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  • Overall approach
    9/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "We are committed to pursuing zero net deforestation across our supply chain."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify:

      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      "In June 2004, Starbucks joined the UN Global Compact, a voluntary international network of corporations, UN agencies, trade unions and nongovernmental organizations that support 10 universal principles. These principles are based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration of the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. We consider these principles to be a natural extension of Starbucks Guiding Principles, which define the company’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Deforestation is having a devastating impact on our planet, destroying habitat, decreasing biodiversity and damaging communities. We are focused on tackling the issue where we have the greatest opportunity to have impact."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What type of risk is recognised?: Financial; Operational

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: NA
      "We track developments in regulation which may impact our business and supply chain, including those around deforestation. Changes in applicable environmental regulations, including increased or additional regulations to limit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, to discourage the use of plastic or to limit or impose additional costs on commercial water use, may result in increased compliance costs, capital expenditures, incremental investments, and other financial obligations for us and our business partners, which could affect our profitability."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Quarterly

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & paper
      Climate related risks include deforestation - "The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for risk oversight, including, as part of regular board and committee meetings, general oversight of executives’ management of risks relevant to the Company. This includes oversight of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks, including climate-related issues. A fundamental part of risk oversight is not only understanding the material risks a company faces and the steps management is taking to manage those risks, but also understanding what level of risk is appropriate for the company [...] Starbucks recognizes the need to incorporate forests-related issues into our long-term business objectives to ensure the sustainability and longevity of the crops, regions, and communities our business relies on"
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Executive compensation
      Yes, for all commodities
      0/0
      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: No
      In relation to their "We are governing our sustainability commitments through our Global Environmental Council, which is comprised of senior leaders across Starbucks whose compensation is tied to performance against our goals. We also formally review and seek counsel from our Board of Directors Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, along with informal advisors who are experts and influencers in the sustainability sector" [...] "Starbucks individual performance factor (IPF), part of the Annual Incentive Bonus Plan, is weighted at 30% of the target value of each annual cash incentive award with a payout between 0-200% of target based on an assessment of individual performance against certain strategic, operational, leadership, and ESG goals, as recommended by the Compensation Committee and authorized by the board."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      1/1
      Land-use change emissions
      Yes
      1/1
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "Category 1 emissions includes land use change (LUC) for purchases of coffee, tea, cocoa and dairy [...] Carbon: 50% absolute reduction in scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse (GHG) emissions representing all of Starbucks direct operations and value chain."
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      1/1
      Emissions reporting
      Yes
      1/1
      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?: NA

      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 1.6 million tons
      "16 MILLION TONS of greenhouse gases were emitted in2018 across Starbucks full value chain, including Land Use Change [...] Land Use Change: for the first time in this year’s footprint, accounts for 10% of total emissions." This means that land use change accounted for 1.6 million tons of carbon emissions in 2018.
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Conservation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 6,000 hectares
      "FY21 Results: Launched two new projects in Colombia and Peru and protected and restored more than 500 hectares of forests. Land-use change and deforestation are the greatest climate risks facing the coffee industry. Early in FY21, Starbucks launched projects with Conservation International in Huila, Colombia, and San Martin, Peru, to not only remove carbon and support our carbon neutral goals, but to provide freshwater ecosystems benefits and improve biodiversity. In FY21, these projects have resulted in more than 500 hectares of forest in Peru protected or restored with restoration plans underway in Colombia. Over the next five years, we anticipate these projects to conserve or restore more than 6,000 hectares in 16 farming communities across the countries, benefiting both local communities and reducing Starbucks carbon footprint. The projects are also developing carbon measurement and water monitoring protocols, in conjunction with local stakeholders."
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 500 hectares
      "FY21 Results: Launched two new projects in Colombia and Peru and protected and restored more than 500 hectares of forests. Land-use change and deforestation are the greatest climate risks facing the coffee industry. Early in FY21, Starbucks launched projects with Conservation International in Huila, Colombia, and San Martin, Peru, to not only remove carbon and support our carbon neutral goals, but to provide freshwater ecosystems benefits and improve biodiversity. In FY21, these projects have resulted in more than 500 hectares of forest in Peru protected or restored with restoration plans underway in Colombia. Over the next five years, we anticipate these projects to conserve or restore more than 6,000 hectares in 16 farming communities across the countries, benefiting both local communities and reducing Starbucks carbon footprint. The projects are also developing carbon measurement and water monitoring protocols, in conjunction with local stakeholders."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "Starbucks commits to reduce absolute scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by FY30 from a FY19 base year 1% increase compared to FY19. An increase at this stage in our journey towards significant reductions in our GHG emissions is expected. [...] In March 2021, Starbucks GHG reduction goal was validated as science-based by the SBTi, which confirmed our target is aligned with a 1.5 degree Celsius pathway."
  • Commodity score
    22/90
    • Palm oil
      26/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            When was this commitment set?: 2014

