This 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 assure that our employees enjoy the protections afforded by the concepts set forth in this Code.
Boeing is committed to the protection and advancement of human rights in its worldwide operations, and the concepts in this Code are generally derived from Boeing policies and practices already in place, but which have not previously been summarized in a single document. While parts of this Code reflect our review of working standards and human rights concepts advanced by other groups, such as the International Labor Organization, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Global Sullivan Principles, this Code represents Boeing's statement of its own standards on these subjects, rather than those of a third party.
Boeing's worldwide operations take place in an increasingly diverse universe, so circumstances can arise where legal, regulatory or other requirements may necessitate applying or interpreting this Code in ways that assure compliance with applicable local law. In any event, however, we believe that the concepts in this Code represent important fundamental values that should underlie all aspects of the employment relationship.