Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing

The Fairtrade Foundation UK and Fairtrade Mark Ireland are members of Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) which joins Conservation International (CI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) as partners in the Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing.

  • In addition to increased purchases, Starbucks, FLO, CI and AWF will work with Fairtrade farmers to enhance coffee quality and profitability through improved environmental and agricultural practices, and to specifically expand the number of small-scale farmers producing crops under the ethical coffee buying guidelines for Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ and the Fairtrade Certified system.
  • Starbucks and Fairtrade contribute to sustainable development for marginalised producers, workers and their communities. Moreover, Fairtrade contributes to sustainable changes in trade by empowering organised farmers groups.
  • Integral to the success of this effort are the Starbucks Farmer Support Centers in Costa Rica and Rwanda, as well as the current investments Starbucks is making in programmes such as Root Capital, Calvert Fund and Verde Ventures that provide farmers access to credit.

Further information


Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Standards and guidelines development; Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Rwanda Americas: Costa Rica; Guatemala; Peru Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom

Global issues

Financial accessibility and management; Trade and development

Business sectors