Bombardier Inc.’s chief executive has broken his silence on allegations that the company’s employees were involved in bribery and other wrongdoing, saying that he is tackling the matter “head on” and there is no deep-seated ethics issue at the plane and train maker.
“Honestly, we don’t have a systemic issue here,” Alain Bellemare said in an interview with The Globe and Mail at the company’s Montreal headquarters, adding that the allegations have affected the company’s business “very little” since they first surfaced in 2016.
“In the end, we talk to customers all the time and they see how we do deals and they understand how we work,” Mr. Bellemare said. “We work in a very ethical manner with the highest ethical standards, okay. So for me, this is fundamental.”
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