ments and contractual provisions and a system of internal safeguards to protect our proprietary information. Despite
these safeguards, there is a risk that competitors may obtain and use such information. The laws of foreign juris-
dictions in which we conduct business may provide less protection for confidential information than the U.S.
portfolio to compete successfully in the storage industry. For discussion of risks related to our ownership and use of
intellectual property, see Item 1A of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
the management and disposal of hazardous substances, and the cleanup of contaminated sites. Some of our operations
require environmental permits and controls to prevent and reduce air and water pollution. These permits are subject
to modification, renewal and revocation by issuing authorities. We believe that we have obtained or are in the process
of obtaining all necessary environmental permits for our operations.
pliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations and permits. We budget for operating and capital costs on an
ongoing basis to comply with environmental laws.
available information, including our voluntary monitoring activities, we do not believe that we have a current affirma-
tive legal obligation for any remedial action.
attract and retain such employees. Accordingly, we offer employee benefit programs which we believe are, in the
aggregate, competitive with those offered by our competitors.
subsidiaries in China has its own labor union of which many of each subsidiary's direct employees are members. Our
three manufacturing subsidiaries in China are not currently subject to collective bargaining agreements; however, the
government has required that they begin collective bargaining negotiations in calendar 2013. We consider our
employee relations to be good. For a discussion of risks related to our skilled employees, see Item 1A of this Annual
Report on Form 10-K.
tions 13(a) and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, are available on our Web site at
www.westerndigital.com, free of charge, as soon as reasonably practicable after the electronic filing of these reports
with, or furnishing of these reports to, the SEC. Any materials we file with the SEC are available at the SEC's Public
Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549. Additional information about the operation of the
Public Reference Room can also be obtained by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. In addition, the SEC maintains a
Web site at www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding
issuers that file electronically with the SEC, including us.