Press release from: Starbucks Corporation
Starbucks Added to the FTSE4Good Index Series
Acknowledgement Marks the First Time Company Has Received Recognition by FTSE
(CSRwire) SEATTLE - Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) is pleased to announce that it has
met the FTSE4Good corporate responsibility criteria for human rights, environmental actions and
social and stakeholder engagement, and has been named to the FTSE4Good Index Series. This marks the
first time Starbucks has been included in the index series.
“We are honored to be in the
presence of many other socially responsible global leaders in the FTSE4Good indices,” said Sandra
Taylor, senior vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility for Starbucks. “Starbucks has
integrated corporate social responsibility throughout our business model and we regard these
efforts as integral to our continued success.”
Starbucks has been named a component of
four indices, including FTSE4Good Global 100 Index, FTSE4Good U.S. 100 Index, FTSE4Good U.S.
Benchmark Index and FTSE4Good Global Benchmark Index.
Created and managed by FTSE Group,
the independent global index company, the FTSE4Good Index Series is a group of real-time indices
designed to reflect the performance of socially responsible equities. It covers four markets:
United Kingdom, Europe, the United States and Global. Four tradable and four benchmark indices make
up the FTSE4Good index series. A committee of independent practitioners in socially responsible
investment (SRI) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) review the indices to ensure that they
are an accurate reflection of current CSR best practice. FTSE Group contributes income, including
license fees for FTSE4Good, to UNICEF, the global charity.
“Being a member of the
FTSE4Good Index Series sends a powerful message to investors and other stakeholders about Starbucks
commitment to responsible business practice,” said Jayn Harding, head of Corporate Social
Responsibility, FTSE Group.
Starbucks Corporation is the leading retailer, roaster and
brand of specialty coffee in the world, with more than 8,000 retail locations in North America,
Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The Company is committed to offering
the highest quality coffee and the Starbucks Experience while conducting its business in ways that
produce social, environmental and economic benefits for communities in which it does business.
For more information please contact:
Starbucks Coffee Company