Environmental Stewardship

We share our customers' commitment to the environment

And we believe in the importance of caring for our planet working with and encouraging others to do the same. As a company that relies on an agricultural product, it makes good business sense. And as people living in the world, it is simply the right thing to do.

  1. Recycling

    It’s a big challenge and we’re making big progress. We’re trying to develop more environmentally friendly cups and are working hard to expand our recycling program in an effort to reduce the waste we create.

    Learn More About Recycling & Reducing Waste

  2. Energy

    We are proud of the work we have done to be more energy efficient and we’re committed to further minimizing our energy consumption and using renewable sources of energy to lower our impact on the planet.

    Learn More About Energy Conservation

  3. Water

    We all have to work carefully with one of our most valuable natural resources and we’re evaluating our store design, equipment and operations to identify ways to continue to reduce the amount of water we use.

    Learn More About Water Conservation

  4. Green Building

    We’re making our stores as green as we can by using responsible building materials and energy efficient designs to reduce our environmental footprint.

    Learn More About Building Greener Stores

  5. Climate Change

    Climate change poses a serious threat to the world’s coffee-growing regions and we’re aggressively pursuing strategies to address this problem and help farmers mitigate the impact.

    Learn More About Tackling Climate Change

How You Can Help

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Use a Tumbler at Starbucks

You save 10¢ and a paper cup every time. 

Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress

Learn more about Greener Starbucks Stores

Explore our Goals & Progress

Explore a Green Store

Our first LEED® certified store at 1st and Pike in Seattle has been designed and built with many environmentally smart features.

Come take a virtual tour

Our Relationships

Conservation International helped Starbucks design our ethical sourcing guidelines.

Learn more about Our Relationships