BAE Systems

“I am proud to share our first ever BAE Systems, Inc. DEI report, titled A Decade of Progress. Throughout this document you can learn more about our commitment to DEI and how we live it daily through our actions and achievements, development opportunities and tools, community investments, partnerships, and employee resource groups. This report is also an important step in increasing transparency around our long-term goals and holding ourselves accountable for achieving them.”

Tom Arseneault, President and CEO, BAE Systems, Inc.
 
 
Message from Ruchi A message from Ruchi Jalla, VP, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Our DEI Journey

 
Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a core component of our business. Since our inception we have been on a journey to build a culture within our company that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. From the launch of our Warrior Integration Program in 2008 to the introduction of benefits like Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance, we have always been and will continue to be committed to supporting employees bringing their full selves to work. These are some highlights from the last decade of our DEI Journey:
 
Our DEI Journey
 

Our People

 
Age distribution by generation
 
 
 

Our People - Gender

 
 
 
From 2015 to 2020, the percentage of women in leadership positions increased from 14.3% to 18.3%. This represents a 25% growth for White women (12.3% to 15.4%) and 45% growth for women of color (2.0% to 2.9%).
 
In the United States, our percentage of women overall and in manager roles is in line with the broader aerospace and defense industry. We exceed many of our industry peers in our percentage of women on the Executive Team.
Our People - Gender
 

Our People - Race/Ethnicity

 
 
 
 
From 2015 to 2020, the percentage of people of color in leadership (including senior leaders and subset of managers in director roles) grew 26% from 8.9% to 11.2%. Our greatest gains were for Black leaders at 71% growth (1.7% to 2.9%).
 
In the United States, people of color make up 25.6% of our workforce. While our overall percentage of Black employees is in line with the broader aerospace and defense industry, we are working to increase representation of Black employees and all others employees in underrepresented groups at Senior Leadership and Executive Team levels.
Our People -  Race Ethnicity
 
 
 

Our People – Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities

 
The percentage of employees identifying as Veterans has steadily increased from 2015-2020 (15.4% to 16.6%), and we hire an average of 100 veterans each month. We continually look for ways to encourage self-identification through Veteran recognition programs, in partnership with our Veterans’ Support Network ERG and our senior leaders.
 
Our People - Veterans
The percentage of employees identifying as having a disability has steadily increased from 2015-2020 (8.5% to 9.2%) and is in line with representation across the broader aerospace and defense industry.
 
 
 
Our People - Disabilities