By asking questions and reporting potential concerns, you play an important role in helping us meet the standards reflected in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.

Mike Petters
President and Chief Executive Officer
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc

Dear HII employees:

While there is always change in a business as large and diverse as ours—especially during a period of strategic growth—one thing that will never change is our commitment to doing business the right way.

HII’s “Code of Ethics and Business Conduct” documents the core values, standards and behaviors that guide every employee’s commitment to the highest ethical standards. It also updates our view on the laws and regulations that impact the way we do business.

While achieving productivity and quality goals is important, “Performance with Integrity” must be our credo. On this point let me be perfectly clear: The end result does not justify the means. In other words: Meeting a performance goal must never be used to justify unethical behavior.

Importantly, we have revised our Company Values. In addition to Integrity, Honesty, Engagement, Responsibility, and Performance we are adding Safety. While working safely has always been—and will always be—a core priority for every HII employee, we are emphasizing the fundamental trust and personal accountability required to achieve and sustain industry-leading safety performance. There is no greater ethical responsibility than to work safely and to look out for your fellow employees.

If you ever have a question about ethics or business conduct, speak to your supervisor, manager, Human Resources representative or Business Conduct Officer. You can also call anonymously through the company’s toll-free 24/7 OpenLine number: 1-877-631-0020.

Thank you for everything you do each day to “Shape the Culture” of ethics and compliance.