Since the first store in 1971, Starbucks has felt a responsibility to make a positive impact one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. As the firm has grown to now more than 18,000 stores in over 60 countries, Starbucks recognizes that commitment to corporate citizenship is also a business imperative. Starbucks can use the scale for good, and catalyze change across entire industries so that Starbucks and everyone in touch can endure and thrive.
The report for fiscal 2012 focuses on the performance against the goals the company set in 2008 in three areas: ethical sourcing, environmental stewardship and community involvement. It also included helpful links to information and resources publicly available on Starbucks.com regarding our financial, corporate governance, workplace and diversity policies and performance.