GE infuses compliance and governance into every aspect of its business.

We are committed to maintaining a world - class compliance culture in every GE business and everywhere we operate around the world. We recognize that our reputation for integrity and compliance is a competitive advantage.

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At the heart of GE鈥檚 Integrity & Compliance program is聽The Spirit & The Letter.

GE鈥檚 commitment to performing with integrity is instilled in every employee as a nonnegotiable expectation of behavior. This expectation is guided by our Code of Conduct,聽The Spirit & The Letter, and is underscored by an extensive system of policies, processes, training and communications. A summary of the most critical elements is available as a聽Simple Reference Guide.

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GE鈥檚 Integrity & Compliance program focuses on prevention, detection and response.

It begins with personal engagement on integrity from GE鈥檚 leadership and is supported by robust compliance processes. GE leaders across the businesses personally drive a culture of integrity everywhere GE operates.

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A hallmark of GE鈥檚 compliance program is a steadfast commitment to a vibrant, well-publicized and effective 鈥渙pen reporting environment.鈥

GE employees remain the Company鈥檚 first and best line of defense in the early detection of potential compliance issues. Employees are encouraged to raise integrity concerns and to feel confident that they can do so without fear of retaliation. GE offers its employees several channels for reporting concerns, including anonymously. GE fully examines every integrity concern raised and takes necessary remedial actions where appropriate.聽

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To ensure the Integrity & Compliance program is evolving as new risks emerge,聽GE relies on a team of experts and digital tools to help us stay ahead of significant compliance risks. With changing workforce demographics and聽modes of communication, our program聽requires constant reinvention to stay relevant聽for a global community.


GE regularly uses its open reporting trends to determine program priorities and identify areas of focus.聽 We expect and encourage our employees to make ethical decisions using candor, transparency, and humility.

Training & Communications

GE uses a focused training & communications plan to educate employees about the risks and policies they need to be aware of.聽 GE reinforces these learnings via leadership communications and embedded messaging within various applications.


Data is increasingly important in how we work. Systems, processes, and regularly scheduled risk assessments across our risk areas result in improvements and insights into our program's health. For example, we use a gifts & hospitality monitoring program to track trends and flags regarding spend and type of recipient.

Global Reach

It鈥檚 increasingly important to get the balance right between local and global processes.聽 GE relies on key controls and input from regional experts to ensure compliance is achieved everywhere GE operates.

GE鈥檚 policy against improper payments in business transactions is a key element of聽The Spirit & The Letter聽and represents a core belief in how we do business.

GE鈥檚 approach to compliance in this critical area is multifaceted. GE鈥檚 policy against improper payments in business transactions is a key element of聽The Spirit & The Letter聽and represents a core belief in how we do business. Among its key features are: policies and procedures, controls, investigation and remediation, training, due diligence, and Corporate Audit Staff support.

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