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Symantec Receives Top Honors for Acterra Environmental Practices in Sustainability Award

Symantec Recognized In Areas of Business Processes, Environmental and Social Equity

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 31, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that the company has been awarded Acterra’s 2011 Business Environmental Award for large-company environmental sustainability. The award celebrates Symantec’s model program that encompasses all three tenants of sustainability: Business processes, environment and social equity.

“Thanks to thoroughly integrated, solid and well-documented sustainability frameworks, processes and global programs, Symantec Corporation has mastered a rare achievement: It has successfully managed to fully embed sustainability into its business,” said Christine Kohl-Zaugg, judging committee chair, Business Environmental Awards. “Hallmarks of Symantec’s award-winning application includes exemplary leadership from top executives, combined with strong environmental programs such as green IT, aggressive greenhouse gas commitment, LEED certified green buildings, and committed green teams. A new leader in the sustainability arena, Symantec Corporation is a company to learn from.”

Acterra’s Business Environmental Awards is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs. Initiated in 1990, it is considered a heavyweight among award programs due to its rigorous application and judging process. Awardees must demonstrate environmental commitment and prove that their programs are “setting the bar” in corporate environmental leadership.

“This is a significant achievement for Symantec, and we are very honored to be recognized for our global commitment to minimizing the environmental impacts of our business,” said Cecily Joseph, director of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec. “In order for our environmental programs to be effective, sustainability must remain a corporate priority at the top levels of the company. We must maintain a commitment to continuous improvement and seek to encourage the participation of employees at all levels of the company. Recognition from renowned organizations like Acterra validates that Symantec is on the right path.”

Symantec will be honored at the 2011 Business Environmental Awards Reception on Thursday, June 2nd at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto. For information on the award, please visit

About Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet

About Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Acterra is a non-profit organization with a 41-year history of environmental programming in and around Silicon Valley. Acterra involves and educates individuals, businesses and communities to take action against global warming, restore natural habitats, and cultivate environmental leaders for the future. For more information visit

About Symantec

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