company's sphere of influence. Our commitment to Human Rights extends through our supply chain. Agilent expects its suppliers to adhere to a high standard of environmental and social responsibility values, as outlined in our policy. The policy requires suppliers to adopt sound environmental, health, and safety management practices and incorporates eight International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions that have been identified as fundamental to the rights of human beings at work. Agilent has programs in place to monitor and verify our suppliers' conformance with the Supplier Code of Conduct Policy.
Agilent Technologies' Human Rights and Labor Policy: Agilent acknowledges and respects the fundamental principles contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our core values and culture reflect a commitment to ethical business practices and good corporate citizenship.
Freely-Chosen Employment: Agilent supports the elimination of all forms of forced, bonded, or involuntary prison labor.
No Child Labor: Agilent condemns all forms of exploitation of children. Agilent will not recruit child labor and supports the elimination of exploitative child labor.
Minimum Wages: Agilent will compensate our employees with wages and benefits that meet or exceed the legally required minimum.
Working Hours: Agilent will not require employees to work more than the maximum hours of daily labor set by local laws.
No Discrimination: Agilent supports and upholds the elimination of discriminatory practices with respect to employment and occupation, and promotes and embraces diversity in all aspects of its business operations. Our policies prohibit discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religion, or disability.
No Harsh or Inhumane Treatment: Agilent prohibits physical abuse, harassment, or the threat of either. Agilent will provide a safe and healthy working environment for all of its employees.
Freedom of Association: Agilent respects the rights of employees to organize in labor unions in accordance with local laws and established practice, if desired.
Ethical Business Conduct: Agilent's Standards of Business Conduct requires that business be conducted with honesty, and reflects high ethical standards that are the basis for achieving our goals. The standards establish clear guidelines for how we do business and establish accountability. All employees are expected to comply with these standards.
Agilent Technologies Supplier Environmental and Social Responsibility Code of Conduct Product: Agilent's suppliers are required to support and promote the fundamental human rights referenced in this document.
G4-HR1 br>PERCENTAGE AND TOTAL NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS THAT INCLUDE HUMAN RIGHTS CLAUSES OR THAT HAVE UNDERGONE HUMAN RIGHTS SCREENING.
One hundred percent of Agilent's purchase order agreements include human rights clauses and require that suppliers comply with Agilent Supplier Code of Conduct Policy.
TOTAL HOURS OF EMPLOYEE TRAINING ON POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CONCERNING ASPECTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO OPERATIONS, INCLUDING THE PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES TRAINED
All Agilent employees participate in the annual required training in the Standards of Business Conduct which outlines expectations for dealing with customers, suppliers, and conduct in the workplace.
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.
TOTAL NUMBER OF INCIDENTS OF DISCRIMINATION AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN
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OPERATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT SUPPLIERS IDENTIFIED IN WHICH THE RIGHT TO EXERCISE FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING MAY BE AT SIGNIFICANT RISK, AND ACTIONS TAKEN TO SUPPORT THESE RIGHTS
Agilent is unaware of any operations and significant suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk. Agilent endorses the concept and right to exercise freedom of association as Agilent subscribes to UN Declaration of Human Rights and complies with the California Transparency Act in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (CTISCA).
OPERATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT SUPPLIERS IDENTIFIED AS HAVING SIGNIFICANT RISK FOR INCIDENTS OF CHILD LABOR, AND MEASURES TAKEN TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ELIMINATION OF CHILD LABOR
Agilent requires supplier compliance to human rights regulations throughout their operations (including but not limited to the operations of their own suppliers and any permitted sub-contractors) in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the "UN Guiding Principles"). Agilent has established a Supplier Code of Conduct Policy to list expectations regarding adherence to labor laws and regulations.
Agilent conducts random onsite surveys of suppliers for compliance with Agilent's Supplier Code of Conduct Policy. In cases where there are issues with adherence to Agilent's supplier expectations, corrective actions are implemented and monitored by Agilent's third-party auditor DEKRA. All corrective actions were completed in FY15.
Agilent is unaware of any operations or suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor. For more information, see Agilent Supplier Expectations.
OPERATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT SUPPLIERS IDENTIFIED AS HAVING SIGNIFICANT RISK FOR INCIDENTS OF FORCED OR COMPULSORY LABOR, AND MEASURES TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF FORCED OR COMPULSORY LABOR
Agilent is unaware of any operations and significant suppliers having a significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor.
Agilent has an established Supplier Environmental, Health, Safety and Social Responsibility program as well as a Supplier Code of Conduct Policy which applies to all suppliers. In addition, Agilent complies with the California Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2010, Conventions 105 and 111 of International Labor Organization and the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Agilent also requires supplier compliance to human rights throughout their operations (including but not limited to the operations of their own suppliers and any permitted sub-contractors) in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the "UN Guiding Principles"). Agilent conducts random onsite surveys of suppliers for compliance with Agilent's Supplier Code of Conduct Policy. In cases where there are issues with adherence to Agilent's supplier expectations, corrective actions are implemented and monitored by Agilent's third party auditor DEKRA. All corrective actions were completed in FY15.
PERCENTAGE OF SECURITY PERSONNEL TRAINED IN THE ORGANIZATION'S POLICIES OR PROCEDURES CONCERNING ASPECTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO OPERATIONS
Agilent has outsourced its security to a globally renowned company in this field. This external company trains its employees in human rights issues, especially in the area of use of force, and also addresses this subject in its security officer handbook.
TOTAL NUMBER OF INCIDENTS OF VIOLATIONS INVOLVING RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND ACTION TAKEN
There were no violations of rights of indigenous people.
PERCENTAGE AND TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO HUMAN RIGHTS REVIEWS AND/OR IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
Agilent is unaware of any operations that have been subjected to human rights reviews or impact assessments.
PERCENTAGE OF NEW SUPPLIERS THAT WERE SCREENED USING HUMAN RIGHTS CRITERIA
One hundred percent of Agilent's supplier contracts include a reference to third-party audits. Agilent has the right to audit all suppliers for compliance with the Agilent Supplier Code of Conduct Policy. We employ an independent third party to audit and evaluate our suppliers' compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct Policy, including monitoring each supplier's compliance with all applicable labor laws governing forced labor, slavery, and human trafficking, as set forth in the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. Agilent also requires that its suppliers comply with human rights obligations throughout their operations (including but not limited to the operations of their own suppliers and any permitted sub-contractors) in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the "UN Guiding Principles"). Agilent has a zero tolerance policy for violations. Agilent has an established Supplier Environmental, Health, Safety, and Social Responsibility (EHSSR) program as well as a Supplier Code of Conduct Policy which applies to all suppliers.
Agilent conducts random onsite surveys of suppliers for compliance with Agilent's Supplier Code of Conduct Policy. In cases where there are issues with adherence to Agilent's supplier expectations, corrective actions are implemented and monitored by Agilent's third-party auditor DEKRA. In 2015 DEKRA performed 19 onsite audits of Agilent-identified suppliers in Malaysia, China, South Korea, Mexico, and the United States. These sites were found to be in compliance with, or have been provided corrective actions to become compliant with, Agilent's stated EHSSR program. All corrective actions were completed in FY15.
SIGNIFICANT ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL NEGATIVE HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACTS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND ACTIONS TAKEN
Agilent is unaware of any actual and potential negative human rights impact in our supply chain.
NUMBER OF GRIEVANCES RELATED TO HUMAN RIGHTS FILED, ADDRESSED, AND RESOLVED THROUGH FORMAL GRIEVANCE MECHANISMS
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