Inclusion & Diversity

We are rooted in our mission to nurture the limitless possibilities of human connection. We are committed to creating environments where everyone is welcome and belongs.
Updated May 2024

In June, we celebrate

Pride Month


With courage and joy, we recognize the diverse identities, intersectionality, perspectives and lived experiences of the LGBTQIA2+ community. Together with our partners (employees), we proudly stand in allyship, creating welcoming environments and championing equity for all.

The Pride Network is a Starbucks partner network whose mission is to champion the diverse rainbow of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression by driving change and advocating for safe and inclusive environments for all.

Our Partners

Our partners are at the center of the Starbucks Experience and our culture has been built with a long line of partners who dared to make Starbucks a different kind of company.

Throughout our history, we've been dedicated to our mission: With every cup, with every conversation, with every community — we nurture the limitless possibilities of human connection.

Led by partners, for partners, Starbucks Partner Networks create moments of connection that promote diversity, foster inclusion and contribute to the success of our partners and our company.

As we create the future of Starbucks, we are continuing to improve the partner experience so our partners can thrive — at work, individually and together. Core to this is ensuring that Starbucks is an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible company — a place where all are welcome, and a place where our partners know they belong.

Developing and maintaining an inclusive workforce

    Mentoring partners: Building on the success of our mentorship program, we expanded opportunities to all partners, including 400 U.S.-based store and district manager.

    Anti-bias curriculum: Developed with Arizona State University, we designed 15 courses available to the public at no cost.

    Pay equity: We are committed to consistently achieving and maintaining 100% gender and race pay equity in the U.S.

Setting and maintaining representation goals

We pride ourselves in living our mission and values with a clear approach: real inclusion and belonging requires intent and is not defined only by metrics.

In the U.S., our goal is to achieve racial and ethnic diversity of at least 30% at all corporate levels and at least 40% at all retail and manufacturing roles by 2025. We also aim to achieve at least 50% women working across all corporate levels, 55% women working across all retail roles and 30% women working in manufacturing roles. Our current workforce diversity information is available here.

Our goal is to enhance our efforts in reaching a broader pool of candidates and reaching talent that brings new perspectives and experiences to improve our business and workplace. To do this, we are prioritizing inclusivity in our recruitment practices, partner engagement, and continuing to provide opportunities for inclusive leadership training.

Our Communities

We believe we have a responsibility to help create opportunity, advance equity and encourage economic growth in every community we serve.

Advancing equity in our communities

700K+

youth impacted since 2020 through grants from The Starbucks Foundation

$8M+

in grants since 2020 from The Starbucks Foundation to nonprofits serving youth across the U.S.

$72M+

invested by Starbucks and The Starbucks Foundation in hunger relief efforts since 2016

Investing in areas that will make an impact

    Community Resilience Fund: Starbucks launched the Community Resilience Fund in 2021 with the commitment to invest $100 million to advance racial equity and environmental resilience by 2025. As of FY23, over $40 million has been contributed to support small business growth and local nonprofits in communities with historically limited access to capital.

    Supplier diversity: Starbucks is committed to spend $1.5 billion annually with diverse suppliers by 2030. In FY23, over $1 billion had been spent with diverse suppliers.

    Paid media: We are committed to allocate at least 15% of paid media investment to minority-owned and target media companies. In FY23, 22% of our paid media budget was invested in diverse owned, created and targeted media groups.

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