Contributing positively to our communities across Asia Pacific during Global Month of Good

Every April, Starbucks partners (employees) from around the world come together to fulfill our Mission and Promises by creating a positive impact on our planet and in our communities during Global Month of Good. We celebrated our 14th Global Month of Good this year by bringing partners together in partnership with local community organizations to use our scale for good.

Here are some highlights of this year’s Global Month of Good across Asia Pacific:

Partners from Starbucks Cambodia, with the support of Samrong Chong Ou community, volunteered to plant 1,000 mangrove trees in Prek Kampong Smach, Sihanouk Province. This initiative aims to help prevent soil erosion through the use of mangrove trees’ root system, providing habitats for various wildlife species, and playing a role in carbon sequestration, which helps mitigate climate change.

Partners from Starbucks Hong Kong volunteered with Feeding Hong Kong for the second consecutive year, where they embarked on a “bread run” to collect unsold bread from various bakeries across the city. The collected bread was then redistributed to five nonprofit organizations serving people in need. Partners collected bread from over 70 bakeries across Hong Kong.

Established in 2019 with Prestasi Junior Indonesia, the Starbucks Creative Youth Entrepreneurship Program (SCYEP) seeks to teach young individuals about entrepreneurship through experiential learning. This year, 199 Starbucks partners volunteered 900 hours to mentor youth on their entrepreneurial ideas through SCEYP, culminating in a student competition held in April. SCYEP is also supported by The Starbucks Foundation’s Global Community Impact Grant and has reached more than 5,000 students since its inception.

Starbucks Korea has collaborated with the Cultural Heritage Administration in Korea since 2009 to support the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage sites through partner volunteer activities. As part of this initiative, Starbucks Korea partners recently volunteered their time to clean up fallen leaves and trash in the park around Changgyeonggung Palace. This effort not only helps prevent wildfires but also supports cultural heritage preservation efforts in the area.

What a Waste is an organization that aims to reduce food waste and support communities in need. For the second year, nearly 70 partners from Starbucks Malaysia joined hands with What a Waste to prepare traditional porridge called “bubur lambuk”, using rescued food. The porridge was then distributed to over 1,200 people in underserved communities to help them break their fast during Ramadan. Starbucks Malaysia collaborates with What a Waste throughout the year to provide training for food rescue and community kitchens, supported by a Global Community Impact Grant from The Starbucks Foundation.

Starbucks has been working in partnership with the non-profit organization, Planet Water Foundation, since 2011 to provide access to clean water and hygiene programs to communities around the world. Supported by The Starbucks Foundation, partners from Starbucks Philippines assembled and installed an AquaTower at Babag II Elementary School in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, and also conducted hygiene education programs for the local students.

During Global Month of Good, Starbucks Vietnam partners worked together with Planet Water Foundation to assemble and install an AquaTower and provide hygiene education programs at Tan Lam Primary School in Lam Dong Province. This was one of four AquaTowers the market is supporting this year along with The Starbucks Foundation.

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