Our culture

Integrity is critical in everything we do

Integrity is reflected in our three Leadership Behaviors:
act with humility, lead with transparency, and deliver with focus—always with unyielding integrity.

Leading with integrity and The Spirit & The Letter

Our integrity anchor is our robust employee code of conduct, The Spirit & The Letter (S&L). As the name suggests, this code of conduct is intended to hold our employees to a higher standard above and beyond simply following the letter of the law. We expect our employees and our Board of Directors to comply with the spirit of these policies and our company values.

Investing in our people

GE’s success starts with its people, and we are committed to making sure our employees fulfill their greatest potential. Our focus on building the best team requires regularly investing in the development of our people and ensuring the sustainability of talent and skills to drive individual and company performance.

Integrated approach to strategy, risk, and sustainability

Sustainability is integrated with strategy development and risk management across the Company. GE’s sustainability lens is used to focus on operations and priorities within each business, and cross-functional committees and teams at the leadership level align strategic priorities and culture.

Ethics & compliance program

Our Ethics & Compliance program focuses on prevention, detection, and response. It begins with leadership’s personal engagement on integrity. Our leaders across the businesses personally drive a culture of integrity everywhere GE operates by leading by example, incentivizing compliance, and promoting open reporting.

Privacy and cybersecurity

GE is committed to protecting information about our employees, our customers, our suppliers, and our company as well as technology resources GE provides to its employees and contractors. As such, GE has implemented detailed cybersecurity and information protection policies.

Lean principles

Our strategy for continuous improvement and eliminating waste

Lean is a set of principles that emphasizes customer focus, elimination of waste, high-quality growth, and ruthless prioritization of work to improve safety, quality, delivery, and cost. In connection with GE’s sustainability strategy, lean is more than a contributor – lean is fundamental to how we execute our strategy and embedded in our culture.

Learn more about our approach to ESG

Building a world that works for tomorrow.

Innovating technology to lift up quality of life around the world.

Our diverse portfolio and legacy enable us to make substantial impact on people and the planet for the better.

Humility, transparency, and focus… always with unyielding integrity – form the foundation of our culture.

The GE Foundation is committed to transforming our communities and shaping the diverse workforce of tomorrow.

GE approaches public policy through education, engagement, involvement and thought leadership.

GE is committed to transparency. Find all disclosures in our Reports Hub to learn more on how we’re working on social responsibility.