Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to our employees, and sets out in our Code the types of conduct and behaviors expected by each employee to ensure a respectful and inclusive working environment for all.
We have a clear purpose that unites all parts of the Company and a set of behaviors against which we judge ourselves; it’s what drives us to a higher level of performance, and we believe in pushing our potential to the maximum.
To underpin this commitment, and to create the right ethical culture, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions seeks to recognize employees who demonstrate the right behaviors. Annual employee performance reviews specifically assesses employees not just on ‘what’ they have achieved, but also by reference to ‘how’ they have achieved their objectives. Each measure affects the annual remuneration for each employee.
Our ethical standards, and the behaviors we encourage, are trust, integrity and doing the right thing in the right way. Our SPIRIT values define our culture and demonstrate the key principles to be promoted and fostered in everything we do.
Safety - Provide a safe workplace for our people, ensure our products and services we provide and take care of the environment we live in.
Performance - Consistently deliver and seek to exceed expectations while improving what we do and how we do it.
Innovation – Create an environment to encourage new ideas, regardless of where they come from and have the courage to try, fail, learn and then succeed.
Relationships – Develop trusted interpersonal and customer relationships by listening, appreciating diversity, striving to understand, being inclusive and delivering on our commitments.
Integrity – Act ethically in all that we do, not only in compliance with the laws and regulations that govern us, but also in the spirit of ethical behavior and doing what is right.
Trust – Be open, transparent, we say what we’ll do and do what we say.
Ethics Champions are appointed for each location. Ethics Champions are trusted senior leaders who carry out a range of compliance activities to help promote a good ethical culture, including acting as a ‘sounding board”, to whom business unit employees can bring questions or raise concerns in confidence. As such they also provide another channel for the raising of ethical concerns and other issues.
Every new employee is assigned a full suite of training, which covers a range of topics including the Ethics and Compliance program. For existing employees, we provide annual online training, on various aspects of our Code of Business Conduct, which include a detailed section on Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption.
Members of the board are also provided with annual Code/Anti-bribery/Anti-corruption training.
Our International Trade Controls team have sourced specific training for those employees involved in import and exports.
Our United States Government Contracting Compliance team have created a suite of new hire courses, covering a number of relevant topics depending upon the role of the individual concerned. Further face-to-face training is delivered, by the Director of US Government, to employees in relevant businesses on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year.