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Our Principles

Our Vision

Vision

Boeing is a company of amazing people working in one of the most exciting industries in the world. When you consider our many accomplishments — from designing and building the earliest biplanes to creating and supporting today's supersonic aircraft and spacecraft — you might think we would be content with how far we've come. But a company of our size and scope doesn't succeed by resting on its laurels; we are constantly reexamining our capabilities and processes to ensure that our company is as strong and vital as our heritage. In fact, our culture mirrors the heritage of aviation itself, built on a foundation of innovation, aspiration and imagination.

Environment, Health and Safety

Safety

Our products are at home in the skies, but they're built on the ground. Naturally, we have a deep commitment to using the technology and innovation we're known for to benefit the environment.

Boeing and the Environment: The Value of Supplier Collaboration

As a global aerospace leader, The Boeing Company recognizes its responsibility to build a sustainable future for its communities, employees, customers and investors. Boeing is committed to operating in a manner that promotes environmental stewardship.

Boeing has a long record of improving the environmental performance of our products and our own manufacturing processes. Boeing's life-cycle view seeks improvements through all stages of our product's life — beginning with our suppliers, through in-service use, all the way to end-of-life recycling or recovery.

In working with suppliers, we've recognized that there is great opportunity to go beyond current information-sharing activities. We are therefore developing a more systematic program of collaboration and engagement between Boeing and its suppliers in the area of environmental practices.

Ethics

Ethics

Ensuring that our values remain foundational to our work requires a daily commitment from every Boeing employee. This clear message on the importance of integrity in everything we do is delivered by Boeing’s chairman during an annual live broadcast to every employee, and by other senior leaders in various internal and external forums.

While each employee is accountable for upholding the code of conduct and following all applicable laws, regulations and company policies, Boeing advances its unified approach to ethics and compliance through the integration of key functions: Ethics and Business Conduct; Global Trade Controls; Corporate Audit; Compliance Risk Management; Corporate & Administrative Services which maintains an enterprise system for all policies, procedures and processes; and, the company’s Indirect Supply Chain.

These functions and operating groups constitute the Boeing Office of Internal Governance and Administration and represent over 7,500 employees worldwide, including more than 7,000 employees who work in Indirect Supply Chain. As an integrated organization, this global team ensures the effective and efficient support across Boeing’s businesses through implementation of the company’s internal governance policies and plans, as well as providing common infrastructure and services.

This structure creates a sustainable advantage for Boeing by enabling compliant company performance that is embedded consistently across all geographic locations while building on the company’s 100 year old legacy of integrity.

Regulatory Compliance

Boeing is committed to working with our global supply chain to source responsibly. It is essential that Boeing, along with our supply chain, monitors and implements courses of action that are in compliance with worldwide regulations.

Note: The content below is a non-exhaustive list of information relevant to Regulatory Compliance efforts. Nothing included in this site, nor the materials linked to this site, should be construed to alter or amend your contractual, regulatory or other applicable requirements as Boeing supplier. Further, this information is not intended to be, nor should it be construed to be, legal advice as to those requirements. We recommend that you consult with your legal counsel for guidance on contractual and regulatory compliance in this area.

Conflict Minerals

Boeing coordinates across our global supply chain to respect human rights and ensure compliance with conflict minerals laws and regulations. We have established a conflict minerals compliance program that protects human rights and is designed to follow the framework established by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Regulations and Policy


Resources and Awareness

Boeing works with industry associations to provide resources and training to ensure effective industry solutions that are in compliance with Conflict Minerals laws and regulations.


Cybersecurity

Effective cybersecurity is essential to running a healthy business and protecting sensitive information. In order to protect both commerciall sensitive and defense-related information, Boeing has adopted security principles in accordance with ISO 27001 and expects similar efforts from suppliers to adequately protect the supply chain. Boeing does not require suppliers to be certified under any specific framework; however, the expectation is that all suppliers will adopt security practices in accordance with an industry-leading security framework such as ISO 27001 or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.

Requirements

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Commercial Related

 

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a unified cybersecurity standard for future Department of Defense acquisitions. CMMC addresses Controlled Unclassified Information and will supplement the NIST 800-171 controls set forth in DFARS 252.204-7012. CMMC contains five levels, ranging from Basic Cyber Hygiene, (Level 1) to Advanced/Progressive, (Level 5). 


Defense Industrial Base Sector Coordinating Council SCC Cyber Assist

The Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) Cyber Assist website provides trusted resources to assist DIB companies and suppliers of varying sizes with implementation of cyber protections and awareness of cyber risk, regulations and accountability for their supply chain. The website has a specific CMMC section that provides suppliers with resources to navigate CMMC awareness and implementation.


Resources


Trade Control Compliance

Boeing is the United States’ largest exporter, necessitating a robust export compliance program that includes annual registration with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). We rely on our global supply chain to be equally diligent in its compliance with trade control regulations.


REACH

Boeing’s commitment to the development of environmentally-preferred materials is part of a comprehensive approach towards compliance with the European Union REACH chemical regulation.


Combating Trafficking in Persons

Boeing believes that the employment relationship should be voluntary, and the terms of employment must comply with applicable laws and regulations. Boeing is committed to working to mitigate the risk of human trafficking and forced labor in all aspects of its business and throughout our supply chain.

Disclosure


Regulations


Resources and Awareness

Human Rights

The Code of Basic Working Conditions and Human Rights represents the commitment of The Boeing Company to fundamental standards that make Boeing a good place to work. People are Boeing's most vital asset. The individual and collective contributions of Boeing people at all levels are essential to the success of the company. In recognition of this, Boeing has developed policies and practices designed to ensure that our employees enjoy the protections afforded by the concepts set forth in the code.