Starbucks Philippines proudly announces the opening of its first two Greener Stores, marking a milestone in the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability. With this, Starbucks Philippines joins Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam as pioneers in the Asia Pacific region to accelerate the transformation of retail towards lower-impact stores that achieve reductions in carbon emissions, water usage, and landfill waste. Situated in the heart of Makati, these Greener Stores were meticulously built to reduce environmental impact.
The Shops at Ayala Triangle Gardens and One Ayala Greener Stores adhere to the Starbucks Greener Store Framework through more efficient use of resources. These stores incorporate sustainability measures, including improved water management through efficient time-out faucets. Additionally, 100% LED lighting ensures energy efficiency, while advancements in air conditioning technology reduce energy consumption compared to previous installations. To further reduce their environmental footprint, the stores prioritize the use of responsible materials in their construction.
“We’re thrilled to open our first two Greener Stores in the Philippines, a key step towards reaching our company’s ambitious resource-positive goals. This is a testament to our passion for sustainability that continues to drive our innovation,” said Noey Lopez, Starbucks Philippines president.
Inspired by the beautiful green foliage surroundings of Shops Ayala Triangle Garden, the store celebrates the organic and graphic elements of coffee farming, including the vertical rows of coffee plants, the horizontal shade trees, and the circular patterns found in coffee raking fields. This aesthetic was brought into every design element of the store, from the graphic slatted ceiling feature to the hints of green tones in textured paint and the green canopy of the outdoor area. In addition, the carefully curated artwork selection showcases the vibrant coffee-growing regions and surrounding plant life, highlighting the abundance of nature that surrounds the store.
The One Ayala Greener Store is in the heart of One Ayala Center. Drawing inspiration from the siren, a mythical creature associated with the ocean, the store features a modern two-floor design, including a mezzanine level, and is adorned with a calming blue color scheme throughout.
Consistent with other stores in the Philippines, customers will be encouraged to make sustainability part of everyday lifestyles by bringing their own reusable cups or tumblers for a PHP 10 discount. Customers may also enjoy a variety of plant-based food and beverage offerings at any time of the day.
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 March 2023, over 3,500 Greener Stores have been certified in more than 20 markets globally, in addition to the Philippines.
“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 Shops at Ayala Triangle Gardens is at 1224 Makati Avenue operating from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday, while One Ayala is in One Ayala, Ayala Avenue operating from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.