Community: Creating Pathways to Opportunity

                    From the neighborhoods where our stores are located to those where our coffee is grown, we are committed to creating and investing in opportunities for people around the world.

                    Bringing people together, helping provide education and employment opportunities and making a difference in
                    people's lives – it's all part of being a good neighbor and a sustainable company. Starbucks, even as a public company, has always believed that we can balance profitability and a social conscience.

                    1. Opportunity for Youth

                      Starbucks and the Starbucks Foundation are working to connect young people to the skills and training they need to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy.

                    2. Community Stores
                      Community Store

                      Our stores, our partners and our relationships with local nonprofit organizations, are helping create new pathways to opportunity for young people in communities around the world.

                    3. Starbucks Foundation
                      Starbucks Foundation

                      Created to further our commitment to community, the Starbucks Foundation supports programs that impact youth and origin communities.

                    4. Community Service
                      Community Service

                      More than ever, communities are looking to the private sector to share resources and create meaningful change. We’re tapping into a passionate network of people eager to make a positive impact in their communities.

                    5. Veterans & Military Support

                      Recognizing the considerable leadership, discipline and operational experience veterans and military spouses possess, we are committed to hiring at least 10,000 by the end of 2018 and believe they are the next generation of leaders at Starbucks.

                    6. Diversity & Inclusion
                      Community Diversity

                      Aside from extraordinary coffee, Starbucks has made a business out of human connections, community involvement and the celebration of cultures. We are as diverse as the communities we serve.

                    7. Starbucks College Achievement Plan

                      The best investment we can make is in our people, and that’s why we came together with Arizona State University to create the Starbucks College Achievement Plan that offers eligible part and full time partners the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree with full tuition coverage.

                    8. Farming Communities
                      Farming Communities

                      We’re committed to working with coffee, tea and cocoa farmers to develop responsible agronomy practices. And we’re investing in their communities to help improve lives and livelihoods of farmers and their communities.

                    9. Hometown

                      Naturally, our dedication to thriving neighborhoods, community service, local arts and environmental stewardship extends to the place we call home. We love Seattle.

                    10. (Starbucks) RED

                      Through our long-time relationship with (RED), Starbucks is investing in the health and prosperity of our global communities.

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                    Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress

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