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  1. 1.  Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.  Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. We continue to expand our product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Our broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of our commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the war fighter through network-centric operations; creating advanced technology solutions that reach across business units; e-enabling airplanes and providing connectivity on moving platforms; and arranging financing solutions for our customers.  Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 168,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. More than 140,000 of our people hold college degrees--including nearly 35,000 advanced degrees--in virtually every business and technical field from approximately 2,700 colleges and universities worldwide. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.  Corporate Offices: 100 North Riverside Chicago, Illinois 60606  Updated January 2013
  2. 2.  Under an international treaty known as the Montreal Convention, the airline must pay relatives of each deceased passenger an initial sum of around $150,000 to $175,000.  http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2014/03/21/n-kosik-airplane- insurance.cnnmoney?iid=EL  Relatives of victims can also sue for further damages unless the airline can prove that it took all necessary measures to prevent a crash or any other incident that prevented passengers from arriving safely.
  3. 3.  According to Boeing.com Company Policy POL-2 "Ethical Business Conduct"  POL-2 applies to all employees of The Boeing Company, including subsidiaries, contingent labor, consultants, and others acting for the company ("employees").  Boeing will conduct its business fairly, impartially, in an ethical and proper manner, in accordance with the company's values and Code of Conduct, and in full compliance with all laws and regulations. In the course of conducting company business, integrity must underlie all company relationships, including those with customers, suppliers, and communities and among employees. The highest standards of ethical business conduct and compliance are required of Boeing employees in performance of their company responsibilities. Employees must not engage in conduct or activity that may raise questions as to the company's honesty, impartiality, or reputation or otherwise cause embarrassment to the company. Conduct that is prohibited under Boeing policy or does not comply with laws and regulations may not be accomplished on an employee's behalf by anyone outside the company.  All employees must sign and abide by the Boeing Code of Conduct, which requires that they understand the code, and ask questions, seek guidance, report suspected violations, and express concerns regarding compliance with this policy and the related procedures.  To support the requirement for complete and accurate financial records and reporting, all employees of the Finance organization have an additional Code of Conduct for Finance.
  4. 4.  In addition, the Board of Directors of The Boeing Company has adopted a Code of Ethical Business Conduct that complies with the standards set forth in the New York Stock Exchange's corporate governance rules.  The Boeing Company will administer ethics and compliance programs to promote its commitment to integrity and values as set forth in the Boeing values and Code of Conduct and to ensure compliance with laws, rules, and regulations. These programs will inform employees of company policies and procedures regarding ethical business conduct and help them to resolve questions and to report suspected violations. Managers are responsible for supporting implementation of ethics and business conduct programs, and monitoring compliance to the company's values and ethical business conduct guidelines through such programs. Managers are responsible for creating an open and honest environment in which employees feel comfortable in bringing issues forward. Retaliation against employees who raise genuine concerns will not be tolerated.  How to Reach the Boeing Ethics Line  The Boeing Ethics Line listens to and acts on concerns expressed by employees and others about possible violations of company policies, laws, or regulations such as improper, or unethical business practices, and health, safety, and environmental issues. Employees are encouraged to communicate their concerns, as well as ask questions about ethical issues. The Ethics Line is available to all Boeing employees, in all payrolls, from anywhere in the company, including subsidiaries. It is also available to concerned individuals outside the company.  Toll free telephone: 1-888-970-7171 Fax: 1-888-970-5330  Ethics Advisors  Each Boeing Business Unit has an Ethics Executive and Ethics Advisors assigned to provide guidance and answer questions regarding proper behavior in the workplace, business ethics issues, and the Boeing Values.