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About this Report

This website represents Symantec’s second full corporate responsibility report, covering a reporting period corresponding to the company’s fiscal year 2010 (April 2009 to March 2010). Symantec publishes a full report every two years, with updates in alternate years. Archived reports are available on the Corporate Responsibility News and Reports page.
The data provided in this report reflects Symantec's global operations, unless otherwise noted. One significant change in our reporting regards the calculation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As we became members of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leaders program in FY10, we are now calculating corporate-wide GHG emissions using the Climate Leaders GHG Inventory Guidance. This Guidance is based on the existing GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Because we are now tracking more sources of emissions under the Climate Leaders goal setting and tracking protocols, Symantec will re-state its GHG reduction goal with a Climate Leaders-endorsed goal in FY11.
We did not seek external assurance for the report. As in years past, however, we have benefited from the advice and counsel of an external stakeholder advisory panel that comprises experts in fields relating to Symantec’s material issues. Panel members have provided an unedited commentary on this report and Symantec’s reporting process.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage, and systems management solutions. Symantec helps customers—from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations—secure and manage their information, technology infrastructures, and related processes against more risks at more points.