LGBTQ equality
A (97)
Screens
Advertising
No
Alcohol
No
Animal treatment
Yes
Anti-abortion support
No
Cannabis
No
Carbon emissions intensity
No
Coal
No
Contraceptives
No
Deforestation - financing
No
Deforestation - supply chain
Yes
Discrimination controversies
No
Environmental controversies
No
Factory farming
Yes
Fast food
Yes
Firearms
No
For-profit health care
No
Fossil fuel
No
Fur
No
Gambling
No
Genetic engineering
No
Health-related controversies
No
Human rights controversies
No
Human trafficking
No
Interest-based products
No
Interest-bearing debt
No
Interest-bearing securities
No
Iran
No
Military contracting
Yes
Misleading communication
No
Music
No
Myanmar
No
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
No
North Korea
No
No SBTI commitment
No
Nuclear
No
Oil and gas
No
Opioid controversies
No
Oppressive governments
No
Pharma controversies
No
Pork
No
Pornography
No
Predatory lending
No
Prison involvement
No
Privacy breaches
No
Pro-life
No
Russia
No
Single-use plastic
No
Stem cell research
No
Sudan
No
Sugar
Yes
Syria
No
Tobacco
No
Undermining US elections
No
Weapons
No
Impact

Cause SBUX
Peer rank
LGBTQ equality

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Screens
Advertising
No
Alcohol
No
Animal treatment
Yes
Anti-abortion support
No
Cannabis
No
Carbon emissions intensity
No
Coal
No
Contraceptives
No
Deforestation - financing
No
Deforestation - supply chain
Yes
Discrimination controversies
No
Environmental controversies
No
Factory farming
Yes
Fast food
Yes
Firearms
No
For-profit health care
No
Fossil fuel
No
Fur
No
Gambling
No
Genetic engineering
No
Health-related controversies
No
Human rights controversies
No
Human trafficking
No
Interest-based products
No
Interest-bearing debt
No
Interest-bearing securities
No
Iran
No
Military contracting
Yes
Misleading communication
No
Music
No
Myanmar
No
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
No
North Korea
No
No SBTI commitment
No
Nuclear
No
Oil and gas
No
Opioid controversies
No
Oppressive governments
No
Pharma controversies
No
Pork
No
Pornography
No
Predatory lending
No
Prison involvement
No
Privacy breaches
No
Pro-life
No
Russia
No
Single-use plastic
No
Stem cell research
No
Sudan
No
Sugar
Yes
Syria
No
Tobacco
No
Undermining US elections
No
Weapons
No
Top metrics
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Controversies
Controversies associated with Starbucks. Click on a controversy for more info
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SBUX Price
$85.73
Last available end-of-day price. Full disclosure
Revenue
$30.36 billion
Market cap
$107.82 billion
Public/private
Public
Hypothetical growth of $10,000
Historical performance
Company
Founded
1971
Employees
383,000
Sector
Food & Beverage
Industry
Food & Beverage Retail
Peer group
Fast Food
Headquarters
Wa, United States
Share classes
SBUX
Mission
One person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time
Description
Starbucks Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Channel Development. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, roasted whole beans and ground coffees, single serve products, and ready-to-drink beverages; and various food products, such as pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items. The company also licenses its trademarks through licensed stores, and grocery and foodservice accounts. The company offers its products under the Starbucks, Teavana, Seattle's Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, Ethos, Starbucks Reserve, and Princi brands. As of October 3, 2021, it operated 16,826 company-operated and licensed stores in North America; and 17,007 company-operated and licensed stores internationally. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Material causes
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