Starbucks named one of world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company

Starbucks has been chosen as one 2018’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, which released its annual rankings on Tuesday. In recognition of the Starbucks FoodShare program, Starbucks is included among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Good.

In 2016, Starbucks entered into a unique partnership with Feeding America to create the innovative Starbucks FoodShare program – a leading a national effort to provide nourishing, ready to eat meals to people in need. To-date, Starbucks has rescued and donated more than 3 million meals. The program has also diverted 1.1 million pounds of food from landfills.

No traditional brick-and-mortar retailer is better positioned than Starbucks to continue leading the fight against hunger, by driving awareness, encouraging customers and partners to be advocates and creating a playbook for other companies to step up and help make a difference.

Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies List honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation. More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors identified the most notable innovations of the year among submissions from thousands of pioneering companies.