Form SD— Specialized Disclosure Report
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, California
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the person to contact in connection with this report.)
Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:
ü Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2015.
Section 1 - Conflict Minerals Disclosure
ITEM 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
Agilent Technologies, Inc. (“Agilent,” the “Company,” “we,” or “our”) is filing this Form SD pursuant to Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for the reporting period January 1 to December 31, 2015.
Agilent is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, providing application focused solutions that include instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow.
This Form SD should be read in conjunction with the definitions contained in the Securities and Exchange Commission instructions to Form SD and related rules. “Conflict minerals” refers to four specific metals regardless of their country of origin or whether they are used to finance or benefit armed conflict: tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold.
With respect to conflict minerals necessary to the functionality of products manufactured by Agilent, or contracted by Agilent to be manufactured, and required to be reported on Form SD for 2015, we conducted a reasonable country of origin inquiry concerning the source and chain of custody of the conflict minerals and performed supply chain due diligence.
Description of Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (“RCOI”)
Because of our size, the complexity of our products, and the depth, breadth, and constant evolution of our supply chain, it is difficult to identify material sources upstream from our direct suppliers. We rely on our direct material suppliers to provide information on the origin of the conflict minerals contained in components, materials and assemblies supplied to us - including sources of conflict minerals that are supplied to them from lower-tier suppliers.
In undertaking our RCOI, we conducted a targeted survey of our strategic and core direct material suppliers, utilizing the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (“CFSI”) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“CMRT”) version 4.0 or later. Our direct material supply chain personnel worked directly with our suppliers, requesting their responses to the questions in the CFSI CMRT with respect to their 2015 sales to Agilent. Suppliers’ CMRTs were evaluated for completeness, accuracy of information and consistency in the responses to questions and smelter lists. The CFSI database was utilized as part of the assurance process. Suppliers were contacted in regards to CMRTs which contained errors and/or omissions, and were requested to resubmit a corrected CMRT. This process occurred during the fourth calendar quarter of 2015 and first calendar quarter of 2016.
We believe this is a reasonable approach as it allowed us to canvas suppliers who represent the majority of our direct material expenditures in 2015.
This Form SD, including our Conflict Minerals Report, is available on Agilent’s web site at http://www.investor.agilent.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=103274&p=irol-sec
We are not incorporating by reference the contents of our web site into this Form SD.
Item 1.02 Exhibit
Agilent has included its Conflict Minerals Report as Exhibit 1.01 to this Form SD.
SECTION 2 - EXHIBITS
Item 2.01 Exhibits
Exhibit 1.01 - Conflict Minerals Report as required by Items 1.01 and 1.02 of Form SD.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the duly authorized undersigned.
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
/s/ Michael Tang
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Date: May 26, 2016