The Boeing Company is committed to fostering an environment where integrity is valued and forms the foundation for every decision. This environment includes a culture in which open and honest communication is expected and employees at all levels appreciate and understand the importance of demonstrating highly ethical behavior.
Although maintaining ethical behavior is woven throughout our daily communications and activities, the company conducts three mandatory and educational activities annually as reminders about our commitment to ethics and business conduct standards at Boeing. Annual activities include Recommitment to Ethics, Code of Conduct and the Ethics Challenge.
The Recommitment to Ethics event is a designated time for employees to gather as a team to recommit to the Boeing values and to discuss personal, co-worker and customer responsibilities. Recommitment is led by senior executives and includes leadership affirmation and participation at all levels of the organization.
The Boeing Code of Conduct certification occurs annually. Employees certify once a year that they will adhere to the Code of Conduct, which outlines the ethical business conduct required of employees in the performance of their company responsibilities. Individuals certify that they will not engage in conduct or activity that may raise questions as to the company's honesty, impartiality or reputation or otherwise cause embarrassment to the company, among other things.
The annual Ethics Challenge training educates employees about situations they might face in daily business using specific case scenarios. Participants answer questions about ethical dilemmas; then learn which is the best answer and why. This training, which is administered by managers, is typically completed in a group setting.