Ensuring integrity and compliance is a foundational element of our culture and a business priority.

We set high expectations outlined in our Code of Conduct and reinforced through our leadership. More than 97% of our employees completed training on our Code of Conduct in 2020. 

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The Baker Hughes Code of Conduct

  • Regulatory excellence
  • Anti-bribery and corruption/improper payments
  • Supplier relationships
  • International trade compliance
  • Anti-money-laundering
  • Working with governments
  • Competition law
  • Fair employment practices
  • Health, safety, and environment
  • Securing Baker Hughes globally
  • Intellectual property 
  • Cybersecurity and privacy 
  • Controllership 
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Insider trading and stock tipping

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Open reporting

Employees have multiple ways to raise compliance concerns, and they are encouraged to report any ethics of compliance matters without fear of retaliation in multiple ways: a global network of trained employee ombudspersons; a dedicated website where employees can raise anonymous concerns; and a worldwide, 24-hour integrity helpline operated by a third party and available in 150 languages. 

To help us maintain our high standards of integrity and compliance, we enhanced our open reporting process in 2020 by implementing an easier to use web portal and adding anonymous text reporting for US employees. In March 2020, we held our Integrity Month campaign that actively engaged leadership and employees, and we conducted over 2,000 Integrity Matters team sessions. 

Report a concern at reportconcerns.bakerhughes.com, or by calling 1-800-288-8475 (US only) or 1-713-626-0521 (International) to anonymously speak with an a third party agent.

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Our Code of Conduct includes a summary of our Anti-Bribery & Corruption policy, which prohibits bribery and facilitating payments in all business dealings, in every country around the world, with governments, employees of state-owned companies, and the private sector, or anyone else whatsoever. We have internal controls and governing policies addressing compliance-sensitive activities such as travel and expenses, charitable donations, and working with third parties to prevent bribery and live training in high-risk countries. We conduct audits on our processes and procedures, including more than 300 one-on-one interviews with employees in high-risk countries, in an effort to prevent corruption. Annually, we host company-wide Anti-Bribery training, which was completed by more than 37,000 people.