Ethical Practices of Pepsico

2016 WordsFeb 26, 20188 Pages
As discussed in the book, ethics are often associated with ideals and principles that are far removed from the daily routine. It concerns “right and wrong” when the choice to be made has significant impact on others. Also, the values such as integrity, accountability, selflessness, and leadership are not something unique or exclusive to public offices and institutions but also present within private enterprises- businesses and non profit organizations. The question is not about the existence of such values for both public and private enterprises but rather on whether such values are being practiced or not. Looking at the history of PepsiCo, we could see the evolution of its products from the sugary drinks, fast food chain, and lately the nutrition infused products such as Gatorade and Quaker Oats. The company was deliberate in creating a balanced portfolio of fun products and good products having realized the increasing demand for healthy food choices during the mid and late 2000, because of the problem with obesity and diet related diseases. Indra Nooyi, then the company’s President and CFO, orchestrated the acquisition of Tropicana and Quaker Oats in 2001 due to the emerging trend of an aging population of the first world countries . From a utilitarian perspective, we can say that Indra Nooyi’s decision to acquire Tropicana and Quaker Oats was a strategic move in gaining traction to the emerging segment of healthy food choices, thereby gaining market entry and increasing
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