Starbucks sources coffee from large and small farms – more than 300,000 farmers – from nearly 30 countries around the world.
Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and chief operating officer, highlighted the company’s emphasis on creating a sustainable supply of coffee for future generations at Starbucks 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders this week.
Johnson announced that Starbucks in on track to donate 20 million rust-resistant coffee tree seedlings to farmers this year through its One tree for Every Bag commitment. He also talked about visiting coffee farms in Costa Rica earlier this year, including Hacienda Alsacia, Starbucks first coffee farm and a center for global agronomy research.
Supported by C.A.F.E Practices
Starbucks efforts to create a sustainable supply of coffee is supported by the company’s open-sourced ethical sourcing program, C.A.F.E. Practices. The program offers agronomy information, tools and financing for farmers worldwide in collaboration with Conservation International.
C.A.F.E. Practices include guidelines for quality, economic accountability and transparency, social responsibility and environmental leadership that help farmers grow coffee in a way that’s better for people and the planet.
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