Starbucks Standards and Policies

We think it’s important to take a stand on issues to support our business and because it’s who we are and how we operate.

That’s why we believe we have a responsibility to advocate policies that support not only the health of our business, but of our partners (employees) and communities we are part of.

Starbucks strives to adopt best practices across its business including the areas of human resources, supply chain, coffee buying, community involvement and care for the environment. Individual actions shape how the world views Starbucks and so our Business Ethics and Compliance Policy empowers all partners to make decisions and take actions that reflect the company's business standards.

You can find out more about Starbucks global policies on