It’s not just about what we do – it’s how we do it.
Maintaining a Sustainable Supply Chain
As part of our focus on operational efficiency, we are actively engaging with our suppliers to mitigate business environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, improve sustainable product performance, and reduce inefficiencies in our operations. We also expect our suppliers to abide by our Supplier Code of Conduct, which we use as a tool to promote a deep orientation towards first-class quality levels and the importance of complying with high ethical, environmental and social standards. No significant violations were discovered in 2019.
Last year, we reviewed our Supplier Code of Conduct to keep on par with international standards, especially with respect to anti-corruption, human rights and forced labour.
Many of the issues associated with global procurement are common to all our industry. We continuously collaborate with industry peers to enhance sustainable supply chain management and find alter- natives to comply to changing regulations when certain chemicals become obsolete. In Aviation, we also provided trainings on environmental compliance and management to our supply chain agents.
Leading with ethics and integrity
Upholding the highest ethical integrity and leadership standards is vital to our success. Our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct sets clear standards of behaviour that our employees and board members are expected to follow.
Reinforcing strong ethical conduct remains a constant priority for us, which we embed across our business through ongoing training and communication. Our senior leadership continue to elevate their communications to our employees on the importance of ethical conduct in our "Ethics and Leadership" series.
We also release “Ethics in Action” – an employee bulletin to communicate concrete examples on how to make the right decisions.
Our Ethics and Compliance Ambassadors continue to play an integral role in embedding our strong compliance culture at our sites.
In addition to being a liaison between our local sites and Corporate Ethics & Compliance Office, our ambassadors act as on-site resources for employees whenever they have questions, concerns or need training on specific topics related to ethics and compliance.
We continuously deploy enhanced ethics and compliance training for all our employees, including e-learning and in-person training.
In 2019, we provided 10 online training modules to office employees worldwide totaling 6 hours of training and reaching a 97% completion rate.
We also provided in-person training on Code of Ethics to shop floor employees.
Ensure ethical political engagement
We continue to foster an open dialogue between governments, the public and the business community, as we believe this contributes to informed government decisions and benefits the communities we are part of. Bombardier is non-partisan and our political contributions solely reflect our responsible citizenship, as well as the best interest of the company. Lobbying activities follow strict processes, and meet registration and reporting requirements to the respective authorities.