Starbucks' Social Responsibility and Sustainability

We've always believed that businesses can - and should - have a positive impact on the communities they serve.

So ever since we opened our first store in 1971, we dedicated ourselves to earning the trust and respect of our customers, partners and neighbours and promoting environmental sustainability. Starbucks' social corporate responsibility and sustainability is about being responsible and doing things that are good for the planet and each other.

  1. Community

    As good neighbours we get involved with local efforts to bring people together and create positive change whenever we can.

    Learn More About Community

  2. Environment

    We’re finding ways to minimize our environmental footprint, tackle climate change, and inspire others to do the same.

    Learn More About Environment

  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.

    Learn More About Ethical Sourcing

  4. Diversity

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

    Learn More About Diversity

Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress

Learn about our 2014 Goals & Progress

How You Can Help

How you can help - use a tumbler

Use a Tumbler at Starbucks
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