The exploitation of workers has achieved high levels with the relatively new introduction of multinational corporations. Massive companies with colossal profit margins scour the globe to locate the cheapest resources, often with little regard to human rights. It is with this in mind that we investigate the multi-glomerate Starbucks, a company known for its iconic logo and anti-competitive practices.
Recent controversy has linked Starbucks with many other socially condemned MNC’s, inquiry into the company’s ethical sourcing, labour disputes and environmental stewardship programs suggest that Starbucks is not the ethical company it claims to be.
As consumers in modern society we have an obligation to hold Starbucks socially responsible for unethical practices. We must take a stand against a company that exploits workers and is wasting natural resources.