This organization has been recognized for its initiatives to create:
Starbucks customers rave about the coffees, teas and pastries. And if you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase they’ll gladly reimburse you or replace it.
Investors in this org are generally ecstatic about stock performance. Since mid-2008, shareholders have seen the price go from around $9 per share to nearly $60 per share, and as of April 2012 it continued to hold steady.
Ethical Supply Chains
This is one of Starbucks’ strongest GameChanger performance areas. Abiding by Coffee and Farmer Equity Practices (CAFE), a comprehensive set of measurable standards focused on Product Quality, Economic Accountability, Social Responsibility and Environmental Leadership, this org works tirelessly to ensure their coffees are planted, harvested and sold in the most ethical ways. Click HERE to see their comprehensive CAFE report.
Care for the Community
Community care is one of Howard Schultz’s primary focus areas. The company prides itself on dedicating time and energy toward community service, and have committed to a public goal of contributing 1,000,000 hours of volunteer work by 2015. As of early 2012 they were about halfway there!
Local Economic Growth
Starbucks create many jobs in local economies. With an average of 20 employees per store, and many locations within close proximity to one another, their local economic stimulus is substantial.
Donations to Social Causes
Starbucks’ Youth Action Grants award funding to organizations that provide training to young people to help them cultivate critical skills, incubate ideas and create action plans. Organizations that communicate young peoples’ success stories through media are also supported, as are those that build ongoing leadership capacity. Application letters are reviewed between October and December every year. Click HERE to learn more.