Ethics & Compliance

Ethics & Compliance

Starbucks believes that conducting business ethically and striving to do the right thing are vital to our success.

Business Ethics and Compliance is a program that supports 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.

The majority of reports received by Business Ethics and Compliance involve employee relations issues. This trend is consistent with other companies – retail or otherwise – that provide alternative reporting mechanisms as part of a comprehensive ethics and compliance program.Standard Of Business Conduct

The Standards of Business Conduct booklet is a resource distributed to all partners to help them make appropriate decisions at work. The standards are a brief statement of some of the company’s expectations of how we are all to conduct Starbucks business, consistent with our Mission and core values.

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