Working With Us

BBC Studios is a commercial entity, wholly owned by the BBC Group, and we are firmly committed to maintaining the highest ethical and editorial standards in the way we operate. We strive to be fair, open and accountable to those who work with us.

All our programming and content, regardless of the commissioner or where it is shown, adheres to the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines, which cover everything from impartiality through to how we treat contributors.

We have set out clear expectations for those who work with and for any part of our business in our Code of Conduct.

Our protected disclosure policy (also known as ‘whistleblowing’) gives guidance for those who might need to raise an issue relating to how BBC Studios operates.

Practical information for suppliers who have a contract with us is set out under Accounts Payable.

Ethical Trading Policy

BBC Studios is committed to ensuring a high standard of ethical and environmental practices, including the provision of safe working conditions and the protection of workers’ rights across its global businesses and throughout its supply chains.

Guidelines for Fixers

We have a zero-tolerance approach to bribery.  This guidance provides advice on how to resist requests for facilitation payments. We expect any employee or third party who is acting on our behalf to comply with this guidance.

Advertising and Sponsorship Guidelines

These guidelines have been written to protect the BBC’s global reputation and ensure our editorial integrity and independence are maintained. They set out the types of advertising and sponsorship relationships that are acceptable around the BBC brand. The guidelines apply to all BBC commercial services.

BBC Studios Data Privacy Guidelines for Third Parties