We are proud not just of what we do, but how we do it – from developing innovative products and services and investing in our people and future workforce to giving our customers the best possible service. We are a premier international technology defence, aerospace and security company. We are committed to working to high ethical, safety and environmental standards, retaining and attracting a diverse and talented workforce and making a positive contribution to the countries and communities in which we operate.

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.

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How our business works

How we deliver is just as important as what we deliver. We cannot achieve our vision to be the premier international defence, aerospace and security company unless we commit to high ethical standards.

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Our people

Our employees are integral to our success. To attract and retain the best and brightest people, we must make BAE Systems a stimulating, safe and inclusive place to work.

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Trust and integrity

Trust is one of our core three values and we are committed to being as transparent as possible taking into account commercial, security and legal restrictions / considerations.

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Resource efficiency

We use our engineering expertise to improve resource efficiency and make our business and products more sustainable.

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Suppliers and supply chain

Strong business relationships with our major suppliers is key to our mutual success. Suppliers are often part of our team and we expect them to meet our own high standards.

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Useful links

Find out how to contact our Ethics Helpline, read summaries of some of our key policies - including our Code of Conduct, and much more.