Workforce Diversity at Starbucks

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Updated February, 2024

We pursue goals for our partners, our communities, and our planet with intention, transparency, and accountability. We also have a deep commitment fulfilling the promises of key stakeholders – promises that when we are at our best, ensure mutual success for all. As a company, we continue to align our business performance with our environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact – acting with urgency and intention, guided by our unwavering commitment to excellence.

The way we hire, develop and advance our partners (employees) is fundamental to our commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity at Starbucks. Each year, we publish our current workforce diversity data in a comprehensive and detailed manner, including our most recent filings with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. By doing so, we aim to create a culture of accountability, foster meaningful dialogue, and bring about positive change within our organization and beyond. Our commitment to regular progress updates remains steadfast as we continue our work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable Starbucks. We will continue to share our progress regularly.

Below you will find the gender, racial and ethnic composition of our Starbucks partners based in the United States. To better represent demographic patterns among Starbucks partners, we are presenting the data for the key functions of our U.S. business: partners who work in company-owned retail stores (Retail); roasting plants/distribution centers (Manufacturing); and support center roles including Marketing, Finance, etc. (Corporate).

As of October 1, 2023 Starbucks U.S. partner base is made up of 71.4% female and 28.3% male. Breaking down our representation further, our partners are 48.1% white, 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.1% Black, 5.9% Asian, 4.9% Two or More Races, .6% American Indian or Alaskan Native and .5% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. The identification of these race and ethnicity categories are provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. And since 2018, we have consistently achieved 100 percent pay equity for partners of all genders and races in the U.S.

To promote transparency and open dialogue, Starbucks disclosed its EEO-1 data for the years 2016 through 2022 to-date, and we plan to disclose our Consolidated EEO-1 Report for 2022 effective upon our next submission to the EEOC in 2024.

For a deeper understanding and breakdown of our diversity at Starbucks by job level, please explore the interactive data below.

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Our previous EEO-1 reports can be downloaded here.

2022 EEO-1 Report
2021 EEO-1 Report
2020 EEO-1 Report
2019 EEO-1 Report
2018 EEO-1 Report
2017 EEO-1 Report
2016 EEO-1 Report

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