Supplier
due diligence

Suppliers and subcontractors
We use your information in order to administer and manage the relationship between the Company and the entity you represent or are employed by, which is a supplier or subcontractor of BAE Systems.
This Notice should be read in conjunction with the Overview and the Definitions, including, in particular, the table of categories of information.
 
Where the supplier or subcontractor is an individual, this Notice should be read in conjunction with our Credit Reporting Policy.
 

Supplier Due Diligence

 
What processing activities do you undertake that include my information?
 
Before we engage with any new supplier or subcontractor, we undertake due diligence to ensure that the supplier or subcontractor is appropriate and that any associated risk is identified and managed effectively. 
 
This includes, where relevant and appropriate, vetting activities for individuals associated with such suppliers or subcontractors.  These vetting activities may include anti-money laundering checks, anti-bribery and corruption checks, credit checks, identity fraud checks and criminal record checks (if and to the extent permitted by applicable laws). We may also check your qualifications.
 
What categories of information are included in these processing activities?
 
To run the processes set out above, we process identity information, contact information, business information, financial data and vetting data.
 
Depending on the checks carried out, this could include sensitive information (such as criminal records information, political affiliation and credit information) to the extent permitted by applicable laws.
 
What is the reason for these processing activities?
 
The Company needs to make decisions relating to the future of its business in order to preserve its business operations or grow its business.  These interests include the interests of the workforce as a whole and the BAE Systems customer base.
 
We undertake supplier due diligence in order to protect our business and to ensure that only appropriately qualified and suitable persons are engaged by the Company.
 
The Company further carries out these checks in order to comply with applicable laws.
 
To the extent that you did not get this information from me, how did you collect it?
 
The results of these checks will come from the Company's external suppliers and partners.   
 
We may also receive information from other sources as set out in this Notice.
 
In addition, we may also gather some information from publicly available sources. 
 
Who do you share this information with?
 
This information may be shared internally for the purposes described above and may, where necessary, be shared with our parent company BAE Systems Plc in the United Kingdom.
 
In addition, some of your information will be shared with our suppliers and/or customers as needed to complete the checks (including, without limitation, credit reporting bureaus and/or information service providers) and as otherwise set out in this Notice.