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UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUR OF STARBUCKS

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Mansoor Afzal

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UNETHICAL behavior OF STARBUCKS
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Starbucks completely fails to uphold their environmentally sustainable image

19,736 stores worldwide uses 6.78 kilowatt-hours of electricity, 0.058 thermos of natural gas and 94 liters of water per square foot per month.
Starbucks’ in the U.K. and the United States were targeted for wasting up to 23.4 million liters of water per day by continuously keeping a tap running in its 10,000 stores.


UNION AND LABOUR DISPUTES
Starbucks provides job approximately 172,000 people worldwide
(New York Times, 2008).
Starbucks fired Daniel Gross illegally for union activity and spoke out against Starbucks.
Fluctuated working hours.
wage per hour $6.25.
BACKGROUND
1971 first store open in Seattle's pike place market.
1982 HOWARD SCHULTZ joined Starbucks
1983 HOWARD visits to Italy
17000 stores in 55 countries
"STARBUG"
Truth behind Starbucks
EXPLOITATION OF COFFEE FARMERS
Starbucks claims of supporting the welfare of coffee farmers in developing countries in order to be portrayed as an ethical corporation.
In reality these workers are manipulated and underpaid. In 2007.
2 Millions childrens average children working 29.9 hours/week
CONCLUSION

Ethics are important for managing a sustainable business mainly because of the serious consequences that can result from decisions made with a lack of regard to ethics. A lack of ethics leads to a wealth of problems for a business

Legal Issues
Employee Performance
Employee Relations
Company Credibility

REFERENCES
http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/mediainfo/pressreleases/mediareleasecoffeeshops.aspx
www.nlg.org/news/statements/StarbucksUnion2006.htm 
http://www.starbucksunion.org/news/faced-growing-uproar-starbucks-settles-sixth-labor-complaint
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/19/business/yourmoney/19fair.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/mar/22/starbucks.usa
http://news.sky.com/story/998230/starbucks-no-uk-tax-paid-since-2009
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