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 8 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
Starbucks Corporation Corporate Governance Principles and Practices for the Board of Directors (PDF 205K)
Restated Articles of Incorporation of Starbucks Corporation (PDF 16K)
Amended and Restated Bylaws of Starbucks Corporation (PDF 165K)
Code of Ethics for CEO, COO, CFO and Finance Leaders (PDF 72K)
Starbucks Corporation Director Nominations Policy (PDF 208K)
Starbucks Corporation Procedure for Communicating Complaints and Concerns (PDF 149K)
Board Committee Charters
Starbucks Corporation Audit and Compliance Committee Charter (PDF 170K)
Starbucks Corporation Compensation and Management Development Committee Charter (PDF 157K)
Starbucks Corporation Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter (PDF 153K)
Starbucks Corporation Audit and Compliance Committee Policy for Pre-Approval of Independent Auditor Services (PDF 176K)
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.