Code of Ethics Conduct Coca-Cola Company

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Challenges in the Global Business Environment Code of Ethics Conduct Coca-Cola Company Richard Bonds Dr. J. A. Anderson, Sr. Date May, 31 2014 Abstract Coca-Cola Company or Coke s the largest distributor of soft drinks in the world. Businesses such as Coke and other corporations set a strict code of ethics laws to live by and operate upon. This paper will illustrate the code of ethics of Coke the industry leaders and two of its partners/competitors PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper/Snapple Co. and the similarities of their ethics code for operations as American multination companies. Coca-Cola Company or Coke is the largest distributor of soft drinks in the world. A successful businesses like Coke and other…show more content…
A look at the leader, for example, Coke incorporates an honesty policy which is a commitment throughout their operation passed down to their suppliers and distributors including a fairness and equal treatment of employees and associates policy worldwide. Coke expects their management to comply in a very diverse market to follow cultural and ethical compliance rules set by the company. This is key element for an American company born in the South that's now a global leader in over 200 countries. The second largest distributor PepsiCo, took it even further stating their code of ethics with equal opportunity and becoming a big proponent for sexual, cultural and racial equality in the workplace. PepsiCo's CEO Indra K. No is a female of Indian decent in a male dominated industry. One of her goals as CEO was for better treatment of suppliers and workers at the lower level in countries that provide products staples for brands such as Tropicana and the other PepsiCo companies. (PepsiCo, 2012-2013) Code of conducts states "We expect our suppliers and business partners to uphold these principles as well. Our Supplier Code of Conduct and Supplier Assurance
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