Business Ethics Organisation

Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility Organisation

In order to continue disseminating the high MBDA Business Ethics standards within the whole MBDA Group, MBDA has put in place a dedicated and independent organisation throughout the MBDA Group and each National Company:

  • Overall responsibility and authority for the implementation of the Code of Ethics within the framework of the Business Ethics Policy has been assigned by the MBDA Executive Committee to an ad hoc committee, the Business Ethics Committee.
  • The MBDA Group Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility Directorate, is responsible for defining, implementing and maintaining the Business Ethics Policy, under the Business Ethics Committee’s authority. It is available at any moment, for any MBDA employee, should guidance, recommendations, clarifications or any help as regards business ethics and compliance be needed.

The Group Director Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility, also acting as Group Compliance Officer, directly reports to the MBDA CEO. He is accountable to the Business Ethics Committee and to MBDA highest reporting structures: the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee and the Board of MBDA. As regards his business ethics mission, he is supported by:

  • A National Compliance Officer in each of MBDA National Companies.
  • The Group Head of Business Ethics Programme.

Business Ethics Committee

The Business Ethics Committee is in particular responsible for defining the Business Ethics Policy and Procedures and promoting, overseeing and guaranteeing proper implementation of the MBDA Business Ethics Policy and Procedures within MBDA.

Composition of the Business Ethics Committee:

  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Executive Group Director Sales & Business Development
  • Group Director Export Sales
  • Group General Counsel
  • Group Director Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility
  • Group Head of Business Ethics Programme – (Secretary)

The Business Ethics Committee takes place every quarter apart from ad hoc meetings.

Compliance Board

The Compliance Board is a permanent standing board chaired by the Group Director Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility. Its role is to ensure proper operating of the Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility Directorate, promote a “compliance and corporate responsibility culture” within MBDA via training and communication actions and share experience related to local implementation.

Composition of the Compliance Board:

  • Group Director Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility
  • National Compliance Officers
  • Group Head of Corporate Responsibility
  • Group Head of Business Ethics Programme

The Compliance Board meets every quarter apart from ad hoc meetings.