Starbucks Coffee Company

Advisory Council Member

Starbucks has a longstanding commitment to improving the sustainability and longevity of coffee production, specifically prioritizing making coffee the world’s first sustainable product. As a founding member of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, Starbucks has been an industry leader in helping farmers overcome the challenges facing coffee communities, purchasing ethically sourced coffee and ensuring the long-term supply of high-quality coffee. To date, Starbucks has invested over $100 million to support coffee communities, improve the resilience of coffee chains and ensure a long-term supply of high-quality coffee for the industry.

Statement of support

“The Sustainable Coffee Challenge provides an unprecedented opportunity to join with others, share what we’re learning and ensure all coffee is sustainably sourced worldwide. Starbucks is not only proud to be a founding member of the Challenge but is also highly energized by the incredible momentum to invest in lasting solutions for coffee communities.” Kelly Goodejohn, Director of Ethical Sourcing, Starbucks

Action Networks
Partner Since December 2015

Our Commitments

By 2020, invest $50 million in our Global Farmer Fund to provide affordable access to credit to coffee farmers. Providing access to credit at reasonable terms is an important component of our farmer support model. By investing in farmer loans, we are helping cooperatives and farmers manage risk and strengthen their businesses.

In partnership with: Root Capital, Fairtrade Access Fund, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Target date 2020
Countries targeted Global

Ensure 100% of our coffee is ethically sourced through C.A.F.E. Practices or another externally audited system. C.A.F.E. Practices includes guidelines in four key areas: quality, economic accountability and transparency, social responsibility and environmental leadership. Taken together, the standards help farmers grow coffee in a way that’s better for both people and the planet.

In partnership with: Conservation International, SCS Global Services, Starbucks Suppliers

Countries targeted Global

Through the One Tree for Every Bag Program, donations of funds to plant more than 25 million trees have been raised. Going forward, Starbucks will quadruple its commitment by providing 100 million healthy coffee trees to farmers by 2025 by leveraging our green coffee purchases in coffee-growing communities most impacted by climate change.

In partnership with: Conservation International, ECOM

Target date 2017
Countries targeted El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico