Ethics & Compliance

Ethics and Compliance Paper
This paper will consist of the organization PepsiCo’s annual report and SEC filings for the past two years.   It will analyze the data in the annual reports and SEC filings.   In this analysis, it will assess the role of ethics and compliance in PepsiCo’s financial environment.   Team A will also describe procedures PepsiCo has in place to ensure ethical behavior.   Moreover,   it will explain how financial markets work in the United States and will identify processes PepsiCo uses to comply with SEC regulations.   This paper also will evaluate PepsiCo’s financial performance during the past two years, using financial ratios.   This paper will close with calculating the current, debt, return on equity, and day’s receivable ratios for each year and will discuss the trend for each ratio and what it tells one about PepsiCo’s financial health.
It is important to have standard ethical guidelines in any business if it is to run fluently with no over the top issues that potentially could impact the reputation and perception of the company and its workers.   Most of these ethical regulations are typical in most companies and PepsiCo holds strong to high standards to make a positive working environment.   PepsiCo took the initiative in 2012 by making a mandatory online training cycle for more than 64,000 employees to the code of conduct in several languages (Purpose Overview, 2010).   They teamed up with the Ethics Department to help educate its team members and to hold them accountable of knowing the principles of the code as a cornerstone to build a positive environment.   This course helped certify each of its employees and made them aware of any consequences if they are not within compliance.   This will ensure that team members are operating ethically.  
Full and accurate accounting of all financial activities is a requirement at PepsiCo to ensure ethical behavior.   Employees must follow financial policies, internal control systems and user generally...