Challenges in the Global Business Environment Code of Ethics Conduct Coca-Cola Company
Dr. J. A. Anderson, Sr.
Date May, 31 2014
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
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This allows employees to be whistleblowers without consequences from co-workers. Another similarity is that each company in their ethical statement has a statement about accurate financial reporting. All three companies operate internationally and deal with difference currencies in different countries, each and every country, just like the laws of human rights are different, so it's a primary goal as a multi-national company is to report financial transaction accurately. Even though they are all multinational, the companies are still subject and are required to operate under the laws of their home country the United States. Most companies set a code of conduct to mesh with their mission statement and companies such as Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper/Snapple must operate nowadays in a more culturally diverse market. A diverse market requires cultural awareness by multi-national companies such as the three listed including either their partnership with other companies in over 100 countries. Community involvement and human rights will always be a forefront issue with any company on foreign soil. In the code of conduct report for Coke they state (The Coca-Cola Company 2012 " Strive for Accuracy ) " Employees must strive to be accurate when preparing any information for the