Starbucks Honored with ‘Most Ethical Company in Europe’ Award

  • In addition to increased purchases of Fairtrade Certified coffee, Starbucks, FLO, CI and AWF will work with Fairtrade farmers to enhance coffee quality and profitability through improved environmental and agricultural practices, and to specifically expand the number of small-scale farmers producing crops under the ethical coffee buying guidelines for Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ and the Fairtrade Certified system.
  • Starbucks and Fairtrade contribute to sustainable development for marginalized producers, workers and their communities. Moreover, Fairtrade contributes to sustainable changes in trade by empowering organized farmers groups.
  • Integral to the success of this effort are the Starbucks Farmer Support Centers in Costa Rica and Rwanda, as well as the current investments Starbucks is making in programs such as Root Capital, Calvert Fund and Verde Ventures that provide farmers access to credit.