sustainability reports

For more information about our sustainable business practices, read the previous HARMAN sustainability reports:

The world continues to change, and the cost of inaction is clear - As 'One HARMAN' we are committed to ensuring we all thrive responsibly and sustainably - Our actions today will echo into tomorrow.

— Michael Mauser, President and Chief Executive Officer at HARMAN International

Sound Purpose

Our Sound Purpose platform anchors our sustainability strategic pillars around infusing purpose into all areas of our business. Acting as OneHARMAN, and speaking with a united voice, elev​​​ating Sound Purpose builds our credibility as responsible corporate citizens to both internal and external stakeholders. ​​

The Responsible Use of Energy, Emissions and Waste

Sustainability has been embedded within HARMAN's core values and DNA for many years, and it is an important growth driver that's shaping HARMAN's future as well. Sound Purpose is HARMAN's global ESG platform that enables our employees and our business to thrive sustainably and responsibly.​

As part of our commitment to sustainability overall, we have an actionable plan to hold ourselves and our stakeholders accountable for reaching these ambitious goals: ​​

  • Reduce Emissions: HARMAN is on track to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions 40% by 2025
  • From 2019 to 2021 operational emissions decreased by approximately 13%
  • We have Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) Aligned emissions reduction targets
  • Renewable Electricity: HARMAN committed 100% renewable electricity in all of our manufacturing factories by 2025 and reached this significant milestone more than three years early.
  • Amplify Progress, our supply chain sustainability engagement platform aims to achieve 100% renewable electricity use across our top 200 suppliers by 2025
  • ​Less Waste: HARMAN has introduced numerous product lines made from sustainability sourced and recycled materials and has a goal to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill. 

Optimizing Product Development and Packaging

HARMAN seeks to responsibly develop innovations that benefit society, consumers and customers with purpose.

Whether on the road or around the home, the goals of reducing energy costs, protecting the environment and conserving precious natural resources are vital. At the same time, consumers want the best possible experience from the products they purchase. HARMAN delivers on all fronts.

We innovate our product development and packaging practices to reduce power consumption, weight and heat generation without sacrificing performance or quality.​

Infinity Lab

Supporting and Protecting our Most Valuable Assets

Our vision is simple and clear: to be a best-in-class employer delivering innovative products and experiences for our customers. Our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion creates a stronger and more collaborative cultural environment.

We relate to each other better and pull from our different backgrounds through diversifying our talent pipeline, allyship, and inclusion throughout our employee community.​

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Inspiring change through Service and Giving

Through our global cause initiative, HARMAN Inspired, we support partners who focus on Music education; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

​We also activate our global employee community to engage in their local communities to initiate change and give back.​

HARMAN Inspired
Inspiring change through Service and Giving