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Goals and Progress

Culture of Inclusion
Human Rights
Occupational Health & Safety


  • Increase women's representation at Applied in U.S. to 21% by 2021
  • Increase women's representation at Applied globally
  • Increase underrepresented minorities' representation in our U.S. workforce


  • Increased by 0.7 percentage points to a total of 20.2%; we are working to address this shortfall
  • Increased by 0.4 percentage points to a total of 17.8%
  • Increased by 0.9 percentage points to a total of 14.2%


  • Publish a Human Rights Statement of Principles by 2021



  • Maintain total case incident rate (TCIR) at 0.46% or below


  • We met this target, achieving a TCIR of 0.31%

Culture of Inclusion

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.

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Our People Snapshot

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Our talent reflects a broad spectrum of cultures, backgrounds, ages, genders, and ethnicities.

FY2020 U.S. Workforce Gender, Ethnicity and Race Representation by Employee Level

*Underrepresented Minorities
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Featured Stories


Applied’s two-year career development, skill building, mentoring and networking program supporting the career growth of female technical talent at Applied.

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Applied seeks out diverse talent from leading colleges and universities with strong engineering and science programs and provides hands-on industry experience and insights.

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Applied Materials actively recruits talent from the U.S. military, and is consistently ranked a Military Friendly® Employer, exceeding all benchmark standards.

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Innovation Starts with Learning

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.

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Employee Training Courses

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.


Occupational Health and Safety

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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we added to these protections with additional detailed safety and health protocols to protect employees at our sites and working at customer sites, as well as supporting the health and safety of workers working from home.

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Applied Materials ISO Certifications

Protecting Employees During COVID-19

Applied executed a comprehensive response globally where we operate, implementing strict safety protocols in our facilities, labs, and logistics centers, offering virtual physician and wellness visits and on-campus vaccinations at our medical and training center, and supporting and enabling remote work where feasible.

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Human Rights

Applied is committed to protecting human rights and conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner.

Our commitment to protecting human rights wherever we do business is formalized in our new Human Rights Statement of Principles.