Starbucks Japan announces 20% of stores to be powered by renewable energy
As part of Starbucks global commitment to decrease carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, Starbucks Coffee Japan will transition all 350 free-standing company-operated stores, approximately 20% of its portfolio, to 100% renewable energy by the end of October 2021. The energy powering these stores is locally-sourced and locally-consumed, and ranges from solar, water, wind and geothermal power sources depending on the natural resources of local communities.
As of April 2021, the transition has been completed in 301 stores, and will extend to 350 locations including stores in Hokkaido, Tohoku and Okinawa by the end of October. For stores operating on shared power such as at malls and other commercial facilities, Starbucks continues to work with leasing facilities, licensees and business partners to find carbon-neutral solutions that will take the company closer toward its resource-positive aspirations.