An update on Starbucks Civil Rights Assessment

In 2019, Starbucks commissioned Covington & Burling, under the leadership of former Attorney General Eric Holder, to conduct an assessment of Starbucks commitment to civil rights, equity, diversity and inclusion.

This report assessed our current initiatives and long-standing efforts to be “a different kind of company,” one that strives to promote issues related to civil rights, for our workforce, our customers, and the communities we serve. We knew this assessment would help us on the journey to be more welcoming, but understood we needed to track progress over time to truly drive change.

One year later, we invited Mr. Holder back to review our progress against these recommendations.