SEATTLE, March 21, 2012 - At its Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced the availability of its 11th annual Global Responsibility Report, outlining fiscal year 2011 performance in its effort to help communities thrive through ethical sourcing, environmental stewardship and community engagement. The interactive report is now available online at www.starbucks.com/GRreport.
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“The release of this year’s report at the Annual Meeting underscores our belief that the value of our company is directly connected to the values of our company,” said Vivek Varma, Starbucks executive vice president of Public Affairs. “We believe it’s critical that companies – including Starbucks – share the values of our customers and partners (employees) and demonstrate our commitment to those values in impactful ways that help our communities and planet thrive.”