Saturday, 27 November 2021

Starbucks sets goal of making its green coffee carbon neutral

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Starbucks said at its annual shareholder meeting that it plans to make its green coffee carbon neutral by 2030.

The coffee giant is also aiming to halve water usage in green coffee processing by 2030. Green coffee beans are the seeds of coffee fruit that have been separated but haven’t been roasted. Starbucks uses green coffee bean extract as the caffeine source for its Refreshers.

Last year, the company set a goal of becoming “resource positive” by storing more carbon than it emits, eliminating waste and providing more clean freshwater than it uses. To help fulfill that long-term commitment, it has been setting firm targets with a 2030 deadline. Those objectives include cutting carbon emissions in half in direct operations and its supply chain, conserving or replenishing half of the water taken for coffee production or operators and halving the waste sent to landfills by cafes and manufacturing.

“We are a company that aspires to give back more than we take when it comes to people and the planet while creating prosperity for all who connect with Starbucks,” CEO Kevin Johnson wrote in a LinkedIn post celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary.

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