BD is committed to creating an environment in which all associates feel comfortable raising concerns, seeking guidance, or asking questions without fear of retaliation or discipline.
Except as prohibited by applicable law, BD associates are obligated to report any suspected violations of laws, industry codes, the BD Code of Conduct, or BD policies in accordance with the BD Global Speaking Up Policy.
Anyone can seek guidance or report ethics concerns in a number of ways, including the BD Ethics Helpline or via email. The Helpline is independently operated and available anywhere in the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Helpline can be reached by telephone or online. The Helpline provides translation services as needed, and reports can be made anonymously where permitted by law. BD associates can also report violations to their supervisor, management, Human Resources, the Law Group or directly to Ethics & Compliance.
BD takes all reports of violations of laws, BD policies, and ethical standards seriously and will promptly, fairly, and thoroughly investigate all such reports. BD does not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person who in good faith reports an actual or suspected violation or cooperates in BD investigations.