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The team’s recommendations to Starbucks would be to keep open all suppliers to meet distribution center demands and to keep open all distribution centers to meet regional retailer demands.




GreenBiz in the News

Starbucks outlined its plan for the future, one that will focus on human connection, relevant innovation, and the company’s fastest growing market, China, as it moves forward with new president and CEO Kevin Johnson. (March 22, 2017)

UPS is now delivering some of its packages in Portland, Oregon, with a prototype electric-assist tricycle, with plans to deploy additional e-bike deliveries next year if successful to help solve the ever-evolving demands of urban logistics. (December 09, 2016)

US coffee shop chain Starbucks has announced plans to add 12,000 more stores worldwide after it unveiled a new five-year growth plan which will attempt to increase its annual revenue by 10% and leverage the new roasteries and reserve stores to elevate the Starbucks brand. (December 07, 2016)

This National Coffee Day (September 29, 2016) marks the one-year anniversary of Starbucks One Tree for Every Bag Commitment, an effort by Starbucks customers and partners (employees) to help combat the plague of coffee rust in Latin America. (September 29, 2016)

Trends
The world’s biggest coffee-shop supply chain is buying a stake in Princi, which sells pastries, pizza and pasta in Europe, Starbucks will also act as a global licensee of the Italian company, helping it to expand globally. (July 14, 2016)

Best Practices
True innovation means considering what happens to a product at every stage of its life cycle, and Apple's reuse robot, called Liam, disassembles your iPhone when it’s no longer functioning, so the materials inside can live on. (March 22, 2016)

Best Practices
A competency model is a roadmap for seeking and developing ideal employees. In short, it defines the criteria guiding HR processes such as recruitment and selection, training and development, and compensation. (February 25, 2016)

Best Practices
Companies would be wise to ensure that all suppliers have gone through due diligence before signing a contract. (September 15, 2015)



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The expert on CSR communications riffs on why most companies over-complicate their messages, and why admitting flaws upfront is a good thing.
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The UPS sustainability efforts extend beyond the environment to include doing more to connect communities, empower people and enhance the global economy.
To learn more, please visit ey.com/US/sustainability 3 This report summarizes results based primarily on a survey of the GreenBiz Intelligence Panel, consisting of ...
This definition of sustainability is concrete and understandable for everyone. The Natural Step’s approach creates a shared language so that we may work together ...
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Saved. This year, the California Green Business Program has saved 835,334 metric tons of CO 2 with a total savings of $3,083,277.
Leadership Messages. Hear from GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, as well as our regional leadership team and global sustainability director.
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