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Starbucks Corporation

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world.


Starbucks recently set new targets around environmental stewardship as part of Starbucks™ Shared Planet™, an initiative dedicated to improving the way the company works with its customers, communities, partners and farmers to create a better future for all. By 2015, 100 percent of Starbucks' cups will be reusable or recyclable and it will significantly reduce its environmental footprint through energy and water conservation, recycling and green construction. Starbucks is a founding member of BICEP because, "Participating in the BICEP coalition is one way we’re working to deliver on these Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitments to doing business responsibly," Starbucks said. "Some may call this responsible capitalism, we think it’s just good business."

Starbucks on BICEP

“Climate change deserves our immediate and unswerving attention.  The sooner we develop national climate policies, the better equipped we’ll be to compete in the global race for clean energy and create new jobs here at home.”

Jim Hanna, Director of Environmental Impact, Starbucks