Corporate Governance

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As part of the Starbucks mission we are committed to maintaining our uncompromising principles while we grow.

In this regard, our Board of Directors has adopted governance principles, committee charters and policies to lead Starbucks governance practices. Currently, our board has 12 directors, a substantial majority of whom meet all of the independence requirements of NASDAQ® and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Corporate Governance Materials

Board Committee Charters

  • Starbucks Corporation Audit and Compliance Committee Charter

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  • Starbucks Corporation Compensation and Management Development Committee Charter

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  • Starbucks Corporation Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter

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  • Starbucks Corporation Audit and Compliance Committee Policy for Pre-Approval of Independent Auditor Services

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Directors and Officers

Starbucks Position on National Health Care Reform

Starbucks Standards of Business Conduct

The Standards of Business Conduct booklet is a resource distributed to all partners to help them make appropriate decisions at work.

The Standards are a brief statement of some of the company’s expectations of how we are all to conduct Starbucks business, consistent with our Guiding Principles. View all versions of the Standards of Business Conduct.