"Bombardier is known worldwide for the exceptional quality of its products and its great capacity to innovate. The reputation for excellence that we enjoy is also based on the fundamental values that are part of us and that Bombardier’s senior management vigorously defends.
Our belief in strong values, such as those expressed in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, is essential to uphold the confidence our shareholders have in us and to ensure our long-term growth. Consequently, we ask our employees, our managers, our directors and our suppliers to adhere to this Code and make it their own.
As part of our efforts to adopt exemplary conduct, Bombardier has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact. These words have been added to our Code to demonstrate our commitment in this regard. In doing so, we have committed to actively promote ten fundamental principles affecting human rights, labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption. Our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct is an essential reference for understanding our position on these issues, as well as several others that we take to heart. That is why it is so important to consult the Code and implement it in our daily activities. "
Executive Chairman of the Board, Bombardier Inc.
Who Must Follow the Code
This Code applies at all times, without exception, to all members of the Board of Directors and all Bombardier employees, including management. Bombardier suppliers and partners as well as third parties, such as agents, are also expected to adhere to the Code when dealing with, or acting on behalf of, Bombardier.
Which Laws Apply
As an international corporation, Bombardier does business in many countries around the world. As a result, we are subject to the laws of many jurisdictions, including nations, provinces, states, municipalities and international bodies, such as the European Union.
Bombardier and its employees must obey the law in each jurisdiction where the Corporation operates. If a conflict should arise between the applicable laws of different countries where Bombardier does business, or between the Bombardier Code and any law or regulation, the matter should be brought to the attention of a Bombardier Legal Services representative.
Committing to the Code
Where applicable, newly-hired employees must sign an acknowledgement that they have read and understood the Code. Designated members of senior management are also required to annually sign an acknowledgement stipulating not only that they have read and understood the Code, but also that they have neither breached nor are aware of any breach of the Code's provisions.
Policies and Procedures of the Corporation
Each business group or division issues its own set of policies and procedures, in line with Bombardier's corporate policies. Employees have an obligation to follow those policies and procedures in addition to those described in the Code.
Upholding the United Nations Global Compact
Bombardier signed the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative, in 2007. As a signatory, we are committed to actively promoting, through our strategies and across our operations, its 10 fundamental principles addressing human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
The United Nations Global Compact provides us with a policy framework for developing innovative initiatives and partnerships with civil society, governments and other stakeholders. Our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct guides all employees to uphold our core values, standards of behaviour and commitment to the United Nations Global Compact’s 10 principles of social responsibility throughout our global activities.