Our commitment to communities extends beyond our stores to include the regions that supply our coffee, tea and cocoa, and other agricultural products.
Starbucks invests in programs designed to strengthen economic and social development in local communities, while also caring for the environment. To extend the reach and impact of our programs, we collaborate with nongovernmental organizations that have experience and expertise in working with farming communities.
In addition to these collaborative relationships and social development investments, we also support communities through farmer loans, growing our farmer support centers and continuously improving and expanding our ethical sourcing programs, such as C.A.F.E. Practices. In deploying this unique set of strategies, Starbucks is improving the resilience of our supply chain and, ensuring the long-term supply of high- quality coffee and other agricultural goods, as well as building stronger, enduring farming communities.
In total, Starbucks has invested more than $70 million in collaborative farmer programs and activities – including C.A.F.E. practices, farmer support centers, farmer loans and forest carbon projects. All of these integrated programs directly support improving farmer livelihoods and ensuring a long-term supply of high-quality coffee for the industry.
- Ethical Sourcing Programs
Our ethical sourcing program support model extends beyond coffee to other agricultural product growing communities. Learn more at Ethical Sourcing Overview.