Evaluation of a Business Code of Ethics Essay

1346 Words Apr 7th, 2012 6 Pages
Evaluation of a business code of ethics
Joshua McCoy
March 21, 2012
Dr Sharon Thomas

Evaluation of a business code of ethics There are many different types of ethics in the world today. The one that I will talk about will be the business code of ethics of Starbucks Coffee Company. In 1971 Starbucks opened its first store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. In 2010 Starbucks has over 16,858 in both the United States and all over the world. Starbucks mission statement is “Our mission: to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. Here are the principles of how we live that every day: Our Coffee: It has always been, and will always be, about quality. We’re passionate about
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Now we see that our responsibility – and our potential for good – is even larger. The world is looking to Starbucks to set the new standard, yet again. We will lead. Our Shareholders: We know that as we deliver in each of these areas, we enjoy the kind of success that rewards our shareholders. We are fully accountable to get each of these elements right so that Starbucks – and everyone it touches – can endure and thrive” (Starbucks.com, 2011). Every year they come out with different ways to make the best coffee from the holiday specials. The Business Ethics and Compliance of the company is “Starbucks believes that conducting business ethically and striving to do the right thing are vital to the success of the company. Business Ethics and Compliance is a program that supports Our Starbucks Mission and helps protect our culture and our reputation by providing resources that help partners make ethical decisions at work. The program develops and distributes awareness materials, including the Standards of Business Conduct; facilitates legal compliance and ethics training; investigates sensitive issues such as potential conflicts of interest; and provides additional channels for partners to voice concerns. Partners are encouraged to report all types of issues or concerns to the program through their choice of the offered communication channels. The majority of reports received by Business Ethics and Compliance involve employee

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