Message from Troy Alstead
CFO, Starbucks Corporation
At Starbucks, embracing diversity is an essential component of who we are – from the welcoming environment created by our partners (employees), to our involvement in local neighborhoods, to the way we purchase our products and services. Starbucks depends on a broad network of suppliers to operate and grow. Including diverse suppliers in the sourcing process is not just good to do – it’s good for business.
Suppliers are a reflection of who we are as a company. It’s important to have a supply base that is aligned with our mission and values. We hold high standards on quality service. We also value, coach and develop suppliers on how to do business with Starbucks. This helps us create a diverse supplier base that reflects our customers, partners and the communities we serve.
The commitment we’ve made to supplier diversity not only provides opportunities for diverse businesses, but helps create a positive and sustained economic impact in the local communities where these businesses are based.
Thank you for joining us on this journey.