Responsibility

We have a set of values that drive and determine how we do business. These values inform our commitment to good corporate citizenship, sustainable business practices and community support. And we pride ourselves on our responsible and ethical practices, which play an important role in the communities where we live and work.

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Our Ethos

General Dynamics' ethos is our distinguishing moral nature. Our employees are a community of people dedicated to this ethos. Each of us has an obligation to behave according to our values. In that way, we can ensure that we continue to be good stewards of the investments in us by our shareholders, customers, employees and communities, now and in the future. Our ethos is rooted in five values:

Honesty 
We tell the truth to ourselves and to others. Honesty breeds transparency.

Trust
We trust each other to do the right thing.

Humanity
We are compassionate and empathetic. We respect the dignity, rights and autonomy of others.

Alignment
We are united in our commitment to our values.

Value Creation
We create value by doing the right thing for our shareholders, our customers, our employees and our communities.

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Commitment to Ethics

We pride ourselves on our responsible and ethical practices, which play an important role in the communities where we live and work. This culture of ethics is the bedrock for every employee, ensuring we act with integrity, honesty and respect for others. Our employees take this responsibility seriously and understand their essential role in preserving General Dynamics’ reputation.

General Dynamics is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity in everything we do. Introduced in 1986, our ethics program provides many resources to help employees do the right thing. With readily available tools and resources, we help all employees understand and uphold our standards of ethical business conduct, including mandatory training every year.

Supply Chain Excellence

Our suppliers play a critical role in our ability to deliver the quality products and services our customers have come to expect. They help us fulfill our commitment to being a good corporate citizen and to employing sustainable business practices. Working together with our suppliers to ensure socially responsible performance and being good stewards of our environment is a key part of our corporate responsibility efforts.

By taking a proactive, long-term approach to our global supply chain, we meet our customers’ needs for quality, timely products. We have developed best-in-class supply chain relationships and core processes. And we work across all our businesses to ensure we maintain our world-class performance and continued value across the supply chain. One example is our online supplier registration portal, which helps our businesses better identify potential suppliers – and the information is shared throughout General Dynamics.

Our People

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At the heart of our company are our employees who rely on their intimate knowledge of customer requirements and a unique blend of skill and innovation to develop and produce the best possible products and services. Our team’s skill and dedication are reflected in our agility and performance as an organization.

Our Impact

Environmental Responsibility

General Dynamics is committed to reducing our global environmental impacts across our business, from increasing our recycling goals to decreasing energy usage. Our efforts help protect the environment while improving efficiency, reducing costs and ensuring we remain compliant with all relevant environmental laws and regulations.