Our Responsibility

    At Starbucks, Ethics Are as Important to Us as They Are to You

    Ever since we opened our first store in 1971, we’ve known it was our responsibility to be an ethical company and earn the trust and respect of our customers, partners (employees) and neighbours. How? By making sure Starbucks as a company has strong ethics, and does things that are good for the planet and each other.

    1. Responsibility in the Local Community

      We’re a part of the community as much as you are, so it’s important to use that we take our share of the responsibility. As good neighbours we get involved with local efforts to bring people together and create positive change whenever we can.

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    2. Environment

      Taking responsibility for the environment is a vital part of the Starbucks code of ethics. We’re finding ethical ways to minimise our environmental footprint, tackle climate change, and inspire others to do the same.

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    3. Ethical Sourcing

      We’re committed to buying and serving the highest-quality, responsibly grown, ethically traded coffee to help create a better future for farmers.

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    4. Diversity

      By welcoming a diverse range of people and ideas to our business, we create more opportunities for learning and success that benefit customers, partners and suppliers.

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    Download 2015 Global Responsibility Report