At Ethisphere’s 2017 Global Ethics Summit we had a chance to spoke to Matthew Swaya, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Deputy General Counsel, Starbucks Coffee Company on nurturing the human spirit throught ethics and integrity. In the following interview, Swaya also shares the coffee company’s approach to ethical behavior.

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Here are some highlights from the interview

Ethical leadership at Starbucks

Swaya: Our focus is on ethics and ethical leadership. We also focus on doing the right thing for our people, our partners and the communities where we operate and serve.

Investing in innovation


We have an Ethics Bravo Award, which recognizes partners that achieve goals that support the mission, values and objectives of Starbucks. Partners that receive the Bravo! Award continuously strive to be their best while courageously leading themselves and others to achieve exceptional results.

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