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.
As Boeing and the aerospace industry move toward recovery, it is important that we examine how our supply chain teams operate to enable supplier performance, delivery, quality and excellence along that journey. This means continuously improving how we work with suppliers, finding new ways to demonstrate our commitments to one another and implementing steps that will evolve our relationships to a more integrated approach that better captures the full value of our partnerships.
The Boeing Supply Chain Principles take an expanded view at how greater collaboration with suppliers can strengthen relationships that yield improved performance, on-time delivery, and affordability. They are rooted in our values and include the following:
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.
At Boeing, we believe that how we do our work is just as important as the work that we do. Across our global enterprise, employees are united by a shared commitment to our values, which serve as the guiding principles for all we do. Safety, quality, and integrity must be at the forefront as we design, build, and service our products.
We also believe that compliance and ethical behavior are everyone’s responsibility. That means we must hold ourselves—and each other—accountable to our values. Every year, all employees sign the Boeing Code of Conduct, , which includes a promise to report potential violations of the law, the Code, and unethical conduct. We expect suppliers to adhere to the Boeing Supplier Code of Conduct throughout the time they do business with us, and notify Boeing of any instances where expectations are not met. At Boeing, we are committed to creating an open and accountable workplace in which all employees and suppliers are encouraged to proactively seek out issues, speak up and report concerns, and engage with transparency.
Boeing advances its ethics and compliance initiatives through the Global Compliance organization, led by Boeing’s Chief Compliance Officer, who works closely with the board of directors, senior company leadership, and external stakeholders.
The Boeing Ethics Line (1-888-970-7171) is staffed during U.S. business hours (8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday) and is available to Boeing employees, suppliers, contractors, or others from the public to report potential misconduct issues.
The Boeing Global Ethics Line is operated by a third party and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available in 37 countries. In addition to the Global Ethics Line, we also provide a web portal, Integrity Counts , for individuals to report concerns who may not have access to the reporting channels on the internal Boeing network.
Boeing Supplier Code of Conduct
Ethics and Compliance Homepage
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trade Controls 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.
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.
Resources and Awareness
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.