Ethically Sourced Manufactured Goods
From the merchandise on our shelves to the furniture in our stores or the aprons worn by our baristas, Starbucks cares about the way in which these products are made, and about the workers who make them.
Our program is built upon a strong set of foundational standards, and our sourcing teams work directly with a diverse set of suppliers who share our commitment to ethical sourcing to negotiate contracts for the products we use operationally and those we sell to our customers. These social and environmental standards also allow us to assist suppliers in making improvements to their business practices.
Commitment to continuous improvement is the cornerstone of our program, and factory assessments have been a key part of our strategy since 2006. Although we endeavor to support our suppliers through multiple channels of engagement and paths to improvement, there are times when we must halt business due to the nature of issues until our standards can be met.
We are continuing to collaborate with others in our industry to address ethical sourcing best practices in our shared supply bases.