Cobham has a reputation founded on trust, integrity and of ‘doing the right thing’. To protect that reputation and to help us ensure that we conduct business fairly and honestly, we've adopted global standards of behaviour.
David Lockwood, CEO, message to all employees:
Our reputation is founded on a culture of trust, acting with integrity and of doing the right thing in the right way, and our success depends upon our reputation.
Our Code of Business Conduct, or ‘Code’, is the centrepiece of our commitment and emphasises the importance that each of us plays in building trust with each other, our customers, and partners.
Our Code sets out how we can have a shared clear purpose that unites all parts of Cobham and is what will drive us to a higher performance, as we believe in pushing our potential to the maximum. Work which compromises our culture, is not work we want to do and you should be confident that, if you make the right decision and walk away, it will be supported by me, as I believe that ‘success is nothing without integrity’.
Our Code can’t cover every eventuality or every challenge you may face, but it serves as a guide to help you make good decisions. When faced with a difficult decision or if you’re ever unsure about what to do, ask your supervisor, manager or Human Resources representative. If you’re uncomfortable doing that, you can use the Helpline to ask your question or to raise a concern.
The global business environment in which we operate grows ever tougher and presents us with unprecedented challenges. Some things though remain clear and constant, we maintain a zero tolerance policy towards any kind of bribery or corruption, or retaliation for raising a concern.
Our culture of trust, acting with integrity at all times and of doing the right thing in the right way, helps protect our business, our reputation, our stakeholders and every employee. It’s up to all of us to maintain a good culture and to shape the business into one that we all want to work for and are proud of.
Our Code of Business Conduct (‘Code’)
Our Code of Business Conduct is the centrepiece of our commitment to our employees, and emphasises the importance that each employee plays in building trust - with each other, our customers and our partners - to ensure every Cobham employee conducts business to the same high standards of business ethics. The Code includes a section on bribery and corruption and sets out our zero tolerance to both. The Code is approved by the Business Ethics & Compliance committee and signed by the CEO.
As the Code cannot cover every eventuality or challenge our employees may face, it is created as a resource for them to use when guidance is needed, to help them make informed decisions.
Cobham offers a confidential Helpline for employees, or others, to ask questions or to raise a concern they may have, anonymously if they so wish. It also offers other alternative resources to employees, so they can raise a concern in a way they feel most comfortable.