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How you could score a free cup o’ joe and other highlights from Starbucks new Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Starbucks energy use accounts for 80 percent of the company's overall carbon footprint. Improvements include LED lighting initiatives, purchasing renewable energy credits and water reduction. Photo: Gloria Dawson Starbucks first started publishing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports 10 years ago. Back then, according to Ben Packard, vice president of Global Responsibility, Starbucks was among just a handful of companies that reported such findings and goals. A lot has changed since then. READ: When it Comes to Sustainability, Are Companies Really Listening? Originally, the CSR reports were just of interest to certain stakeholders, and the documents could reach to more than 70 pages. These days interest in what a company like Starbucks is doing...

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