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.

Report: Food Industry Needs to Take Responsibility for Its Packaging Waste

Nearly a third of the United States’ solid waste stream is product packaging – a Capri Sun drink pouch, a Starbucks coffee cup…

Starbucks Updates Animal Welfare Standards

Starbucks recently updated its animal welfare standards. They include phasing out sow gestation crates and cages for chickens, eliminating the use of artificial…

3p Weekend: 10 Companies That Stand for LGBT Equality

As marriage equality legislation makes its way through courtrooms across the country, it's clear that equality will soon be the norm rather than…

Investing in America: How Companies are Prioritizing Economic Development in the U.S.

The business trend over the past 20 years may have been focused on globalization and our increasingly connected world, but some companies have…

3p Weekend: 10 Companies Committed to Sustainable Palm Oil

As consumers become more aware of palm oil-related deforestation, a select few companies are leading the charge and making bold commitments to sustainable…

Great CSR Leadership Examples for 2014

Consumers really care about a company’s corporate social responsibility track record. According to research, only 17 percent of consumers surveyed would consider referring…

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…