Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement


General Dynamics is a publicly traded global aerospace and defense company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

The company consists of 10 business units, which are organized into four operating segments: Aerospace, Marine Systems, Combat Systems, and Technologies. Each business unit is responsible for the development and execution of its strategy and operating results. Through our business units, we offer a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; information technology (IT) services; C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.

Our primary customers are the U.S. government and allied countries. In 2020, General Dynamics employed over 100,000 employees in all 50 states and in over 65 countries. We achieved total revenue of $37.94 billion. The company is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

 

General Dynamics Corporation Policy on modern slavery and human trafficking

As a corporation with operations and suppliers around the world, we recognize the importance of ensuring that respect for human rights and dignity is embedded at all levels of our business. Strict adherence to these values, as well as to applicable laws, are expected by us everywhere we operate. General Dynamics does not tolerate human trafficking, child labor or forced labor anywhere within our businesses or supply chains.

 

Supply Chain Standards

General Dynamics companies have large, complex and global supply chains. Many of our suppliers are located within the United States, but significant numbers are located outside the United States. The risks related to forced labor or human trafficking can vary depending on location and task.

Wherever their location and whatever their role, we expect our suppliers to uphold the same high standards we hold ourselves. Putting a stop to human trafficking and child labor, respecting human rights and obeying applicable laws are important parts of our supply chain management process.

Our businesses have sophisticated supply chain management processes to ensure our supply chain meets these standards. Our supply chain management strategy includes a companywide Supply Chain Management Council to share best practices and processes; innovation networks to foster collaboration and communication; and risk-based due diligence to identify and address risks among potential suppliers.

Each business unit is responsible for implementing its own supply chain management process, tailored to the specific supply chain needs of the business unit’s operations. This ensures that the processes, procedures and training of each of our business units are each designed to address the specific needs and risks presented by their unique supply chains.

 

US Government Contracts

Many General Dynamics prime contracts with the U.S. Government contain Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (48 C.F.R. § 52.222-50). We comply with this clause and flow it down to our suppliers where appropriate.

 

Corporate Ethics and Compliance Program

General Dynamics companies maintain robust corporate ethics and compliance programs. We provide employees with regular training on our Ethos and our Standards of Business Ethics and Conduct.  Enterprise-wide and business unit audits also play a vital role in measuring the effectiveness of the company’s risk mitigation and compliance with policies, procedures and processes.

We encourage our employees who have concerns about a potential violation of our commitments on forced labor, child labor, human trafficking, or any of our corporate policies or standards, to report it, including through our ethics program or Helpline.

For more information, please refer to our, Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, our Human Rights Policy Statement and Sustainability Report.