In a public letter, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced a multi-decade commitment to be a “resource-positive company.” The coffee giant’s goal is to store more carbon than it emits, eliminate waste, and provide more clean, freshwater than it uses. The announcement included science-based preliminary targets for the reduction of carbon emissions, water use, and waste by 2030, and outlined five strategies the company has identified to move toward them.
The preliminary targets to meet by 2030 are as follows:
A year from now, the company plans to formalize its 2030 environmental goals based on learnings between now and then. This year will involve market research and trials to better understand consumer behavior and incentives to encourage more use of reusable containers.
Starbucks also announced the following five strategies to become a resource-positive company:
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