Press Releases Sustainability
Starbucks today announced its commitment to strengthen its efforts to create pathways out of poverty for the coffee farming communities in China.
In response to critically low coffee prices in Central America, Starbucks announced today a commitment of up to $20 million to temporarily relieve impacted smallholder farmers with whom Starbucks does business, until the coffee market self-corrects and rises above the cost of production.
Starbucks announced the “Starbucks Greener Stores” framework and a commitment to design, build and operate 10,000 “Greener Stores” globally by 2025.
The campaign invites partners (employees) and customers alike to celebrate the company’s achievement in sourcing 99 percent of its coffee ethically, ensuring fair wages for farmers, environmentally friendly farming techniques and the highest quality beans.
The NextGen Cup Consortium and Challenge, convened by Closed Loop Partners, announces that McDonald’s joins Starbucks as a founding member of the group joining together to develop a global recyclable and/or compostable cup solution.
With major gifts from The Starbucks Foundation, Schultz Family Foundation and Microsoft, more than 50 local businesses and organizations respond to the crisis of children living outside and call for urgent action to expand capacity and resources.
Starbucks expanded its commitment to supporting the specialty coffee industry by addressing one of the most significant threats to coffee farmers. Beginning Sept. 29, Starbucks will distribute coffee trees to farmers who have been most impacted by coffee rust.