The term “business gifts” refers to business entertainment, as well as gift items. The giving or receiving of appropriate business gifts is a customary way to strengthen business relationships and, with restriction, is a lawful business practice. You must exercise good judgment and moderation in order to avoid misinterpretation and any resulting adverse effect on the reputation of the Company or its employees. You must never offer, give, solicit, or receive any form of bribe. It is important that all relationships with suppliers, customers, and other parties be based on lawful, efficient and fair business practices. Bush employees may not accept gifts, favors, entertainment or other inducements from any person or organization that does or seeks to do business with, or is a competitor of the Company, if doing so would violate Company policy or interests. Any gifts which we receive must be reasonable in cost, quantity and frequency. You should never accept a gift of cash or cash equivalent. Entertainment, tickets, small gifts, promotional items, and other incidental benefits may be accepted if the purpose is to hold bona fide business discussions or to foster better accommodations. Circumstances include, but are not limited to the following:
Bush requires employees to report any business gift, favor, or entertainment (other than business meals) given or received, that has a value of $100 USD. Business and/or entertainment events sponsored by Bush must receive advance approval of the office of the CEO where expenditures will exceed $1,000 USD. Further guidance may be obtained by consulting the Bush Travel and Entertainment Policy. As a general rule, when in doubt, do not accept, give, or expense gifts or entertainment. Consult with Human Resources if you have any doubt about the propriety of a gift or entertainment.
Health and Safety
At Bush, we have worked hard over the past several years to achieve a safe workplace and the type of safety record we can be proud of. Having a safe workplace is one of the most important benefits we offer to our employees and their loved ones. We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for everyone. We do this by following strict safety and health rules and practices, including:
Labor and Human Rights
Promoting teamwork and excellence demands a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, or other intimidating personal behavior. All Bush facilities worldwide must maintain a professional and harassment-free working environment. They are places where employees should act with respect for one another and for those with whom we do business. The following behavior is expressly prohibited:
Sexual harassment is conduct based upon sex, whether directed toward a person of the same or opposite sex. In addition to covering all employees, Bush’s harassment-free workplace policy extends to outside vendors, customers, professionals, and other providers of goods or services to any Bush location worldwide. Note that this policy applies to both work-related settings and company-organized activities outside of the workplace.
As a company, we expect that all employees treat one another with respect and dignity. Each employee has a unique role in making Bush a better and more rewarding place to work. Our values are richly embedded in this commitment and are backed by our philosophy as outlined in this document. Equal opportunity and fair treatment extend to all employees. Bush specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, gender, former military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions are to be based on the individual applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the particular job. In addition to complying with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, Bush managers must comply with all other civil rights, human rights, and labor laws around the world where legally applicable. We are committed to providing an environment that values diversity with a conscious desire to achieve understanding, respect, inclusion and continuous learning. Managers attended training in Workplace Harassment and Diversity to underscore the importance of these values at Bush. Our values show our commitment to being good citizens and acting in a socially responsible way in the communities we live in and work in around the world.
Bush supports the local community in which it operates. Supporting the community and employee involvement is a part of the Bush culture, and we encourage our employees to be involved. Each year our organization participates and donates time and efforts to multiple programs.
Organizations Receiving Monetary Donations in 2020:
Bush is committed to operating our plants and facilities in complete compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and to operating in a manner that protects and improves the quality of our environment. We are committed to strive for a goal of zero waste generation to all media – land, air water – which can be achieved by continual improvement in all our operations. This goal will guide the conduct of our manufacturing operations, the development of new products, and our interaction with suppliers and customers. Recycling of materials is an integral part of this ongoing effort. We are committed to encouraging our families, our employees, and our communities through education and leadership, to conserve our natural resources and to protect and improve the environment in our daily lives. All Bush employees are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with this policy, which includes not only being in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements but also participating in efforts to improve the environment. This includes the increasingly efficient use of raw resources such as raw materials, energy and water.
Bush is dedicated to a long-term sustainability commitment by charting our growth and improvements year after year. We remain mindful of our world and our journey along the pathway to a respectful presence on this earth.
Read more about our sustainability practices here.
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