Environment

We share your commitment to the environment.

Our comprehensive approach to reducing our environmental impact means looking at all aspects of our business, how they intersect and how we can integrate new solutions to create meaningful and sustained change. By building more energy-efficient stores and facilities, conserving the energy and water we use, and scaling front-of-store recycling for customers, we are pushing ourselves to reduce the environmental footprint of our business operations.

  1. Building Greener Stores
    Green Stores

    By building environmentally sound stores and facilities, conserving the energy and water we use and purchasing renewable energy credits, we’re pushing ourselves to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations.

  2. Recycling & Reducing Waste
    Recycle

    We’re working to shrink our environmental footprint and meet the expectations of our customers. Providing recycling in our stores and ensuring the recyclability of our cups are two of our foremost priorities.

  3. Cups & Materials
    Cups and Materials

    Addressing environmental challenges requires us to think beyond our company. We’re constantly looking to innovate and collaborate with like-minded organizations to reduce our cup and packaging waste.

  4. Climate Change
    Climate Change

    Since 2004, we’ve been aggressively pursuing strategies to address this problem and help farmers mitigate the impact of climate change on their farms.

How You Can Help

How you can help - use a tumbler

Reduce Waste and Save Money. Save 10¢ and a paper cup each time you use a reusable tumbler! You can find them in our stores or online.

Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress

Global Responsibility Art

Learn about our 2013 Goals & Progress

The Journey of Our Cup

Our goal is to ensure 100% of our cups are reusable or recyclable by 2015. Learn more