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People OPPORTUNITY Supporting Farmers Around Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices the World FY21 Results: Nearly 95% of Starbucks coffee was ethically sourced and Today’s farmers face numerous verified through C.A.F.E. Practices. challenges to their long-term future. The cornerstone of our ethical sourcing approach to buying coffee is Coffee We believe that it is Starbucks Farmer and Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices, which was one of the coffee industry’s responsibility to work alongside first set of ethical sourcing standards when it launched in 2004. Developed coffee farmers to improve their in collaboration with Conservation International, C.A.F.E. Practices is a livelihoods – whether they sell to verification program that measures farms against economic, social and us or not. Together, we hope to help environmental criteria, designed to promote transparent, profitable and farmers increase their productivity, sustainable coffee growing practices while protecting the well-being of quality of life and profitability by coffee farmers and workers, their families and their communities. Evidence driving solutions that support both shows that farmers participating in the program have higher productivity people and our planet. than country averages, which has helped Starbucks create a long-term supply of high-quality coffee while positively impacting the lives of coffee farmers and their communities. Our goal is to ethically source and verify 100% of Starbucks coffee through C.A.F.E. Practices. In FY21, due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, auditing teams were unable to complete all the necessary in-person, on-farm audits to renew their active status in the program. As a result, 94.86% of our coffee in FY21 was sourced from C.A.F.E. Practice- verified farms. “We must be brave, and we must lead, and set out aspirations that are bold to take the path that can create a better future for those that grow coffee and their families, and to ensure that the beauty and art and ritual that’s coffee remains in all of our cultures, for decades and decades to come.” Michelle Burns, evp, Global Coffee, Tea and Cocoa

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