Agilent Suppliers

Engaging Our Suppliers on Net Zero

We all have a role to play in limiting planetary warming to levels that avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To that end, Agilent has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with an interim goal of reducing scope 3 emissions at least 30 percent by 2030. To achieve this goal, we also need the help of our suppliers.

Agilent suppliers make up a large share of scope 3 emissions, which includes purchased goods and services. For this reason, Agilent is setting expectations for our suppliers to commit alongside us so that we can jointly achieve our decarbonization goals.

Our work on reducing emissions together is critical for a few reasons.

First, Agilent’s stakeholders increasingly expect us and other companies to aggressively reduce emissions.

Second, net-zero commitments have become a business necessity as some customers will only buy from companies that have committed to net zero. It’s also a prerequisite to qualify for certain government contracts.

Finally, we’re also working toward net-zero emissions because it aligns with our mission to improve the quality of life. We are conducting engagement sessions with our suppliers throughout the year to collaborate on sustainable supply chain operations.

Below are our expectations of our suppliers:

Beginning in 2024, Agilent will update our supplier performance management process to include the key criteria of environmental and sustainability.

  • Supplier Carbon Emission assessment: Suppliers should respond to the yearly carbon emission questionnaire requested by Agilent to help provide the baseline of the carbon maturity across our supplier base and help track progress of our suppliers on their decarbonization journey.
  • Agilent expects suppliers to adopt practices aligned with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, disclose their data, and show their progress. This includes demonstrating commitment to build plans around reducing the environmental impact of their operations globally and sharing on progress. (e.g.: Use renewable energy for your operations whenever feasible, baseline Scope 1 & 2 emissions, reduce waste, etc.). By end of 2025, all key suppliers of Agilent (strategic/core/preferred) must have established decarbonization goals/targets and share their progress annually.
  • By end of 2030, all key suppliers of Agilent (strategic/core/preferred) must have net zero and publicly disclose commitment. GHG emission reduction targets (Scope 1, 2 and 3) must be aligned with Agilent or encouragingly more ambitious than Agilent, which includes signing up publicly to SBTi or equivalent carbon reduction targets, demonstrating progress.

Learn more about our path to net zero, our validated net-zero emissions targets, and our ESG program.

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