Ethical business conduct is a fundamental element of what makes BAE Systems a company we are all proud to work for. We have all worked hard to build a reputation as a responsible and ethical business.
Our challenge is to maintain those same high standards of business conduct going forward. We all face challenges in the workplace. I encourage you to take the opportunity provided by this training to talk through those challenges, and consider how they might be overcome. Treat today as a moment to reflect on how you and your team work together. The scenarios contained in this training are designed to start discussions on the actual concerns we face in our working lives.
Many of the decisions we face are complex, and sometimes it feels like there is no right answer. Wherever possible, take the time to reflect on those difficult decisions. It may be that, on occasion, the single best thing you can do is to speak up and ask for help. I am personally committed to creating an environment in which people can raise issues without fear of retribution, and in the knowledge that their concerns will be fully looked into.
Our business conduct really matters to me, and to all of my leadership team. A reputation for behaving ethically is hard-won and easily lost. The success of our Company depends on not just what we do, but how we do it. And so I urge you all to take full advantage of this session to raise the issues that are important to you, and to all of us.
Scenario 1 - For the good of the team
An employee's password is shared with a colleague who then uses it improperly, leading to serious consequences.
Scenario 2 - Keep it in the family
Concerns are raised with a line manager interviewing a relative for a vacancy.
Scenario 3 - Under pressure
An employee is not sure whether to report an incident as the site approaches a key milestone.
Scenario 4 - A simple solution
Trying to meet a customer need leads to additional risks.
Scenario 5 - Transition troubles
A new employee is treated unprofessionally by several employees on the team.
Scenario 6 - Everyone else's problem
A manager under stress makes unreasonable demands from his team.