What is the Role and Responsibility of a For-Profit, Public Company?

More than a decade ago, Starbucks launched a big idea: to use our power for good and create a Global Responsibility program. Today, we launch our 13 annual Global Responsibility Report. The report outlines our progress on ambitious goals in the areas of ethical sourcing (how we buy our products), environmental impact (how we minimize our footprint on the planet), and community (how we support the neighborhoods we serve).

We would love to know what you think about our efforts and hear any ideas you have for us or for others interested in globally responsible leadership. What do you or your organization do to make a positive impact and what can we learn from it? I hope you’ll join us by providing your feedback here on MSI.

And if you’re interested in joining in our community efforts, April is Starbucks Global Month of Service—check out the website at community.starbucks.com



DeCalf
4/17/2014 9:04 PM

Hmm, deep topic!

I'm proud to be a partner at Starbucks and I think we've only begun to explore Global Social Responsibility! To me, it's much more than recycling or volunteering in the community.

For an enterprise to become a global leader in Social Responsibility, it must be guided by a mission and a strategy that embraces humanity. The company must establish a core competency in making the world a better place and track progress across a quadruple bottom line: Financial, Social, Environmental, and its forward-looking impact on future generations.

Jsun
5/20/2014 7:22 AM

I'm pretty disappointed that you've decided not to let us redeem our empty coffee bags for a free cup of coffee anymore. You know it does have an impact on our environment and I'm sure when we return them you do know how to properly recycle them and gives us more of an incentive to buy them as well. We would like to see you start doing this again. Sincerely many of your Starbucks customers...

Jsun
5/20/2014 7:22 AM

I'm pretty disappointed that you've decided not to let us redeem our empty coffee bags for a free cup of coffee anymore. You know it does have an impact on our environment and I'm sure when we return them you do know how to properly recycle them and gives us more of an incentive to buy them as well. We would like to see you start doing this again. Sincerely many of your Starbucks customers...


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