The European aerospace and defence industry is asking firms to sign up to a voluntary code of ethics in a drive to improve the industry’s reputation.
According to the Financial Times, companies will commit themselves to a set of common industry standards, including ensuring that no money or other gifts are illicitly channelled to a potential government customer.
Companies will also be asked to ensure independent advisors are used on foreign arms deals.
The move comes as BAE faces renewed scrutiny over the 1980s Al-Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
By staff writer
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