Responsibility

Earning the right to be part of your community

Across the world we are known as an ethical company. But we know we have to prove this to our customers every single day. From the farms where we buy our coffee to the stores where we make your favourite drink, we work hard to do right by the planet and for the communities we serve.

We’re making a difference in some surprising ways:

  1. Social impact

    Our stores work best when they are connected to their local community. Our partnership with Neighbourly helps us to build new relationships with community groups, charities and local projects. We provide people, funding, coffee and time to help them out.

  2. Environment

    We are working to solve cup recycling and we’ve put in place a strategy to minimise the waste we generate inside and outside our stores. Building green stores, preserving water and minimising our environmental footprint are top of our to-do list.

  3. Ethical Sourcing

    99% of our coffee is ethically sourced and accredited by Conservation International under our CAFE Practices programme. Our coffee is also accredited by Fairtrade in some of our large European markets. We know our supply chain inside out bringing you unique, sustainably produced coffee from across the world.

  4. Youth and Skills

    Over 50 per cent of our employees (partners) are under the age of 24, so we’re passionate about supporting the early careers of young people. We are committed to supporting a new generation of employees build their skills through Headstart or on our Level 2 – 6 Apprenticeship programme.

  5. Health and Wellness

    At Starbucks we are committed to helping our customers to make informed nutritional choices. Find out more here

Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress

Learn about our 2016 Goals & Progress