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  • Overall approach
    10/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      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
      Yes
      1/1
      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."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      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
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "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." ; "We are committed to pursuing zero net deforestation across our supply chain."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Yes, for all commodities
      0/0
      "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." ; "We are committed to pursuing zero net deforestation across our supply chain."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      "By 2030, Starbucks will aim to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent" - its 2018 Environmental Baseline Report shows a breakdown of Starbuck's current carbon footprint including emissions from land use change, so this should be included in their reduction target
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      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
      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?: 210,258 ha
      "Goals & Progress: Forest Carbon Programs. Goal: Improve farmers’ access to carbon markets, helping them generate additional income while protecting the environment. We continued to learn from our pilot in Indonesia and have seen significant improvements with the program’s implementation in Mexico. Forests protected: 210,258 hectares.
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050
      "And in FY20, we joined the new Transform to Net Zero initiative as a founding member. Comprised of nine founding members, the Initiative’s objective is to accelerate the transition to a net zero global economy no later than 2050 by developing and delivering research, guidance and roadmaps to guide businesses in achieving net zero emissions."
  • Commodity score
    18/88
    • Palm oil
      30/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We are committed to pursuing zero net deforestation across our supply chain. [...] "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. 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 [...] Since making our commitment in 2013, we worked with our suppliers to ensure they use only RSPO certified palm oil for Starbucks-branded products in company owned stores globally by the end of 2015.We are now in the process of working with our licensed and joint venture partners to encourage them to adopt this same commitment. Only palm oil with a traceability level of Mass Balance, Segregation, or stronger is acceptable. Green Palm Certificates are not accepted as they do not provide supply chain traceability."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We are committed to pursuing zero net deforestation across our supply chain. [...] "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. 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 [...] Since making our commitment in 2013, we worked with our suppliers to ensure they use only RSPO certified palm oil for Starbucks-branded products in company owned stores globally by the end of 2015.We are now in the process of working with our licensed and joint venture partners to encourage them to adopt this same commitment. Only palm oil with a traceability level of Mass Balance, Segregation, or stronger is acceptable. Green Palm Certificates are not accepted as they do not provide supply chain traceability."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2015
            "Since making our commitment in 2013, we worked with our suppliers to ensure they use only RSPO-certified palm oil for Starbucks-branded products in company owned stores globally by the end of 2015.We are now in the process of working with our licensed and joint venture partners to encourage them to adopt this same commitment."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: 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. 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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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. 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."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
             No target date given for FULL implementation of commitment (ie. for bringing licensed and joint venture partners into compliance) - "Since making our commitment in 2013, we worked with our suppliers to ensure they use only RSPO-certified palm oil for Starbucks-branded products in company owned stores globally by the end of 2015.We are now in the process of working with our licensed and joint venture partners to encourage themto adopt this same commitment."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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 [...] s. 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
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Starbucks require suppliers to ensure that their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Total volume of palm oil is 2929 tonnes, which includes certified and uncertified palm. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "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. 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."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 65.1%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            According to the 2020 ACOP, 65.1% was RSPO certified. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "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. 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."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We are committed to providing safe, confidential and accessible grievance channels to all individuals impacted by our operations and products. Starbucks does not tolerate retaliation against or the victimization of anyone who raises concerns or questions regarding a potential violation of our Global Human Rights Statement." They have an 'Ethics and Compliance WebLine, where grievances can be logged online or over the phone: https://businessconduct.eawebline.com/
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported:  2929 tonnes
          According to their RSPO ACOP report, total volume of palm oil is 2929 tonnes, which includes certified and uncertified palm. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What is the certified volume?: 1906 tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1023 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          According to their RSPO ACOP report, total volume of palm oil is 2929 tonnes, which includes certified and uncertified palm. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          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
      18/88
      • Commitment Strength
        7/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Today, Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. announced that it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from nearly 1,500 stores across Japan and begin providing paper straws to customers starting in January 2020. The new paper straws are made from responsibly-sourced paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line; Location
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Today, Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. announced that it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from nearly 1,500 stores across Japan and begin providing paper straws to customers starting in January 2020. The new paper straws are made from responsibly-sourced paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Today, Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. announced that it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from nearly 1,500 stores across Japan and begin providing paper straws to customers starting in January 2020. The new paper straws are made from responsibly-sourced paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "Double the recycled content, recyclability and compostability, and reusability of our cups and packaging by 2022" [...] "We’ve decreased the use of virgin paper fiber and trees by incorporating post-consumer fiber (PCF) into our cups"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
             "Double the recycled content, recyclability and compostability, and reusability of our cups and packaging by 2022" [...] "We’ve decreased the use of virgin paper fiber and trees by incorporating post-consumer fiber (PCF) into our cups"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Double the recycled content, recyclability and compostability, and reusability of our cups and packaging by 2022" [...] "We’ve decreased the use of virgin paper fiber and trees by incorporating post-consumer fiber (PCF) into our cups"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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 [...] s. 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
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Starbucks require suppliers to ensure that their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "Today, Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. announced that it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from nearly 1,500 stores across Japan and begin providing paper straws to customers starting in January 2020. The new paper straws are made from responsibly-sourced paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC
            "Today, Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. announced that it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from nearly 1,500 stores across Japan and begin providing paper straws to customers starting in January 2020. The new paper straws are made from responsibly-sourced paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Sustainable Packaging Coalition

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
           "Starbucks has been a major participant in the Sustainable Packaging Coalition"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We are committed to providing safe, confidential and accessible grievance channels to all individuals impacted by our operations and products. Starbucks does not tolerate retaliation against or the victimization of anyone who raises concerns or questions regarding a potential violation of our Global Human Rights Statement." They have an 'Ethics and Compliance WebLine, where grievances can be logged online or over the phone: https://businessconduct.eawebline.com/
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          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
      7/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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 [...] s. 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
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Starbucks require suppliers to ensure that their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own
          "We are committed to providing safe, confidential and accessible grievance channels to all individuals impacted by our operations and products. Starbucks does not tolerate retaliation against or the victimization of anyone who raises concerns or questions regarding a potential violation of our Global Human Rights Statement." They have an 'Ethics and Compliance WebLine, where grievances can be logged online or over the phone: https://businessconduct.eawebline.com/
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          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
    5/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    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 
Fast food
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Starbucks, Teavana, Evolution Fresh

How we assess the Forest 500

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