The purpose of the Ethics and Business Conduct program is to:
- Communicate the Boeing Values and standards of ethical business conduct to employees
- Inform employees of company policies and procedures regarding ethical business conduct
- Establish companywide processes to assist employees in obtaining guidance and resolving questions regarding compliance with the company's standards of conduct and the Boeing Values
- Establish companywide criteria for ethics education and awareness programs
Company Policy POL-2 "Ethical Business Conduct"
POL-2 applies to all employees of The Boeing Company, including subsidiaries, contingent labor, consultants, and others acting for the company ("employees").
Boeing will conduct its business fairly, impartially, in an ethical and proper manner, in accordance with the company's values and Code of Conduct, and in full compliance with all laws and regulations. In the course of conducting company business, integrity must underlie all company relationships, including those with customers, suppliers, and communities and among employees. The highest standards of ethical business conduct and compliance are required of Boeing employees in performance of their company responsibilities. Employees must 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. Conduct that is prohibited under Boeing policy or does not comply with laws and regulations may not be accomplished on an employee's behalf by anyone outside the company.
All employees must sign and abide by the Boeing Code of Conduct, which requires that they understand the code, and ask questions, seek guidance, report suspected violations, and express concerns regarding compliance with this policy and the related procedures.
To support the requirement for complete and accurate financial records and reporting, all employees of the Finance organization have an additional Code of Conduct for Finance.
In addition, the Board of Directors of The Boeing Company has adopted a Code of Ethical Business Conduct that complies with the standards set forth in the New York Stock Exchange's corporate governance rules.
The Boeing Company will administer ethics and compliance programs to promote its commitment to integrity and values as set forth in the Boeing values and Code of Conduct and to ensure compliance with laws, rules, and regulations. These programs will inform employees of company policies and procedures regarding ethical business conduct and help them to resolve questions and to report suspected violations. Managers are responsible for supporting implementation of ethics and business conduct programs, and monitoring compliance to the company's values and ethical business conduct guidelines through such programs. Managers are responsible for creating an open and honest environment in which employees feel comfortable in bringing issues forward. Retaliation against employees who raise genuine concerns will not be tolerated.
How to Reach the Boeing Ethics Line
The Boeing Ethics Line listens to and acts on concerns expressed by employees and others about possible violations of company policies, laws, or regulations such as improper, or unethical business practices, and health, safety, and environmental issues. Employees are encouraged to communicate their concerns, as well as ask questions about ethical issues. The Ethics Line is available to all Boeing employees, in all payrolls, from anywhere in the company, including subsidiaries. It is also available to concerned individuals outside the company.
Toll free telephone: 1-888-970-7171
Each Boeing Business Unit has an Ethics Executive and Ethics Advisors assigned to provide guidance and answer questions regarding proper behavior in the workplace, business ethics issues, and the Boeing Values.