Starbucks Doubles Down on Sustainability Commitments


Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks has announced its new commitment to build 10,000 “greener stores” across the globe by 2025. Including renovations and new-builds, the new emphasis on sustainability is expected to save the company $50 million in utility costs over the next decade, CNBC reports. Its sustainability efforts over the last 10 years has yielded roughly $30 million in utility savings.

Since 2001, Starbucks has worked with the U.S. Green Building Council to develop the LEED for Retail program. There are currently more than 1,500 LEED-certified Starbucks in operation worldwide.

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