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat
            "We are committed to sourcing deforestation free, peat free, and exploitation free palm oil. [...] as well as a stronger focus on preserving high carbon stock and remaining peat areas and managing existing plantations on peat according to best practices. [...] We use a very small amount of palm oil derivatives in some ingredients. Starbucks does not directly buy palm oil so we are constantly improving our communication with suppliers to ensure they are aware of our RSPO commitment. RSPO certification includes Mass Balance, Identity Preserved and Segregated but countries of origin not currently known for our ingredients. We are working to continuously improve our understanding of our supply chain. We publicly report our progress towards 100% RSPO by completing RSPO's ACOP found at www.rspo.org"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We are committed to sourcing deforestation free, peat free, and exploitation free palm oil. [...] as well as a stronger focus on preserving high carbon stock and remaining peat areas and managing existing plantations on peat according to best practices. [...] We use a very small amount of palm oil derivatives in some ingredients. Starbucks does not directly buy palm oil so we are constantly improving our communication with suppliers to ensure they are aware of our RSPO commitment. RSPO certification includes Mass Balance, Identity Preserved and Segregated but countries of origin not currently known for our ingredients. We are working to continuously improve our understanding of our supply chain. We publicly report our progress towards 100% RSPO by completing RSPO's ACOP found at www.rspo.org"
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
            Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "We require our suppliers to communicate and uphold these Standards with their employees, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors [...] Starbucks will not tolerate the use of any forced or involuntary labor, either directly or indirectly, by our suppliers, contractors or subcontractors [...] Suppliers will not employ any persons under the age of 15 [...]. Suppliers shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, parental status, pregnancy, or other similar factors in hiring practices or any other term or condition of work [...] Suppliers must recognize and respect the right of workers to freedom of association and to bargain collectively."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          ". Suppliers shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, parental status, pregnancy, or other similar factors in hiring practices or any other term or condition of work, including assignment of work, occupational training, advancement, promotion, wages and other compensation, granting of social benefits, discipline or termination." [...] "As part of our commitment, we respect the rights of vulnerable groups, such as women, migrant, seasonal and temporary workers, as well as the rights of indigenous communities."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "We are committed to providing remedy in cases where we may have caused or contributed to an adverse human rights impact across our value chain. As part of this commitment, we will not obstruct access to other remedies and we will work with our Supply Chain and Business Partners to remedy adverse impacts that we are directly linked to. In line with our value of continuous improvement, Starbucks is committed to incorporating the lessons we learn from instances where we may have caused or contributed to harm and communicating the changes we introduce to prevent repeating harms."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          "We respect the crucial work done by Human Rights Defenders who work individually or with others to promote or protect human rights. We value their input, as we value the input of all of our stakeholders, and we neither tolerate nor contribute to threats, intimidation and attacks against Human Rights Defenders. "
      • Implementation and Reporting
        13/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          What methods are used for verification?: Certification

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 65%

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "As members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), we are engaging the organization and other industry stakeholders regarding sustainable production practices and support efforts. We continue to work with our suppliers to meet this objective, especially in areas where the demand for certified palm oil is low (i.e. Asia). Some markets started the process behind other company operated markets and have experienced significant challenges working with second tier suppliers to find availability of certified palm oil from physical supply chains. "
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "STARBUCKS SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT [...] As a global company, Starbucks does business with suppliers from many countries of diverse cultural, social, and economic circumstances. We strive to work with suppliers that are committed to our universal principles of operating their business in a responsible and ethical manner, respecting the rights of individuals, and helping to protect the environment. [....] Our suppliers are required to sign an agreement pledging compliance with Starbucks Supplier Code of Conduct and specific standards, which includes the following [...] • Meeting or exceeding national laws and international standards for environmental protection, and minimizing negative environmental impacts of suppliers’ operations • Commitment to measuring, monitoring, reporting and verification of compliance to this code [...] Verification of compliance is subject to audits by Starbucks or a third party designated by or otherwise acceptable to Starbucks. Failure to comply, or failure to work with Starbucks or a third party to correct non-complying situations, are grounds for cancellation of open orders, discontinued use of non-complying production sites, or termination of our business relationship."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "Our Ethics and Compliance Helpline, which can be accessed anytime online or by phone, is a resource to ask questions or raise concerns. Available in multiple languages, and accessible locally in many geographies, Partners or individuals that experience or see conduct that is inconsistent with our Global Human Rights Statement may use our Ethics and Compliance Helpline to raise concerns. Reported concerns specifically related to human rights are escalated to the appropriate team at Starbucks."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 65.10%

