Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
honest tea 95 99 91 93.9 +11.8 +1 30 9
green mountain coffee roasters n/a 84 84 84.5 +2.4 +0 126 22
unilever 72 75 65 78.3 -3.8 +0 222 49
starbucks 75 75 81 74.4 -7.7 +0 308 79

*showing companies with at least 30 votes
**amount above or below average score of all companies based on user votes
†number of standard deviations above or below overall average




coffee & tea

Our Commitment to Being a Deeply Responsible Company Contributing positively to our communities and environment is so important to Starbucks that it's one of the six guiding principles of our mission statement. We work together on a daily basis with partners (employees), suppliers, farmers and others to help create a more sustainable approach to high-quality coffee production, to help build s...

tags: coffee & tea, coffee


cleaning, coffee & tea, conglomerates, personal care

Unilever's mission is to add vitality to life and to do this in a sustainable way.

tags: cleaning, coffee & tea, conglomerates, personal care, conglomerate, home

green mountain coffee roasters

coffee & tea

Through our conscientiously profitable business model we hope to inspire others to view business as a partner, and positive change agent, in the global effort to create long-term solutions and sustainability for people and ecosystems worldwide.

tags: coffee & tea, coffee, k-cup

honest tea

coffee & tea, soft drinks

We will never claim to be a perfect company, but we will address difficult issues and strive to be honest about our ability or inability to resolve them. We will strive to work with our suppliers to promote higher standards. We value diversity in the workplace and intend to become a visible presence in the communities where our products are sold. When presented with a purchasing decision between t...

tags: coffee & tea, soft drinks, bottled organic tea

celestial seasonings

coffee & tea

Celestial Seasonings is committed to providing delicious, all-natural products that support a healthy lifestyle, and this commitment is reflected in our participation in and support of activities that benefit our community.

tags: coffee & tea, herbal tea

dunkin donuts

coffee & tea, fast food

The first Dunkin' Donuts LEED certified restaurant is part of a greater Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment that will provide the company with a central frame of reference for organizational decisions, strategic goal setting, and behaviors that respect all of our key stakeholders, including consumers, employees, franchisees, communities, suppliers, government and the environment.

tags: coffee & tea, fast food, doughnuts, breakfast

peet's coffee & tea

coffee & tea

Participating globally and locally is an important part of Peet's philosphy

tags: coffee & tea, coffee, tea, pastries


coffee & tea

At Kenco we have a very simple goal, that's for you to have a commercially successful and sustainable hot beverage offer that keeps your customers coming back for more.

tags: coffee & tea

traditional medicinals

coffee & tea

All things are interdependent; our health and well being rely on the health and well being of the planet. Good stewardship of the earth's precious natural resources, both human and natural, is a cornerstone of our business philosophy. We want to leave a legacy of preservation and sustainability for generations to come.

tags: coffee & tea, herbal teas


coffee & tea, soft drinks

Our founders created Adina with a sincere and long-term investment vision. We believe in a policy of continuous improvement on our levels of sustainable purchases. That means we encourage our suppliers to respect the earth and manage resources so that everyone- now and in the future- has the same (or even better!) opportunities.

tags: coffee & tea, soft drinks, cola, juice, juices

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World's Most Ethical Companies 2009

From projectlabel.org (verified), May 27, 2009

Mission & Values

Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies ranking provides companies a chance to be recognized for their efforts in ethics and compliance. The winne...

in this article: pepsico, starbucks, nike, bmw, mcdonald's, dell, kellogg, toyota, general electric, ikea, american express, ...

Green Mountain Coffee & Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Foundation Commit Nearly $1 Million To Fair Trade Towns In U.S.

From justmeans.com (verified), March 9, 2010

Community Impact, Worker Treatment

TransFair USA™, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announces that it has received a $50,000 grant from Green Mountain Coffee®, and a three-year commitment of $925,000 from the Green Mountain...

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From justmeans.com (verified), March 25, 2010

Community Impact

Green Mountain Coffee and Ashoka's Changemakers today announced the panel of judges for their Revelation to Actionsm Your Place. Your Idea. Your Change.sm competition.

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Starbucks Tackles Green Goals Except One: Recycling

From greenbiz.com (verified), April 19, 2010

Resource Management

From buying green power to reducing the amount of water it uses, Starbucks is on track to meet the majority of its long-term environmental goals, the coffee giant said Monday.

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Starbucks Shareholders Vote Down ‘Aggressive’ Recycling Initiative

From environmentalleader.com (verified), April 5, 2010

Mission & Values, Resource Management

The proposal requested that Starbucks consider a more aggressive recycling strategy and goals for materials consumed in the stores and when they leave their doors, reports Triple Pundit. Starbucks, similar to the bottled water industry, is a target f...

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Starbucks Challenges Paper Cup Waste Via Sustainability Design Contest

From mashable.com (verified), June 18, 2010

Resource Management

On Thursday the winner of The Betacup Challenge, a Starbucks-sponsored design contest held to tackle the overwhelming amount of coffee cup waste accrued each year, was declared.

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Supporting Fair Trade, One Latte At A Time

From enn.com (verified), October 16, 2009

Community Impact, Worker Treatment, Mission & Values, Waste Management, Resource Management

Starbucks is by far the largest buyer of Fair Trade coffee on the planet. TransFair USA, the only third-party Fair Trade certifier in the US, calls the relationship between the non-profit and Starbucks "deeply transformational" to thousands...

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Starbucks Kicks Off Cup-Recycling Pilot Program In NYC

From greenbiz.com (verified), September 15, 2009

Waste Management, Resource Management, Mission & Values

Starbucks launched a pilot program in seven New York stores last week that could help the company move toward its goal of making all of its coffee cups recyclable by 2012.

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Researchers Find Fuel In Tim's Coffee Cups

From ctv.ca (unverified), October 5, 2010

Waste Management

A pair of scientists from the University of Manitoba may have worked out a way to get fuel out of the millions of cups of Tim Horton's coffee that Canadians discard every year.

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Starbucks Sponsors Cup Design Contest To Reduce Waste

From environmentalleader.com (verified), March 17, 2010

Resource Management, Mission & Values, Waste Management

Starbucks is sponsoring the Betacup design competition that is looking for a solution to unrecyclable paper coffee cups, reports Core77.

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