Report structure and purpose
This report covers our performance from July 2016 through June 2018. In March 2017, Samsung acquired HARMAN International Industries. As a result, HARMAN’s Fiscal Year schedule changed to a Calendar Year to match Samsung’s reporting cycle.
Our Approach to Reporting
In selecting content for inclusion in our 2018 report, HARMAN has utilized the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards as guidance to achieve transparency in reporting, adhering to Core “in accordance” disclosure.
The quality of information in this report enables our key stakeholders to make sound assessments of our sustainability performance from a balanced perspective. All aspects of HARMAN’s performance have been presented to enable readers to form a reasoned assessment of our overall performance.
In order to facilitate comparability between reports over time, methods and assumptions used to calculate data and prepare information are kept consistent and differences clearly explained. HARMAN did not employ a third-party agency or organization to provide external assurance for the 2018 Sustainability Report.
This report presents data for GRI Standard indicators that correspond to the material aspects as identified through our 2016 Materiality Assessment refresh and stakeholder engagement. We also present additional information not required by GRI or specifically identified in our 2016 Materiality Assessment. This includes certain environmental data and initiatives, community and social outreach, product innovations and other aspects that characterize our business.
Questions or comments about our 2018 Sustainability Report? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Corporate Communications with questions or comments: CorporateCommunications@harman.com.