We think about sustainability as a way to help our company, customers and communities endure and thrive for years to come.



Our sustainability vision is simple and clear: to be a b​est-i​​​​​n-class employer and provider of technology solutions that are beneficial to the long-term well-being of the people and communities we serve.​

​To realize the potential inherent in this vision, we must effectively manage today’s business challenges while setting ourselves, and our partners, up for future success. When HARMAN makes commitments, we intend to keep them. To be effective, we ensure that the targets we want to achieve with our sustainability initiatives can be measured and that we are fully transparent and accountable to all of our stakeholders.

Our mission is to create value for shareholders, customers, employees and communities. This requires that we incorporate environmental, social and economic considerations at every level of the organization. Instead of creating siloed functions or campaigns, we foster a culture of joint ownership across the HARMAN family. Sustainability simply becomes our way of doing business.

In this spirit, we brought people from across HARMAN together to form our first Sustainability Council. Appointed by HARMAN’s Executive Council, including our CEO, CFO and Group Presidents, Sustainability Council members represent key corporate functions across our three business units. Each member has a vested interest in improving the company’s sustainability strategy.

Sustainability Council member responsibilities include:

  • Setting short-term and long-term sustainability goals for the company
  • Leading execution of HARMAN sustainability initiatives to foster progress against those goals
  • Representing his/her respective business area in decision-making
  • Educating and inspiring employees to advance HARMAN’s sustainability goals
  • Driving data collection to measure progress within each business area for annual reporting purposes

Starting in FY2014, we began reporting according to the GRI protocols and will continue to report on our sustainability performance biennially. To visit the 2014 Harman Sustainability Report.