Ethics and Compliance

Ethics and integrity transcend everything we do – they are central to our success as individuals in our work and personal lives, and to the success of Westinghouse as a global leader in nuclear energy.

Our vision is to be the industry’s first choice for providing clean, safe and environmentally sustainable energy programs now and into the future. Ethics, integrity and diversity are fundamental to achieving this vision. Integrity is at our very core and reflects the proud heritage of this company and its people.

Every Westinghouse employee is required to understand what it means to act with integrity; to adhere to our Global Ethics Code and our policies & procedures; and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Global Ethics Code

This Global Ethics Code is a key element of our Ethics and Compliance Program. Our Code is a guide to everyday work decision making and is built on our corporate values along with a simple commitment: always conduct business with Integrity at Our Core. Our Code and the responsibility to live its principles apply to every employee of Westinghouse, its domestic and foreign wholly-owned or controlled affiliates, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. The Code also applies to our officers and the Board of Directors. We expect contractors, consultants, agents, suppliers, and other business partners working with or on behalf of Westinghouse to comply with the spirit of our Code.

The Westinghouse Global Ethics Code Microsite is a tool to help make key areas of our Code easier to understand and follow.

Global Supplier Code of Conduct

Being a global company that conducts business with Suppliers across the world, we recognize there may be different legal and regulatory environments in which our Suppliers operate. However, we believe that the fundamental principles are common. The Westinghouse Supplier Code of Conduct embodies these principles and provides further clarity regarding our expectations. This Supplier Code of Conduct applies to all Suppliers including contractors, subcontractors and suppliers of products and services with whom Westinghouse, its affiliates, subsidiaries and business units worldwide have contractual relationships.

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Nuclear Power Plants' Exporters' Principles of Conduct

Westinghouse Electric Company, together with the world’s leading civilian nuclear power plant vendors, have adopted a common set of principles that reflect global best practices in connection with the export of nuclear power plants. The Principles of Conduct articulate the nuclear power plant industry’s shared high standards in the areas of safety, security, environmental protection and spent fuel management, compensation in the unlikely event of nuclear-related damage, nonproliferation and ethics. This type of voluntary, comprehensive, export-oriented code of conduct has never existed in the nuclear industry.

Download Nuclear Power Plant Exporters' Principles of Conduct

Ethics and Concerns Helpline

The Global Ethics and Concerns Helpline is a mechanism for employees and business partners of Westinghouse to ask questions and report compliance violations such as anti-trust issues, bribery of government officials, commercial corruption, financial fraud, and falsification of non-financial records. Westinghouse’s Global Ethics and Concerns Helpline is independently administered and available 24/7/365. All matters can be reported confidentially. Westinghouse has a zero-retaliation policy for raising concerns in good faith.

Belgium Poland
Step 1: Dial 0-800-100-10
Step 2: at the prompt enter 8442384380
China South Korea
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  • Dacom - 00-309-11
  • ONSE - 00-369-11
  • Korea Telecom - 00-729-11

Step 2: at the prompt enter 8442384380
France Spain
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  • Telecom - 0-800-99-0011
  • Paris Only - 0-800-99-0111
  • 0-800-99-1011
  • 0-800-99-1111
  • 0-800-99-1211
  • Telecom Development - 0805-701-288
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Step 2: at the prompt enter 8442384380
Germany Sweden
Step 1: Dial 0-800-225-5288
Step 2: at the prompt enter 8442384380
Step 1: Dial 020-799-111
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Italy Ukraine
Step 1: Dial 800-172-444
Step 2: at the prompt enter 8442384380
Step 1: Dial 0-800-502-886
Step 2: at the prompt enter 8442384380
Japan United Kingdom
Step 1: Dial
  • NTT - 0034-811-001
  • KDDI - 00-539-111
  • Softbank Telecom - 00-663-511163-51
Step 2: at the prompt enter 844238438011
Step 1: Dial 0-800-89-0011
Step 2: at the prompt enter 8442384380
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Anti-Corruption Program

Westinghouse has a ZERO tolerance policy for any and all forms of bribery and corruption. Our employees follow the Westinghouse Anti-Corruption Policy and abide by all anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws in countries where we do business. These include the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, as well as other international anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws. In addition to zero tolerance for bribery, Westinghouse also prohibits facilitating payments. These are small payments to government officials to encourage them to perform actions that they are already required to perform.

The Anti-Corruption Policy provides guidelines for handling situations with a risk for corruption. These guidelines apply to all Westinghouse employees and independent third parties who work on Westinghouse’s behalf.

Trade Compliance

Westinghouse expects its employees to comply with the trade compliance laws in the countries where we do business. The Trade Compliance Program at Westinghouse ensures adherence to laws and regulations controlling the export and import of goods, software, and technology across all borders. The Trade Compliance Program provides employees with guidance in the following areas:


Trade Compliance