          Total volume: NA

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food and beverage

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA
          According to their RSPO ACOP report, total volume of palm oil is 2929 tonnes, which includes certified and uncertified palm.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: corrective action plans
          "In line with our value to hold ourselves accountable for results, we engage in third-party assessments of our Supply Chain. When we identify suppliers that have not met our ethical sourcing standards, it is our philosophy of transparency, continuous improvement and shared responsibility to work with those suppliers to develop corrective action plans and implement these plans based on a mutually agreed schedule toward resolution. We also pursue certifications where appropriate, such as for palm oil and conflict minerals."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      25/90
      • Commitment Strength
        5/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          5/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content

            When was this commitment set?: NA

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Packaging

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            In their CDP 2020 report this applies to Timber products "We are committed to pursuing zero net deforestation across our supply chain. Deforestation is having a devastating impact on our planet, destroying habitat, decreasing biodiversity and damaging communities. We are focused on tackling the issue where we have the greatest opportunity to have impact. By taking a targeted approach, we hope to make continuous progress toward eliminating the threat of deforestation posed by some of our key products. We are also taking steps to address deforestation in key commodities through our purchasing guidelines and internal processes. We have recently established global sustainable packaging requirements for Starbucks product packaging that prioritizes the use of sustainably source materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0%

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA
            In their CDP 2020 report this applies to Timber products "We are committed to pursuing zero net deforestation across our supply chain. Deforestation is having a devastating impact on our planet, destroying habitat, decreasing biodiversity and damaging communities. We are focused on tackling the issue where we have the greatest opportunity to have impact. By taking a targeted approach, we hope to make continuous progress toward eliminating the threat of deforestation posed by some of our key products. We are also taking steps to address deforestation in key commodities through our purchasing guidelines and internal processes. We have recently established global sustainable packaging requirements for Starbucks product packaging that prioritizes the use of sustainably source materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We require our suppliers to communicate and uphold these Standards with their employees, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors [...] Starbucks will not tolerate the use of any forced or involuntary labor, either directly or indirectly, by our suppliers, contractors or subcontractors [...] Suppliers will not employ any persons under the age of 15 [...]. Suppliers shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, parental status, pregnancy, or other similar factors in hiring practices or any other term or condition of work [...] Suppliers must recognize and respect the right of workers to freedom of association and to bargain collectively."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          ". Suppliers shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, parental status, pregnancy, or other similar factors in hiring practices or any other term or condition of work, including assignment of work, occupational training, advancement, promotion, wages and other compensation, granting of social benefits, discipline or termination." [...] "As part of our commitment, we respect the rights of vulnerable groups, such as women, migrant, seasonal and temporary workers, as well as the rights of indigenous communities."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "We are committed to providing remedy in cases where we may have caused or contributed to an adverse human rights impact across our value chain. As part of this commitment, we will not obstruct access to other remedies and we will work with our Supply Chain and Business Partners to remedy adverse impacts that we are directly linked to. In line with our value of continuous improvement, Starbucks is committed to incorporating the lessons we learn from instances where we may have caused or contributed to harm and communicating the changes we introduce to prevent repeating harms."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          "We respect the crucial work done by Human Rights Defenders who work individually or with others to promote or protect human rights. We value their input, as we value the input of all of our stakeholders, and we neither tolerate nor contribute to threats, intimidation and attacks against Human Rights Defenders. "
      • Implementation and Reporting
        13/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: SPC - the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "We are an active member of SPC - the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, working with other industry members to elevate the sustainability of our entire paper foodservice packaging from cradle to grave."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "STARBUCKS SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT [...] As a global company, Starbucks does business with suppliers from many countries of diverse cultural, social, and economic circumstances. We strive to work with suppliers that are committed to our universal principles of operating their business in a responsible and ethical manner, respecting the rights of individuals, and helping to protect the environment. [....] Our suppliers are required to sign an agreement pledging compliance with Starbucks Supplier Code of Conduct and specific standards, which includes the following [...] • Meeting or exceeding national laws and international standards for environmental protection, and minimizing negative environmental impacts of suppliers’ operations • Commitment to measuring, monitoring, reporting and verification of compliance to this code [...] Verification of compliance is subject to audits by Starbucks or a third party designated by or otherwise acceptable to Starbucks. Failure to comply, or failure to work with Starbucks or a third party to correct non-complying situations, are grounds for cancellation of open orders, discontinued use of non-complying production sites, or termination of our business relationship."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "Our Ethics and Compliance Helpline, which can be accessed anytime online or by phone, is a resource to ask questions or raise concerns. Available in multiple languages, and accessible locally in many geographies, Partners or individuals that experience or see conduct that is inconsistent with our Global Human Rights Statement may use our Ethics and Compliance Helpline to raise concerns. Reported concerns specifically related to human rights are escalated to the appropriate team at Starbucks."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          2/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          1.5/3
          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 182,600,000 Metric tons

