A letter from Rossann Williams, executive vice president, president, U.S. Retail, on how Starbucks partners and customers are coming together to support those impacted by Hurricane Florence.
Beginning Friday, September 14, customers who wish to aid in the relief efforts for Hurricane Florence can donate to the American Red Cross in any U.S. company-operated store and through an app card on the Starbucks mobile app.
Starbucks shares its next steps in its commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion and equity for partners, customers and the communities it serve serves.
Starbucks has made the decision to enter into a licensing agreement with Tahua Capital Limited in New Zealand.
Starbucks offers, and will continue to offer, straws to customers who need or request them in our stores.
I am looking forward to spending time with many of you in Shanghai and Beijing as we pay tribute to the hard work, passion, love and responsibility our partners bring to Starbucks every day.
We are committed to creating a culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is welcome. This policy is intended to help maintain the third place environment in alignment with our mission “to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.”
Following the reprehensible event in one of its stores on April 12 in Philadelphia, Starbucks announced it will close more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on May 29 to conduct racial-bias training for all partners (employees).