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Starbucks demonstrates a robust strategy in critical sustainability areas, largely attributable to its sourcing program based on the companies’ C.A.F.E. Practices standard. The standard covers 98.2% of the company’s green coffee volume and it focuses on economic transparency, social responsibility, environmental leadership and quality. It serves as an integrated framework, managing risks, shaping strategy, and guiding investments across the supply chain. Beyond the scope of C.A.F.E. Practices, Starbucks engages in various initiatives at origin, including supplying 100 million coffee trees to farmers by 2025, establishing farmer support centers, and launching the Global Farmer Fund. While Starbucks prioritizes quality and premiums, further efforts to measure and publicly disclose information concerning producer profitability and incomes would significantly bolster this aspect of their sustainability strategy.


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360 x 1000 mt

19.6 x 1 USD billion $

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An assessment of both overarching corporate and coffee-specific sustainability strategy attributes.

A. Corporate Sustainability Strategy  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Standards and Frameworks

B. Coffee-Specific Sustainability Strategy  

A. Public Coffee-Specific Strategy

B. Comprehensive Coffee-Specific Strategy

C. Industry-Level Partnerships

An assessment of pertinent social topics that include labor conditions and social inclusion.

A. Labor Conditions  

A. Code of Conduct

B. Identifying Risk

C. Investments

B. Social Inclusion  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Investments

An assessment of significant environmental themes that include climate change and deforestation.

A. Climate Change  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Alignment with Climate Initiatives

C. Formalized Commitments

D. Investments

E. Other Environmental Investments

B. Deforestation  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Cut-Off Date

C. Mapping

D. Investments

An assessment of key economic issues that include purchasing practices and farmer economic viability.

A. Purchasing Practices  

A. Standards/ Certifications

B. Sustainability Premiums

C. Multi-Year Contracts

D. Traceability

B. Farmer Economic Well-Being  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Net Income

C. Living Income

D. Reducing Economic Gaps