Building Greener Stores
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.
Beyond the proactive efforts within our control, the realities of climate change are a growing challenge, and we felt the impact during 2012 – the hottest year on record. From coffee-growing conditions in Costa Rica to the increased electricity needed to power our stores, we need to consider the global impact of our actions.
By building more energy-efficient stores and facilities, conserving the energy (and water) we use and purchasing renewable energy credits, we are pushing ourselves to reduce the environmental footprint of our business operations.
- LEED® Certified Stores
We’re creating more eco-conscious stores on a global scale from the design stage right through to construction and operations.
- Energy Conservation & Renewable Energy
We are committed to both reducing our energy use and supporting new, renewable solutions.
- Water Conservation
Water is essential for our beverages, and for life. To conserve this vital resource, we are actively working to reduce the amount we use in our stores.
- Store Design
Our designs reflect the character of a store's surrounding neighborhood and help reduce environmental impacts. See highlights of our stores from around the world.
How You Can HelpWe encourage you to learn more about our environmental efforts so that you can potentially implement the same or similar solutions in your home or business.
Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress
Explore a Green Store
Our first LEED® certified store in Seattle at 1st and Pike has been designed and built with many environmentally smart features.