BAE Systems operates a clear decision-making framework and process to ensure it exports responsibly. Defence exports are restricted by law and by government licensing. In addition, the Company also applies its own standards for evaluating both defence and civil Export Opportunities to determine when it is appropriate to pursue trading in existing and potential export markets.
The Pursuit of Export Opportunities Policy, along with the Responsible Trading Principles and Product Trading Policy, are used to manage the pursuit of export opportunities.
The policy outlines what line leaders and functional leaders need to do, including consulting, assessments and authorisations, when considering export opportunities.