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At Applied Materials, we value a Culture of Inclusion based on diversity, equity and belonging.
We celebrate different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences knowing they help build stronger, more resilient teams. We engage leaders and employees through robust training and development programs designed to identify and eliminate systemic barriers to inclusion. We actively recruit diverse talent and invest in building an inclusive, diverse talent pipeline.
Diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Our talent reflects a broad spectrum of cultures, backgrounds, ages, genders and ethnicities.
FY2021 U.S. Workforce Gender, Ethnicity and Race Representation by Employee Level
WOMEN IN ENGINEERING TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Applied’s two-year career development, skill building, mentoring and networking program supporting the career growth of female technical talent at Applied.
NEW COLLEGE GRADUATE AND INTERN PROGRAMS
Applied seeks out diverse talent from leading colleges and universities with strong engineering and science programs and provides hands-on industry experience and insights.
Applied Materials actively recruits talent from the US military, and is consistently ranked a Military Friendly® Employer, exceeding all benchmark standards.
Fostering personal and professional development for all of its workforces through a vast array of onsite resources and online platforms that promote career development, improve overall motivation and help employees manage every stage of their careers.
The Applied Global University (AGU) is a tool for organizing eLearning content in one location and making it available to employees at any time. The AGU platform also tracks learner progress and performance, informs staff of compliance regulations and updates, and integrates social learning experiences.
The health and safety of our workforce, suppliers and customers is our highest priority.
We follow or exceed all regulatory requirements relevant and applicable to the health and safety performance of our operations, processes and products.
To ensure safety is prioritized, many of our factories employ 6S, a lean manufacturing concept that empowers employees to assess and enhance functionality and safety in their work areas. After introducing 6S in 2019, injury rates fell by 35% in our semiconductor manufacturing operations.
To keep our employees healthy and informed, we maintained elevated on-site safety protocols and proactively communicated the evolution of those protocols as the Delta and Omicron variants surged and waned. We offered a suite of health and wellness benefits to address our people’s physical and mental needs and maintained programs to support work-from-home where feasible.
Applied’s commitment to protecting human rights wherever we do business is formalized in our Human Rights Statement of Principles.
In 2021-22, we conducted a human rights salience assessment to identify and prioritize potential human rights risks, impacts and opportunities related to our business. We will share the assessment results in our 2022 Sustainability Report.