Demand a better response!
(April 16th, 2015)
Thank you for taking action to tell Starbucks to take a stand against Fast Track and to stand up for small-scale farmers and working families.
Starbucks has been responding to consumers with a standard email response about their commitment to ethical sourcing including Starbucks’ own C.A.F.E. standards and fair trade. However, Starbucks does not address their support of Fast Track or unfair “free” trade policies that could harm the very farmers they are attempting to support through ethical sourcing. Please consider responding to their email and pushing them for a real answer. Below is the email I personally sent in response to give you an idea of what you could say. But do speak from your own experience and passion!
The response from Starbucks may also suggest you to submit your ideas to www.MyStarbucksIdea.com, Starbucks’ online forum. I would also encourage you to do this, as it is a public discussion forum and more open discussion and debate about trade policy is exactly what we need!
Here is my letter to Starbucks: