Integrity is reflected in our three Leadership Behaviors:
act with humility, lead with transparency, and deliver with focus—always with unyielding integrity.
Leading with integrity and The Spirit & The Letter
Our integrity anchor is our robust employee code of conduct, The Spirit & The Letter (S&L). As the name suggests, this code of conduct is intended to hold our employees to a higher standard above and beyond simply following the letter of the law. We expect our employees and our Board of Directors to comply with the spirit of these policies and our company values.
Investing in our people
GE’s success starts with its people, and we are committed to making sure our employees fulfill their greatest potential. Our focus on building the best team requires regularly investing in the development of our people and ensuring the sustainability of talent and skills to drive individual and company performance.
Integrated approach to strategy, risk, and sustainability
Sustainability is integrated with strategy development and risk management across the Company. GE’s sustainability lens is used to focus on operations and priorities within each business, and cross-functional committees and teams at the leadership level align strategic priorities and culture.
Ethics & compliance program
Our Ethics & Compliance program focuses on prevention, detection, and response. It begins with leadership’s personal engagement on integrity. Our leaders across the businesses personally drive a culture of integrity everywhere GE operates by leading by example, incentivizing compliance, and promoting open reporting.
Privacy and cybersecurity
GE is committed to protecting information about our employees, our customers, our suppliers, and our company as well as technology resources GE provides to its employees and contractors. As such, GE has implemented detailed cybersecurity and information protection policies.
Our strategy for continuous improvement and eliminating waste
Lean is a set of principles that emphasizes customer focus, elimination of waste, high-quality growth, and ruthless prioritization of work to improve safety, quality, delivery, and cost. In connection with GE’s sustainability strategy, lean is more than a contributor – lean is fundamental to how we execute our strategy and embedded in our culture.