Nov 8, 2021
Host Elizabeth Crouse speaks with Suzanne Tedrow, Director of Sustainability - Global Store Development at Starbucks, on its mission to make a positive impact on the environment while still being a profitable company. With a “people positive agenda”, Starbucks aims to put people, planet, and profit as its core values when it comes to sustainability. Tedrow’s role is to lead eco-friendly operations for all stores by focusing on sustainable design and equipment through clean energy, water, and waste initiatives. From piloting solar panel roofs, to early investments in energy storage and leadership in considering supply and value chain impacts, Tedrow discusses the multi-department building model that makes Starbucks an industry leader in sustainability.