Mexico City, Mexico - In an ongoing commitment to positively impact the communities it serves, Starbucks Mexico today announced the completion of over 50 volunteer activities across the market in 2023.
As part of the year-round volunteering initiative, Starbucks Mexico partners (employees) are invited to select the volunteer actions in which they would like to participate, taking into account the needs of each community. At Starbucks, every positive action is celebrated and essential resources are provided to offer support to local communities through projects such as cleaning community spaces, repairing and remodeling institutions, donating toys and food, or engaging with children or older adults.
"We are very grateful for our partners and their continuous efforts to make a positive impact on our planet and society,” said Francisco Tosso, general director of Starbucks Mexico. “This year, a remarkable 95% of our stores witnessed the collective efforts of over 4,300 people, including partners and customers, coming together to enhance spaces and bring smiles to fellow community members. We express our deepest gratitude to each volunteer for their time and dedication to each cause," Tosso added.
Originating as the "Global Month of Good" in April 2011, the community-focused month-long program has evolved into a year-round commitment to volunteering across the market. Among the 50 causes supported from January to date, notable highlights include:
- Children's Day celebration. In collaboration with civil associations and child development centers, Starbucks Mexico celebrated the day through coordinated volunteer efforts in vulnerable communities, hospitals and homes. As part of the day’s volunteering, Starbucks Mexico partners donated toys and food through Va por Mi Cuenta canteens, an initiative started by the Alsea A.C. Foundation. Over 200 toys and more than 543 thousand meals were donated as part of these efforts.
- Cleaning of beaches and rivers. Throughout 2023, Starbucks Mexico volunteers participated in beach cleaning activities in the west of the market, specifically surrounding the beaches of Colima, Nayarit and Jalisco. Volunteers collected three tons of waste across the market.
- Cleaning of Chinampas. For the second consecutive year, Starbucks Mexico partners joined efforts with IAX to support the cleaning of Chinampas, garnering support of partners and customers from more than 12 stores in Mexico City.
- "Pan de Muerto" baking. To commemorate Day of the Dead across the market, Starbucks Mexico invited Starbucks Rewards members to join in baking traditional “Pan de Muerto” with cooking students of the John Langdon Down Foundation, an organization that received a Global Community Impact Grant from The Starbucks Foundation. The activity also recognized Down Syndrome awareness through informative conversation and presentations.
In Mexico and internationally, Starbucks believes that responsible growth is inherently tied to prioritizing communities and contributing to the well-being of the planet. Through the Starbucks Mexico Volunteer program, the brand not only advances its medium-term sustainability and social impact goals, but also strives to give more than we take from the planet we share.