Symantec's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report Reflects

Symantec's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report Reflects Progress on
Company Priorities 
Efforts Include Norton Cybersecurity Institute, UN Women's
Empowerment Principles, and Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 --  Symantec Corp.
(NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the release of its latest corporate
responsibility (CR) report reflecting progress on the environmental,
social and business issues that directly support the company's global
"To be effective, a CR strategy must be ingrained in the way Symantec
does business every day around the world," said Steve Bennett,
president, chief executive officer and chairman, Symantec.
"Symantec's focus on talented and engaged employees will enable us to
integrate socially and environmentally responsible practices across
all aspects of our business, allowing us to deliver long-term value
to our employees, customers, shareholders and society as a whole." A
video recording of Bennett's comments regarding Symantec's CR efforts
can be found here.  
"We are proud that Symantec continues to be recognized as a highly
responsible and trusted company by many of the world's leading
publications, market indices, and ranking organizations," said Cecily
Joseph, senior director of corporate responsibility and compliance.
"At the same time, we recognize that we have much work ahead of us,
and we look forward to making progress on our published goals. In
particular, our emphasis is on creating opportunities for women in
senior management, controlling our energy and greenhouse gas
footprint as the business grows, and deepening our commitment to
privacy practices and supporting cybercrime victims worldwide." 
Symantec's corporate responsibility efforts are driven by a number of
programs that directly impact the company's bottom line. The
company's focus on talent management is helping to attract and retain
a skilled, diverse workforce. Symantec's Norton Cybersecurity
Institute emphasizes online safety and cybercrime prevention efforts
to protect customers and the public-at-large while raising the
profile of a core competency for the company. Symantec's priority on
increasing the energy efficiency of its data center operations and IT
infrastructure has reduced costs
 and regulatory risks while
contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable environment. 
Symantec's progress with regards to CR issues is measured in three
areas of emphasis that include workforce sustainability, global
issues, and protecting information. Those three areas of emphasis are
characterized in Symantec's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report as: 
Our People (Employee satisfaction, talent management, gender and

--  From FY11 to FY12, internal training course completion rates increased
    by 27 percent
--  Symantec's Career Circuit program won a Brandon Hall Award of
    Excellence for "Best Results of a Learning Program"
--  Achieved a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate
    Equality Index for the 4th year in a row
--  Launched a Women's Empowerment Principles Key Stakeholder committee

The World (Climate change, responsible sourcing and human rights, and
corporate philanthropy) 

--  Decreased greenhouse gas emissions by four percent from 2008 baseline
    through increased data accuracy, real estate consolidation, reductions
    in air travel, and data center/lab efficiencies
--  Achieved the first LEED Certification for a Symantec building in
    India, bringing the total number of LEED certified facilities to 18
    (88 percent of all Symantec owned or long-leased facilities)
--  Achieved annual ENERGY STAR renewal for 12 facilities (62 percent of
    all Symantec owned or long-leased facilities)
--  Rolled out the Global Supply Chain Manufacturing and Fulfillment Code
    of Conduct to all Tier 1 supplier contracts, with auditing scheduled
    for the latter half of calendar year 2012
--  Launched a working group to align Symantec human rights policies with
    the principles set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
--  Total philanthropic giving reached nearly $24 million, including more
    than $19 million in software donations
--  Symantec employees volunteered more than 18,300 hours and donated more
    than $790,000 to charitable and community efforts

Your Information (Information security, cybercrime prevention, and

--  Launched the Norton Cybersecurity Institute to train law-enforcement
--  Launched new Symantec O3 cloud information protection platform
--  Expanded online safety to Android devices, giving parents visibility
    into what Web sites their children are visiting on the device
--  Rolled out new, streamlined global privacy policy and employee privacy
    policy programs
--  Appointed privacy champions to raise employee awareness and
    accountability regarding privacy

The Symantec 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report can be downloaded at The report follows
the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting
Guidelines at a GRI-Checked B+ Application level. More information
about the programs and goals described here can be found on
Symantec's Corporate Responsibility site. 
About Symantec 
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global leader in security, backup and availability solutions. Our
innovative products and services protect people and information in
any environment -- from the smallest mobile device, to the enterprise
data center, to cloud-based systems. Our world-renowned expertise in
protecting data, identities and interactions gives our customers
confidence in a connected world. More information is available at or by connecting with Symantec at: 
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for products is preliminary and all future release dates are
tentative and are subject to change. Any future release of the
product or planned modifications to product capability,
functionality, or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by
Symantec, and may or may not be implemented and should not be
considered firm commitments by Symantec and should not be relied upon
in making purchasing decisions. 
Cris Paden
Symantec Corp.
Shelby Watts
Weber Shandwick
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