Starbucks Commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance Disclosures

Starbucks is committed to transparent and ongoing third-party audits and disclosures of our global social and environmental impact. Since 2001, we have proactively published an annual update on our performance against key Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. These summaries are audited by third parties and provide a fiscal year summary detailing what we have achieved to date, where we have more to do, and what is still to come. Beginning in 2021, Starbucks has committed to incorporate The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) ESG reporting standards into our annual Global Environmental and Social Impact Report.

In addition to our annual Global Environmental and Social Impact Report, in 2019, Starbucks commissioned Covington & Burling LLP, under the leadership of former Attorney General Eric Holder, to conduct a comprehensive assessment of Starbucks commitment to civil rights, equity, diversity and inclusion. In 2020, we invited Attorney General Holder to conduct a follow up assessment and in 2021, we will share our third Civil Rights Assessment. 

We also released a comprehensive Environmental Baseline Audit conducted by Quantis in partnership with the World Wildlife Foundation in 2020.

Recognizing the importance of industry-wide ESG surveys, since 2001, Starbucks has participated in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Since 2007, Starbucks self-disclosed information to the Ethisphere Institute and has been consistently recognized as one of the most world’s ethical companies.