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Goals and Progress

Culture of Inclusion
Occupational Health & Safety


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


  • Increased representation to 21% in calendar year 2021 (20.8% in FY21), achieving our goal
  • Increased representation from 17.8% to 18.1% (+0.3pp)
  • Increased representation from 14.2% to 16.4% (+2.2pp)


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


  • Achieved a TCIR of 0.45 (industry TCIR was 0.70, based on U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 Injury and Illness Rates)



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.

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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.

To ensure safety is prioritized, many of our factories employ 6S, a lean manufacturing concept that empowers employees to assess and enhance functionality and safety in their work areas. After introducing 6S in 2019, injury rates fell by 35% in our semiconductor manufacturing operations.

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Applied Materials ISO Certifications



Protecting Employees During COVID-19

To keep our employees healthy and informed, we maintained elevated on-site safety protocols and proactively communicated the evolution of those protocols as the Delta and Omicron variants surged and waned. We offered a suite of health and wellness benefits to address our people’s physical and mental needs and maintained programs to support work-from-home where feasible.

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Human Rights

Applied’s commitment to protecting human rights wherever we do business is formalized in our Human Rights Statement of Principles.

In 2021-22, we conducted a human rights salience assessment to identify and prioritize potential human rights risks, impacts and opportunities related to our business. We will share the assessment results in our 2022 Sustainability Report.