Speaking up is a cornerstone for building an open and accountable workplace culture. At Boeing, we believe that creating an environment where employees are comfortable raising issues and concerns without fear of retaliation enables openness which can lead to improved business performance and inspire greater innovation. Boeing maintains policies and procedures to encourage employees to report concerns and seek guidance, using confidential and, when preferred, anonymous methods, including contacting local ethics advisors, using toll-free phone numbers and accessing web-based portals. Retaliation against employees who raise concerns is not tolerated and is cause for appropriate corrective action, up to and including dismissal.
Boeing promotes awareness of the company’s reporting system and non-retaliation policies in recurrent employee communication, command media and posters that are displayed in high-traffic work areas across the enterprise. Managers also are asked to encourage speaking up within their own teams by using materials and resources developed by the ethics group to foster dialogue and increase openness. As part of the company’s Speaking Up initiative, managers and employees have access to a series of modules with supplemental team activities that emphasize the importance of speaking up, listening, and taking action. Electronic cards, or e-cards, can be used by all employees to recognize colleagues for speaking up and demonstrating leadership.
How to Contact Ethics
The Boeing Ethics Line is staffed during business hours, five days a week, and is available to all Boeing employees at all levels from anywhere in the company, including subsidiaries. Advisors are available to listen to and act upon concerns expressed by callers about possible violations of laws, regulations, or company policies. Ethics executives and advisors are assigned to business units and organizations, and are located globally to provide guidance regarding proper behavior in the workplace.
24-hour access to the Boeing web allows U.S. employees to confidentially submit questions and concerns. Individuals may submit information anonymously or self-identify. Due to European legal requirements, we cannot accept submittals from individuals in the European Union. Any issues involving an employee based outside the U.S.; concerns alleged to have occurred at a non-U.S. location; or an individual (regardless of nationality) who is calling from outside the U.S. must use the telephone numbers listed below for the appropriate region. Individuals calling from the U.S. should use: 1-888-970-7171.
|Europe, Israel, Turkey
||+44 (0) 7584 517029
|Middle East, Russia
||+971 56 401 5692
||+91 11 4656 6046
|SE Asia & Australia