Starbucks Expands Global Greener Stores Program and Announces First 18 Certified Greener Stores in Brazil

  • In April, Starbucks certified 3,500 Greener Stores in over 20 markets, advancing progress towards resource positive goals.
  • By the end of 2023 and going forward, Starbucks in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will build all new stores in the region under the Greener Stores framework.
  • The Brazilian Greener Stores are designed to use resources including energy and water more efficiently as well as improve waste management, among other adjustments.

São Paulo, Brazil – Starbucks announced today the certification of its first 18 Greener Stores in Brazil, as the company accelerates the international expansion of its open-source Greener Store Framework intended to reduce global carbon emissions, water usage and waste sent to landfills by 50% by 2030. Located in 14 cities in seven states across Brazil, and operated in partnership with SouthRock, the stores will help reduce Starbucks environmental impact by providing customers with a range of options suited to their preferences while ensuring sustainable practices and materials.

The 18 Greener Stores recently certified in Brazil adhere to the Starbucks Greener Store Framework through a more efficient use of resources. All the certified stores are equipped with 100% mercury-free LED lighting – reducing energy use up to 50% – as well as aerators and metered faucets in all partner and customer sinks and dual flush toilets that reduce water usage by up to 60%. The stores also boast air conditioning with inverter technology, which improves energy efficiency by up to 40%.

Furthermore, these stores are all projected to improve customer well-being by taking measures to reduce noise and make better use of natural lighting. On the topic of waste management, all the Brazilian Greener Stores make used coffee grounds available and free of charge for customers to take home to enrich their gardens through a program called Grounds for Your Garden.

“It is with great pride that we announce the certification of not one, but 18 Starbucks Brazil stores as Greener Stores. This is an important milestone for us, in line with the brand’s global commitment to a resource-positive future, aiming to reduce our environmental impact by half by 2030,” said Claudia Malaguerra, managing director for Starbucks Brazil. “We want to continue on this journey, implementing the Greener Store Framework from the first development stage of our future stores, moving forward with our expansion plans in the market with the Greener Store Framework as a standard,” she added.

Starbucks Greener Store Framework was co-developed with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to accelerate the transformation of retail towards lower-impact stores that demonstrate reductions in carbon emissions, water usage and landfill waste. Starbucks has committed to building and retrofitting 10,000 Greener Stores globally by 2025, a major step in leveraging its goal to accelerate the global movement towards a more sustainable future.

Since announcing the international expansion of Greener Stores in September 2021, Starbucks has implemented a global framework of design, construction and operations standards to certify new Greener Stores around the world. As of July 2023, Greener Stores have been certified in more than 20 markets globally; in Latin America and the Caribbean, this includes: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, and Uruguay, in addition to Brazil.

“With a company of Starbucks scale – any one action, no matter how small, has the potential for massive impact,” said Michael Kobori, Starbucks chief sustainability officer. “I’m so proud to see our Greener Stores framework continue to scale for good globally. The program we have created will continue to move us closer towards our resource positive goals.”

The eighteen Brazilian Greener Stores are located in seven different states:

Santa Catarina:

1. Porto Belo Outlet (BR-101, Km 159 – Porto Belo, SC)

2. Garten Shopping Joinville (Avenida Rolf Wiest, 333 – Joinville, SC)

3. Mueller Shopping Joinville (Rua Visconde de Taunay, 235 – Joinville, SC)

4. Norte Shopping Blumenau (BR-470, 3000 – Blumenau, SC)

5. Neumarkt Blumenau (Rua 7 de Setembro, 1213 – Blumenau, SC)

6. Beiramar Shopping (Rua Bocaiúva, 2468 – Florianópolis, SC)

São Paulo:

7. Maxi Shopping Jundiaí (Avenida Antonio Frederico Ozanam, 6000 – Jundiaí, SP)

8. Litoral Plaza Shopping (Avenida Ayrton Senna da Silva, 1511 – Praia Grande, SP)

9. Morro Azul (Rodovia Dom Pedro I, Km 95,5 – Itatiba, SP)


10. Estação Curitiba (Avenida Sete de Setembro, 2775 – Curitiba, PR)

11. Barigui (Rua Professor Pedro Viriato Parigot de Souza, 600 – Curitiba, PR)

Minas Gerais:

12. Center Shopping Uberlândia (Avenida João Naves de Ávila, 1331 – Uberlândia, MG)

13. Partage Betim (Rodovia Fernão Dias, 601 – Betim, MG)


14. Outlet Premium Brasília (BR-060, 360 – Alexânia, GO)


15. Shopping Taguatinga (QS 01, Lote 40 – Brasília, DF)


16. Shopping da Bahia (Avenida Tancredo Neves, 148 – Salvador, BA)

17. Shopping Barra Salvador (Avenida Centenário, 2992 – Salvador, BA)

Rio de Janeiro:

18. Nova Iguaçu Shopping (Avenida Abílio Augusto Távora, 1111 – Nova Iguaçu, RJ)