Supplier management is important because BAE Systems depend on their suppliers to help them deliver the products and systems the customers need both on time and to the quality they expect.
Poor performance or unethical conduct by a supplier could affect the reputation or even the ability to operate effectively.
BAE Systems work with their suppliers to match their innovative capabilities with customers’ requirements and welcome companies from any background or industry where there is a clear opportunity for them to add value.
We expect all our suppliers to meet the standards set out in our Code of Conduct and our Responsible Trading Principle.
Creating a successful and sustainable business requires more than financial results.
The Company places great importance not just on what they do, but how they do it. Responsible business is embedded within the Company’s Strategy and is supported across the business via our Corporate Responsibility (CR) agenda.
Responsible Trading Principles help the company make informed decisions about the business opportunities they pursue and help employees apply their values in the decision-making.
Committed to respect human rights
The company is committed to respect human rights wherever they operate, within their sphere of influence.
Their global Code of Conduct is a clear statement of what they stand for and how they do business. It sets out the standards of business conduct they expect all their employees to live up to in everything they do, whatever their role, wherever they operate.