In selecting content for inclusion in our 2018 report, HARMAN has utilized the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards reporting principles as guidance to achieve transparency in reporting. Our report is prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.

The report aims to be comprehensive, providing a range of sustainability and corporate responsibility information in line with the global disclosure guidelines in the GRI Standards for sustainability reporting, and based on the specific nature of HARMAN’s global operations. 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 principle, this report covers HARMAN’s economic, social and environmental activities within the period from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018, with select EHS data presented for Calendar Year 2017 (January 1 to December 31, 2017). The scope of reporting covers manufacturing operations, corporate activities, supply chain, and product use by customers. Supplemental information on targets and initiatives prior to 2018 can be found in our 2016 Sustainability Report.

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 disclosures 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.

HARMAN supported the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) with respect to human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption through 2018. We committed to making the UNGC and its principles part of our business strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations.