Corporate Responsibility | BAE Systems | International

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Corporate Responsibility

Creating a successful and sustainable business requires more than financial results. The Company places great importance not just on what we do, but how we do it. Responsible business is embedded within the Company’s Strategy and is supported across the business via our Corporate Responsibility (CR) agenda.

Our Ethics Programme

Our Ethics Programme Video

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.

A Leader's guide is provided to facilitate training

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.

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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.

Code of Conduct

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.

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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.

GCS Employees

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.

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Environmental sustainability

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.

BAE Systems staff storing equipment, Queensland

Working with suppliers

We spend more than £10 billion a year with approximately 25,000 suppliers around the world. 

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Product stewardship

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.

Employees volunteer to improve community garden

Supporting communities

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.

Dick Olver speaking at the launch of Skills 2020

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.