          Total volume: 182,600,000 Metric tons

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food and beverage

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: NA
          Starbucks report a total of "Volume 182,600,000 Metric tons" in their 2021 CDP report. They quote that these are "partical volumes".
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Corrective action plans

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "In line with our value to hold ourselves accountable for results, we engage in third-party assessments of our Supply Chain. When we identify suppliers that have not met our ethical sourcing standards, it is our philosophy of transparency, continuous improvement and shared responsibility to work with those suppliers to develop corrective action plans and implement these plans based on a mutually agreed schedule toward resolution. We also pursue certifications where appropriate, such as for palm oil and conflict minerals."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      14/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We require our suppliers to communicate and uphold these Standards with their employees, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors [...] Starbucks will not tolerate the use of any forced or involuntary labor, either directly or indirectly, by our suppliers, contractors or subcontractors [...] Suppliers will not employ any persons under the age of 15 [...]. Suppliers shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, parental status, pregnancy, or other similar factors in hiring practices or any other term or condition of work [...] Suppliers must recognize and respect the right of workers to freedom of association and to bargain collectively."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          ". Suppliers shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, parental status, pregnancy, or other similar factors in hiring practices or any other term or condition of work, including assignment of work, occupational training, advancement, promotion, wages and other compensation, granting of social benefits, discipline or termination." [...] "As part of our commitment, we respect the rights of vulnerable groups, such as women, migrant, seasonal and temporary workers, as well as the rights of indigenous communities."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "We are committed to providing remedy in cases where we may have caused or contributed to an adverse human rights impact across our value chain. As part of this commitment, we will not obstruct access to other remedies and we will work with our Supply Chain and Business Partners to remedy adverse impacts that we are directly linked to. In line with our value of continuous improvement, Starbucks is committed to incorporating the lessons we learn from instances where we may have caused or contributed to harm and communicating the changes we introduce to prevent repeating harms."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          "We respect the crucial work done by Human Rights Defenders who work individually or with others to promote or protect human rights. We value their input, as we value the input of all of our stakeholders, and we neither tolerate nor contribute to threats, intimidation and attacks against Human Rights Defenders. "
      • Implementation and Reporting
        7/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "STARBUCKS SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT [...] As a global company, Starbucks does business with suppliers from many countries of diverse cultural, social, and economic circumstances. We strive to work with suppliers that are committed to our universal principles of operating their business in a responsible and ethical manner, respecting the rights of individuals, and helping to protect the environment. [....] Our suppliers are required to sign an agreement pledging compliance with Starbucks Supplier Code of Conduct and specific standards, which includes the following [...] • Meeting or exceeding national laws and international standards for environmental protection, and minimizing negative environmental impacts of suppliers’ operations • Commitment to measuring, monitoring, reporting and verification of compliance to this code [...] Verification of compliance is subject to audits by Starbucks or a third party designated by or otherwise acceptable to Starbucks. Failure to comply, or failure to work with Starbucks or a third party to correct non-complying situations, are grounds for cancellation of open orders, discontinued use of non-complying production sites, or termination of our business relationship."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social
          "Our Ethics and Compliance Helpline, which can be accessed anytime online or by phone, is a resource to ask questions or raise concerns. Available in multiple languages, and accessible locally in many geographies, Partners or individuals that experience or see conduct that is inconsistent with our Global Human Rights Statement may use our Ethics and Compliance Helpline to raise concerns. Reported concerns specifically related to human rights are escalated to the appropriate team at Starbucks."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Corrective action plans

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "In line with our value to hold ourselves accountable for results, we engage in third-party assessments of our Supply Chain. When we identify suppliers that have not met our ethical sourcing standards, it is our philosophy of transparency, continuous improvement and shared responsibility to work with those suppliers to develop corrective action plans and implement these plans based on a mutually agreed schedule toward resolution. We also pursue certifications where appropriate, such as for palm oil and conflict minerals."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    4/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    11/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    7/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Starbucks Corp. is the owner of the Starbucks chain of coffee stores and several other subsidiaries operating across the food and beverage industry. In 2015 Starbucks was ranked as the largest chain of coffee shops in the world by number of stores. In 2017 it had over 24,000 outlets in 70 countries. In addition to coffee, Starbucks Corp. also trades in teas, bottled drinks, baked goods, snacks and other food items. Its range of products and packaging leave it exposed to various forest risk commodities including palm oil, soy and paper. Starbucks Corp. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food Retail, Paper Packaging
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Starbucks, Teavana, Evolution Fresh

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