Culture and Ethics
Living Our Core Values
Booz Allen’s core values form the basis of everything we do. The origins of Booz Allen’s commitment to culture and ethics trace back to the 1930s, when Carl Hamilton wrote the firm’s first formal code of ethics. By codifying our commitment to integrity and values, he set the course for the firm’s focus on culture and ethics that is still growing stronger today.
Booz Allen was one of the first organizations in the United States to adopt a formal statement of its business ethics, which translate into our 10 Core Values. Our collaborative culture is defined by business integrity, diversity and inclusion, and a strong spirit of service to clients and community. Staff members are expected to know and operate by all of the core values.
Our Firmwide Commitment to Ethics
Booz Allen is committed to the highest standards of business ethics and integrity and our "Ethics First" commitment is seen in all that we do. In addition to our Board level Ethics and Compliance committee, Booz Allen has established an Ethics and Business Integrity Office, a corporate-level function to coordinate the firm's ethics and compliance program. With board-level oversight by the Audit Committee, our ethics program governance bodies promote our Core Values, protect the firm, and ensure that staff with concerns can effectively report them.
We hold all of our employees accountable for ethical behavior established by a common code of business ethics and compliance known as our Green Book. Furthermore, we partner with organizations that are committed to ethical behavior as governed by our Partner in Ethics program.