Environment

We share your commitment to the environment.

Our comprehensive approach to reducing our environmental impact means looking at all aspects of our business, how they intersect and how we can integrate new solutions to create meaningful and sustained change. By building more energy-efficient stores and facilities, conserving the energy and water we use, and scaling front-of-store recycling for customers, we are pushing ourselves to reduce the environmental footprint of our business operations.

  1. Water & Energy Conservation
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    By conserving the energy and water we use and purchasing renewable energy credits, we’re pushing ourselves to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations and help ensure access to clean water in coffee-growing communities.

  2. Climate Change
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    Since 2004, we’ve been aggressively pursuing strategies to address this problem and help farmers mitigate the impact of climate change on their farms.

  3. Reforesting Lebanon
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    Over a period of four years, we have partnered with the Association for Forests Development and Conservation (AFDC) to replant forests that were affected by wildfire.

  4. LEED® Certified Stores
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    We are working to bring all of our stores to LEED® building standards and ensure that our approach to designing, building, and maintaining our stores is inclusive of a range of environmental goals.

  5. Recycling & Reducing Waste
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    We’re working to shrink our environmental footprint and meet the expectations of our customers. Providing recycling in our stores and ensuring the recyclability of our cups are two of our foremost priorities.

Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress

Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress

Learn about our 2014 Goals & Progress