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Human Rights and Responsible Sourcing

Symantec is committed to respecting human rights wherever we do business around the globe. We believe in the importance of upholding human rights, including the rights to privacy and freedom of expression as well as human rights in the supply chain. We are engaging with our stakeholders to continually refine our approach and related policies and practices.
Our Human Rights Policy statement builds on our commitment to uphold the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact and is aligned with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Privacy and Freedom of Expression

As a company operating in the information communications and technology (ICT) space, we must consider all the ways our software and services are used. To the degree that there is a potential for misuse of our technologies, our responsibility is to be aware of and advocate against these abuses, and to the degree possible, implement safeguards to prevent them.
As the world’s information security leader, Symantec follows a rigorous privacy policy to protect our customer’s information. Read more about our privacy policy in the Your Information page.

Responsible Sourcing

Symantec promotes responsible operation not only in our own operations, but also throughout our supply chain.
Our Global Supply Chain and Fulfillment Code of Conduct and Global Supplier Code of Conduct are based upon the guidance set forth in the ISO 26000 social responsibility standard, and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct. Both codes require our suppliers to adhere to stringent labor, ethics, environmental, and health and safety criteria.
Symantec also evaluates human rights risks and opportunities in its supply chain through rotating country audits across its regional operations. These measures help ensure the integrity and transparency of Symantec’s product and service supply chain, and help us more closely adhere to the principles set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human rights.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted a rule under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires companies to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain conflict minerals that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or other Covered Countries. We support the aims and objectives of the U.S. legislation on the supply of conflict minerals as stated in our Conflict Minerals Policy.

Supplier Diversity

Symantec recognizes the value and importance of diversity as a distinct business advantage. As such, we have established a diverse network of suppliers to provide the support, services, and products our company needs to operate successfully. We are committed to continually enhancing our methods of outreach to existing and potential new diverse suppliers and to identifying opportunities for their continued growth.
Symantec outsources 100 percent of the U.S. manufacturing of our consumer, availability, and enterprise software products to a certified Minority Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprise, a subcontract that is valued at over four percent of Symantec's annual U.S. qualified spend on suppliers.
Approximately 40 percent of Symantec’s active suppliers in the company’s U.S. Operating Units are small or diverse suppliers.
To register your organization with our Supplier Diversity Program, please provide the following information to Supplier Diversity:
  • Company Info (Name, Address, Contact Numbers, etc)
  • Contact Name and Number
  • Nature of Business/NAICS Code(s)
  • Classification Types (SBE, WBE, VOBE, etc)
Please attach capability statement if available. Also, if your company is 3rd Party certified, please remember to include a copy of that certification(s).

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