Starbucks urged to go deforestation free
Campaign group Sum Of Us has launched an online campaign against Starbucks asking the company to go "deforestation free".
Over recent years Starbucks has made some strides in ethical sourcing, claiming that 99% of its coffee beans are now ethically sourced.
However, campaigners say that outside of the company's main line it sells a wide variety of products that could be contributing to deforestation through its use of controversial ingredient palm oil.
A new video (below) points to Starbucks' use of palm oil and also paper cups and soya as three examples of where the company has yet to make commitments to sustainability.
Sum Of Us are asking people share the video over social media to build up pressure on the coffee shop chain until they enact a deforestation free policy.
We contacted Starbucks for a comment via twitter but did not receive a response.
Our latest magazine is a palm oil special.
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We'll aslo be discussing the issue of palm oil at our 2015 annual conference. Find out more >
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