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Sustainability Report 2021 36 Sustainability Report 2021 Applied Inclusion: It Starts with Me While leaders play a central role in driving organizational change, making that change sustainable takes everyone, at every level of our global enterprise. It means embracing change as a philosophy, not just tweaking the tactics and strategies of the past. At its most basic level, it’s about breaking the cycle of looks-like-me hiring, going beyond expectations of background, education and experience to see new possibilities. However, DEI has to be more holistic than just talent, embracing an expansive and empathetic mindset that not only sees but seeks the value in difference and works toward that ideal in everything we do, including: > Identifying more diverse suppliers > Respecting and celebrating all individuals > Creating safe spaces where all voices can be heard > Reinventing our culture to value a healthier work/life balance > Embedding that culture of respect, empathy, and collaboration across our strategy and business processes 2021 Global Culture of Inclusion Summit While the definition of diversity may vary from country to country, the concepts of equity and inclusion are universal and set us up for a future of greater collaboration, innovation, and financial performance. That was the message of our October 2021 virtual Global Culture of Inclusion Summit, which netted the participation of more than 2,800 global employees and contingent workers. Around the world, from the U.S. and Europe to China, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, Applied’s teams hosted speakers and local training on topics such as developing an inclusive mindset, learning and operationalizing the traits of Inclusive Leadership, overcoming multi-generational issues, reducing identity-covering in the workplace, and becoming an LGBTQIA+ ally. Featured speakers at the summit included: > Pulitzer-winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson (The Warmth of Other Suns, Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents) > Veteran astronaut Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic and second female director of the Johnson Space Center > Retired Army General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command and U.S. forces in Afghanistan > Lori N. McKenzie, lead strategist for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Stanford Graduate School of Business and cofounder of the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab 36 INTRODUCTION PURPOSE PEOPLE Recruiting and Hiring Our Culture of Inclusion Learning and Development Employee Safety and Support During COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Human Rights PLANET PROGRESS

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