Pepsico, Inc. Ethics and Compliance Fin 370

PepsiCo, Inc. Ethics and Compliance
FIN 370

      Ethics and compliance play a tremendous factor in the overall success of an organization.   They are excellent tactics for building organizational trust and transparency. Ethics and compliance empowers the organization to minimize risk and maximize your culture of integrity. (Global Compliance and Ethics, para. 1)
    In this paper we will examine the ethics and compliance of Pepsi-Cola. After obtaining the organization’s annual report and SEC filings for the past three years we will examine and analyze the data addressing ethical issues; the role of ethics and compliance in Pepsi-Cola’s financial environment. A description of the procedures Pepsi-Cola has in place to ensure ethical behaviour will be given. The processes that the organization uses to comply with SEC regulations will be identified. An evaluation of the organizations financial performance during the past three years will be given using financial rations for each given year. Lastly, a discussion of the three-year trend for each ration and what it tells about the organization’s financial health will be given.
Role of Ethics and Compliance in Pepsi-Cola
      The Pepsi-Cola company is strongly committed to delivering sustained growth through empowered people acting responsibly and building trust, (PepsiCo Inc., 2010).   Pepsi-Cola aspires to be a environmentally and socially responsible company and upholds their commitment with six guiding principles:   Take care of the customers and consumers; sell high quality products; always speak the truth; equally balance both short-term and long-term goals; win with both inclusion and diversity, and always respect others and succeed as a team.
    The compliance committee is responsible for managing Pepsi-Cola’s compliance program, using issue resolution strategies and making recommendations to support them.   W. Scott Nehs, who is the Chief Compliance Official and Vice President, lead the...