Ethics and Compliance
Code of Conduct
TheBD board of directors and senior leadership enacted a Code of Conduct as the foundation of how we work responsibly and with integrity. While the Code of Conduct is available in multiple languages, all employees follow the same high ethical standards. The chief compliance officer oversees the Ethics and Compliance program, with oversight from the chief executive officer and the Governance and Compliance Committee of the BD board of directors.
Code of Conduct Contact information
The BD Conduct Line is available 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week to employees and third parties to confidentially and, if desired, anonymously raise issues about the business conduct of BD and its employees. In the United States, call 866.363.1656.
Outside of the United States, you may view the International Phone Numbers list to find the direct-dial number. Multi-lingual representatives are available; however, you may need to wait briefly while an appropriate representative is brought on the line.
Please note that in the European Economic Area*, Switzerland or Canada, the BD Conduct Line can be confidentially used only for concerns regarding Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) related matters.** Your use of the BD Conduct Line is optional and secondary to the other reporting channels that you will find on the Quick Resources List located in the Code.
Furthermore, it is important to note that under Swiss law, BD must protect “Swiss business secrets”, which are defined very broadly. In order to meet that requirement, BD has established a dedicated, separate Conduct Line which is meant for seeking guidance and raising questions or concerns on Swiss-related matters.
In addition to the Conduct Line, you may also submit written concerns or reports of possible violations regarding accounting, auditing, internal controls or financial reporting to the chairperson of the BD Audit Committee of the board of directors:
c/o Chief Compliance Officer
3750 Torrey View Court, San Diego, CA 92130, USA