ETHICS & COMPLIANCE
Corporate Code of Conduct
Our Corporate Code of Conduct outlines the commitments we've made to our stakeholders and those with whom we do business, as well as the expectations we have of our Company and employees to act in a professional, ethical and legal manner in all their dealings. You can download the Keurig Dr Pepper Corporate Code of Conduct here.
Our Commitment to Equality
At Keurig Dr Pepper, we stand against intolerance and inequality in any form, and we are committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and where employee actions are consistent with our standards and values. Our Respectful Workplace and Anti-Harassment policy is the foundation for our commitment to our workplace; you can read a summary here. Additionally, as a member of the Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition, we are committed to business action to advance human rights, build inclusive workplaces and strengthen inclusion. You can read our pledge against inequalities here.
We are committed to transparency and disclosure around our workforce demographics. Below you will find data submitted to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (our EEO-1 report). Please note the EEO-1 categories are not necessarily representative of how our workforce is organized. We believe the information we report in other filings, including our annual Corporate Responsibility report, is a more accurate reflection of our employee representation by level. You can view those reports here.
2021 Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Information Report (EEO-1).
Our Political Engagement
Keurig Dr Pepper is committed to sourcing, producing and distributing our beverages responsibly, while making a positive impact on our consumers, customers, communities, employees and various other stakeholders. We consider it our duty and responsibility to support this commitment through our efforts to engage in the political process and the development of public policy. We are members of the Civic Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of more than 1,100 businesses united in working together to build a future in which everyone participates in shaping our country. We are signatories of the organization’s Joint Statement for Protecting Voting Access, which supports safe and accessible voting for all eligible Americans.
The links below share our approach to political engagement, our policy on Political Contributions and the trade associations to which KDP pays annual dues or membership fees, including disclosures on those associations that receive more than $25,000 per year in non-deductible fees for federal lobbying expenditures. You can find our lobbying disclosure filings on the government’s Lobbying Disclosure website.
Download Political Engagement Approach
Download Political Contributions Policy
Download 2018 Trade Associations
Download 2019 Trade Associations
Download 2020 Trade Associations
Download 2021 Trade Associations
Supplier Code of Conduct
Keurig Dr Pepper is committed to high standards of social and environmental responsibility and ethical conduct. We have created this Code as an extension of our own Corporate Code of Conduct to form the cornerstone of our commitment to responsibly source our products. This Code defines the universal standards that we require our suppliers to adhere to when conducting business with KDP. The requirements laid out in the Code are based on internationally recognized standards, including the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the UN Global Compact Principles and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Rights and Principles at Work.
Download Keurig Dr Pepper’s Supplier Code of Conduct (ENGLISH)
Download Keurig Dr Pepper’s Supplier Code of Conduct (FRENCH)
Download Keurig Dr Pepper’s Supplier Code of Conduct (SPANISH)
Download Keurig Dr Pepper’s Supplier Code of Conduct (CHINESE)
Brazilian Coffee Purchases
In addition to the requirements in our Supplier Code of Conduct, and in light of the Company’s awareness of the Brazilian Ministry of Labor and Employment’s Dirty List, which publishes the names of Brazilian estates found to be profiting from conditions of forced labor, KDP has created a Brazilian Coffee Purchasing Policy. KDP expects all relevant coffee suppliers, and their upstream supply sources, to become familiar with, and comply with, the policy.
We are committed to sourcing products, components and materials from companies that share our values regarding respect for human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. To that end, we are committed to the ethical sourcing of minerals including tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG).
There is concern that 3TG, often referred to as “conflict minerals,” could originate from certain mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo which are controlled by armed militias who use the proceeds from the sale of these minerals to fund ongoing conflict in the region. As a result, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to conflict minerals, as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the “Rule”).
Our Conflict Minerals Policy can be downloaded below:
Our annual Conflict Minerals Reports can be downloaded below:
Modern Slavery Statement
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) is committed to doing business the right way and to its responsibility to protect human rights. KDP strives to be an example of good human rights and labor practices throughout our business activities. This statement sets out the steps taken by KDP during the course of 2019 to prevent, identify and address human rights and modern slavery risks in our operations and supply chains. It is designed to meet the requirements of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657).
Keurig Dr Pepper recognizes that our business depends upon environmental resources. We therefore pursue positive impact on the places where we work and the lives we touch, by restoring natural resources and partnering with communities. With that as our aim, we work to design, source and manufacture products that benefit the environment as a whole.
Keurig Dr Pepper has outlined our commitments in the following policies that can be downloaded below:
Regenerative Agriculture and Conservation
Regenerative agriculture and conservation actions are key drivers for protecting, restoring and managing natural resources. In 2021, KDP set a goal of supporting regenerative agriculture and conservation on 250,000 acres of land by 2030, which represents 50% of the land area used to grow all of the coffee, corn (for High Fructose Corn Syrup) and apples (fresh and for juice concentrate) that KDP purchases. KDP intends to meet this commitment through investments that support outcomes on coffee, corn, and apple-growing farmland, and by investing in conservation in our supply chain communities where these key ingredients are grown. This document outlines KDP’s methodology for measuring progress, which has been developed in partnership with experts including growers, NGOs, and industry organizations, and we will continue to evolve our approach as we implement projects and learn through collaboration with our community partners. We will share progress toward this goal annually in our Corporate Responsibility Report and also welcome feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Project implementation partners should request the Excel version for tracking progress.