Starbucks: CSR & Sustainability News

Starbucks Corporation purchases and roasts whole bean coffees. It operates 6,705 company-operated stores and 4,082 licensed stores in the United States; and 2,326 company-operated stores and 3,890 licensed stores in Canada, the U.K., China, Germany, Thailand, and internationally. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

World Economic Forum Challenges Businesses to Support LGBT Equality, Even in Countries Without Equal Rights

According to the World Economic Forum, advice for companies supporting gay rights, but that operate in countries where such policies are a non-starter,…

How to Address Profitability in CSR Communications

The third "p" of triple bottom line clearly highlights the importance of "profitability." However, it seems like many businesses are weary of discussing…

NPR and Starbucks: Polarizing Brands that Still Succeed

The brand consultancy Enso ranked 150 top U.S. brands, and found Starbucks and NPR to be the most "polarizing." Yet both organizations have…

Better Buildings Challenge Nets Almost $2 Billion in Energy Savings

The DOE Better Buildings Program saved organizations almost $2 billion in energy costs last year. Even Energy Secretary Rick Perry boasted about the…

Hire More Veterans: Starbucks Did and Never Looked Back

Starbucks powers ahead with its longstanding commitment to hire and support veterans, brushing off Breitbart's calls for yet another boycott.

Starbucks Baristas Demand Equal Maternity Leave Benefits

Starbucks is being challenged by employees who say the company’s much-heralded maternity leave benefits are unfairly applied.

Try, Try Again: Starbucks Weathers One Boycott After Another

Conservatives mounted a boycott to protest Starbucks' support for refugees, but past experience shows they are doomed to fail.

3p Weekend: Are Boycotts the New Normal?

The first weeks of the Donald Trump administration were tumultuous at best. But among the policy disputes, we're noticing another curious trend: boycotts…

Starbucks Faces Boycotts After Pledging to Hire 10,000 Refugees

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years, in the wake of President Donald Trump's so-called "Muslim ban." Of…

Australia Pilots Disposable Coffee Cup Recycling Project

A company in the United Kingdom says it has a cost-effective solution to recycle disposable coffee cups. And a trial run of its…

If Starbucks Were a Bank, It Would Be a Billion-Dollar Force

If Starbucks were a bank, it would boast $1.2 billion in deposits -- which are now stored on its customers’ gift cards.

Starbucks Issues the First U.S. Corporate Sustainability Bond

Starbucks issued $500 million worth of notes whose proceeds will benefit its sustainability programs in coffee-growing regions. Called Senior Notes, they include the…

Starbucks Ramps Up Food Donations Nationwide

Long notorious for its food waste, Starbucks is working with two nonprofits to do something with those unwanted food products that far too…

Starbucks Accused of Lagging on Deforestation Commitments

A coalition of NGOs is urging Starbucks to make bolder moves in order to cut deforestation and irresponsibly-sourced palm oil and paper out…

5 Companies Engaging Their Employees Around Sustainability

Sustainability helps to create a more positive brand and increases a company’s leadership role within the industry. These five companies are well-known for…