Our Ethics Programme
An overview of our ethics programme, highlighting how we continue to embed our programme internationally, drive the right behaviours by supporting employees in making ethical decisions and embedding responsible business practices.
What we stand for
Clear governance structures and visible leadership play a vital role in embedding CR throughout the Company. Learn how we manage CR, report on progress and engage with external stakeholders.
How our business works
We operate in five principle markets -Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, the UK and US. Combined with regional locations. We also export products and services. Learn how CR is embedded in our decision making and throughout our business.
Meeting high ethical standards
Our Code of Conduct, ethics training programme and Ethics Helpline gives practical guidance and examples to help employees deal with important ethical issues.
We want to make sure that every one of our employees – returns home safely at the end of each day. We give employees training and tools to help them do this.
Investing in our people
Our employees are highly skilled with the engineering and technical know-how we need to support our business. Learn more about how we attract and retain top talent by making BAE Systems a great place to work.
As a major manufacturer, our operations have a significant impact on the environment through the energy and resources we use and the waste we generate. We are working to reduce the environmental impact of our operations and helping our customers and suppliers do the same.
Working with suppliers
We spend more than £10 billion a year with approximately 25,000 suppliers around the world. We buy a wide range of major equipment, services, materials and components that contribute to our products and services for customers.
We work to reduce our products’ environmental impacts at every stage of their life cycle – from concept, design and manufacture through to use and disposal. Learn more about how we are providing support for customers to maintain products while they are in use and dispose of them at end-of-life.
Charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations make a hugely valuable contribution to society. Learn more about how we support their work through donations, sponsorships and employees fundraising.
Investing in education
We believe it is vital to help and encourage more young people to consider a career in science and engineering. We support education and skills development in schools and colleges across the our global business.