STAMFORD, CT – HARMAN International Industries (NYSE:HAR), the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group, today released its 2014 Sustainability Report, providing details on actions and measures the Company has taken to support the social and ecological missions of the organization, its customers and the communities it serves.

“This report illustrates HARMAN’s successful execution against our mission to be a best-in-class employer and provider of technology solutions that are beneficial to the long-term well-being of the people and communities we serve,” said Dinesh Paliwal, Chairman, President and CEO of HARMAN. “We are encouraged by the progress we have made against our own benchmarks and those of the business community at large and determined to improve and increase our efforts in all areas of the Company.”

Highlights from HARMAN’s 2014 report include progress against several core initiatives:

  • Design and build superior audio and infotainment solutions for our customers, in a manner that reflects our commitment to the environment;
  • Improve HARMAN’s environmental performance within its own operations;
  • Make sound investments in our people and communities; and
  • Generate shareholder value responsibly.

In 2014, HARMAN’s Executive Council established a Sustainability Council, appointing key managers who represent the Company’s business units and corporate functions. The Sustainability Council oversees the development and execution of HARMAN’s sustainability strategy, including measurement and reporting across all divisions.

The full 2014 Sustainability Report, compiled using the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 framework as a guide, is available at


HARMAN ( designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.  HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.  The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.