Being a Responsible Company

We have always believed that building a great, enduring company requires being performance-driven through the lens of humanity.

Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz walks in field with crowds of people

By staying true to our mission, values and guiding principles, we believe it is possible to build a world-class company with a conscience.

Our success is linked to the success of the farmers and suppliers who grow and produce our products.

Whether it’s coffee, tea, cocoa or manufactured goods, we’re committed to offering ethically sourced, high-quality products. We take a comprehensive approach to ethical sourcing, including economic, social and environmental standards; on-the-ground farmer support and open-source agronomy; industry collaboration; and community development programs. This is an investment in our supply chain and in the livelihoods of the farmers and suppliers with whom we work, as well as in their communities.