â€¦. more than just coffee!Â
StarbucksÂ´ transparency should be a model for other companies to follow.Â With business booming, as well as donations to philanthropic causes, the coffee company knows how to turn a profit, while respecting the Earth and all of its inhabitants.
Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971, Starbucks is one of the worldâ€™s leading coffee brands. Under current CEO, Howard Schultz, the coffee conglomerate has been very transparent in most aspects of their business, from hiring decisions, to gaining customer input on products.
What is their mission statement?
â€œTo inspire and nurture the human spirit — one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.â€
Â Starbucks has worked hard to create an open and accepting environment in their stores, welcoming customers of every race, religion, and nationality.
Their values include:
- Creating a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome.
- Acting with courage, challenging the status quo and finding new ways to grow our company and each other.
- Being present, connecting with transparency, dignity and respect.
- Delivering our very best in all we do, holding ourselves accountable for results.