Today Starbucks announced its largest environmental commitment to date.
The global coffee chain has made a multi-decade commitment to be a resource-positive company, which means it aspires to give more than it takes from the planet.
“Our aspiration is to become resource positive – storing more carbon than we emit, eliminating waste, and providing more clean freshwater than we use,” says Starbucks Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson.
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Starbucks has revealed three preliminary targets for 2030:
1. A 50% reduction in carbon emissions in their direct operations and supply chain.
2. 50% of water withdrawal for direct operations and coffee production will be conserved or replenished with a focus on communities and basins with high water risk.
3. A 50% reduction in waste sent to landfill from stores and manufacturing, driven by a broader shift towards a circular economy.
The company also stated that moving forward, they would be “transparent in reporting short- and long-term progress against our goals.”