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2 August 2005

EPA [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] Recognizes Starbucks Outstanding Environmental Leadership - Starbucks joins EPA’s prestigious list of largest green power purchases in the United States

Author: Green Power Partnership, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This year Starbucks purchased five percent of the energy needed to power its Company-operated stores in North America from renewable, wind power.

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2 August 2005

Starbucks takes up cause for safe drinking water

Author: Theresa Howard, USA Today

Starting today, Starbucks will try to sell consumers on the idea of helping to clean up the world's water supply when it begins rolling out Ethos bottled water in its 5,000 U.S. stores. The company plans to donate $10 million over the next five years...

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5 July 2005

Africa's new best friends - The US and Britain are putting the multinational corporations that created poverty in charge of its relief

Author: George Monbiot, Guardian [UK]

The CCA [Corporate Council on Africa] is the lobby group representing the big US corporations with interests in Africa: Halliburton, Exxon Mobil, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Starbucks, Raytheon, Microsoft, Boeing, Cargill, Citigroup and others. For the...

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20 June 2005

It's almost like home [USA/Cuba]

Author: Letta Tayler, Newsday.com

"Will that be 2-percent or whole milk?" the server asked sweetly before frothing up a latte at Starbucks, just down the road from the Subway and Pizza Hut [part of YUM!]...To be sure, Guantanamo is still a desolate spot where the male-female ratio is...

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20 June 2005

Starbucks branch at Guantanamo - customer writes to Starbucks raising human rights concerns; Starbucks replies

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18 April 2005

Ben & Jerry's sees profit in fair trade ice-cream [USA]

Author: Philippa Nuttall, Novis [USA]

Ben & Jerry’s [part of Unilever] last week claimed to be the first ice-cream maker in the US to produce an ice-cream made with fair-trade coffee, suggesting that ethically traded commodities can be good for business as well as beneficial for the...

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1 March 2005

Ethical shopping bears fruit for fair-trade farmers [UK]

Author: Matthew Beard, Independent [UK]

The fair trade movement has been brewing since the late 1980s...[UK] consumers are increasingly prepared to pay a premium for a product to ensure farmers in the developing world are guaranteed a stable income...[refers to Co-op, Tesco, Waitrose (part...

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1 March 2005

[PDF] Human Security, Corporate Accountability and the Regulation of Trade and Investment

Author: Penelope Simons, Canadian Consortium on Human Security, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia

Part I of this paper examines how transnational corporate activity can violate or contribute to violations of human rights and human security...Part II...examines the relationship between the regulation of international trade, TNC activity under trade...

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4 February 2005

In Tanzania 4,400 Small-Scale Coffee Growers Sell Directly to Peet's and Five Other Overseas Buyers, Earning Premium Prices

Author: TechnoServe

Adolph Kumburu, AKSCG [Association of Kilimanjaro Specialty Coffee Growers] Executive Director, commented, "The direct export of 10 containers of specialty coffee is a great achievement that will provide a substantial increase in income for many...

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28 January 2005

Starbucks Wins Gold for Farmer-Friendly C.A.F.E. Initiative

Author: GreenBiz.com

The World Environment Center has selected Starbucks Coffee Company to receive its 21st Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development...In particular, WEC commends the company's development of Coffee and Farmer...

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