- Increased Fair Trade Certified coffee purchases from 19 million to 39 million pounds between 2008 and 2009, making it the largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified coffee in the world.
- In partnership with Conservation International, Starbucks piloted a forest conservation program where it engaged with 29 coffee-growing communities in Indonesia and Mexico to promote farming practices that reduce carbon emissions.
- Is on track this year to achieve its goal of purchasing 50 per cent of the electricity used in stores from renewable energy sources.
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