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    Starbucks’ enormous reach—21,000 stores in 65 countries—hasn’t stopped the coffee giant from being intimately connected to its supply chain. Of the hundreds of millions of pounds of coffee Starbucks will buy this year, 99% will be verified as ethically sourced. The company has invested $20 million in coffee farms, a commitment that has touched 40,000 growers of the fickle crop. By 2020 it will invest $30 million more. The company is also funding research into new varieties of plants that are resistant to coffee rust—the industry’s biggest nemesis.

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    Company Info

    Sector
    Retailing
    Industry
    Restaurants
    Country
    U.S.
    Revenues ($ millions)16,448
    Company type
    Public
    CEO
    Howard D. Schultz
    Websitehttp://www.starbucks.com
    Impact Segment
    Economic Opportunity/Financial Inclusion

    Fortune Rankings

    Fortune 500 Rank187
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    Most Powerful Women Rank-
    Most Powerful Women Profile-
    World's Greatest Leaders Rank17
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