Code of Conduct and Key Policies Our global Code of Conduct is a clear statement of what we stand for and how we do business. It sets out the standards of business conduct we expect all our employees to live up to in everything they do, wherever they operate.   Code of Conduct Our Code includes practical guidance and examples to help employees deal with important ethical issues and is issued to all employees through a briefing session with their line manager. We regularly benchmark our code of conduct against other global companies to ensure it continues to meet best practice. Responsible trading principles Together with our Code of Conduct, we also have four Responsible Trading Principles that underpin all of our business activity. They include: We understand and support our customers’ national security and other requirements We assess carefully our products and services with the objective that neither BAE Systems nor our customers are exposed to significant reputational risk We work to BAE Systems’ Values in all that we do We are as open as practicable about the nature of our business. See more on how the principles are put into practice. Key Policies Detailed policies on specific issues support the implementation of our Code of Conduct and Responsible Trading Principles. The right hand links on this page (summaries of key policies) outline the key points of our policies related to business conduct.