Our Ethics and Business Compliance team works at the direction of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors, and the Business Standards Compliance Committee (comprised of three senior leaders: the SVP General Counsel and Secretary, the SVP and CFO, and the SVP of Human Resources). These board members and senior leaders provide strategic direction and are actively engaged in setting program structure and reviewing compliance activities for the corporation.
We have a team of employees dedicated to ethics and compliance that serve as a resource for the enterprise and ensure compliance with company policies and U.S. and international laws throughout the organization.
The Ombudsman / Ethics & Business Conduct
The Rockwell Collins Ombudsman Program upholds the integrity of our standards of business conduct by providing an avenue for our employees, customers, suppliers and shareowners to report suspected violations of law or our standards of business conduct, and to ask questions when faced with an ethical decision.
A comprehensive plan to communicate the Ombudsman's contact information ensures our employees and other stakeholders can easily access the Ombudsman if they have questions or concerns. Reports to the Ombudsman may be made anonymously if desired, unless prohibited by local country laws. We will maintain confidentiality to the extent permitted by law and by our company’s need to conduct a thorough investigation and take appropriate actions. Retaliation against those who report concerns or violations in good faith will not be tolerated at Rockwell Collins and is strictly prohibited by our retaliation policy.
The International Compliance team manages the company anti-bribery program which includes assessing anti-corruption risk, performing due diligence and contract administration of third parties, and anti-corruption training and communication with employees within the international marketplace.