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.

Would 69% of Americans Turn Down a Job Due to a Company’s Poor Reputation?

New survey found that 69 percent of Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if…

Starbucks CEO: Affordable Care Act No Excuse to Cut Benefits

Howard Schultz, who has often been depicted as a bit of a maverick for his staunch refusal to cut employee benefits - even…

Women in CSR: Lauren Moore, eBay

Lauren Moore, Head of Global Social Innovation, eBay Inc., talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

The Rise of Equality in Business

This step by Starbucks and so many others to connect their value of equality to their corporate identity is a big indicator of…

Two U.S. Senators Warn Pro Sports Leagues Against Aligning with Obamacare

Senators McConnell and Cornyn warn NFL, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, PGA and NBA, not to help publicize Obamacare, warning against potential brand damage.

Little Coffee Pods Pose Giant Waste and Recycling Problems

As the consumption of coffee pods surges in the U.S., so do the questions about their disposal and recycling.

Do Apple’s Tax Practices Reflect Irresponsible Capitalism?

The reports on Apple’s tax avoidance and Cook’s testimony once again brought up the question of tax fairness and what it means nowadays.…

Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz in Favor of Raising U.S. Minimum Wage

Add Starbucks’ chief executive officer Howard Schultz to the list of business leaders in favor of an increase in the U.S. minimum wage.

Starbucks Increases Ethical Sourcing Practices with New Farm in Costa Rica

This week Starbucks announced it would increase its ethical sourcing practices with the investment in a new farming and research center in Costa…

Starbucks Will Source Only Sustainable Palm Oil By 2015

Green Century Management announced last week that Starbucks will only buy palm oil from suppliers with sustainable certification by 2015.

Why Corporate Tax Fairness Should Be Part of the CSR Agenda

Why you can’t call yourself a responsible company and minimize your tax bill to the lowest possible amount at the same time.

Don’t Blame Google and Starbucks For Minimizing Their Tax Bills

Publicly traded companies like Google and Starbucks are fiduciarily beholden to their shareholders to maximize profits and minimize losses. Companies that fail to…

Starbucks Needs More Than a $1 Reusable Cup to Boost Recycling

Last week media outlets were abuzz with Starbucks’ announcement that company-owned stores will sell reusable cups for $1 to boost recycling.

Hijacked Starbucks Twitter Campaign in the UK Ends Up an Epic Cluster F-F-F Frappuccino

Starbucks UK suffered an epic social media fail when someone decided it would be a good idea to have a Twitter campaign hashtag,…

The CSR Christmas List: Who’s Naughty and Who Is Nice?

This month Consumer Reports came out with a “Naughty and Nice” list that focuses on what companies succeeded and failed. We have our…