Inclusion at Starbucks

    Creating A Culture of Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity

    At the heart of our business, we seek to inspire and nurture the human spirit - understanding that each person brings a distinct life experience to the table. Our partners are diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion and age, but also in cultural backgrounds, life experiences, thoughts and ideas.

    Embracing diversity only enhances our work culture, it also drives our business success. It is the inclusion of these diverse experiences and perspectives that create a culture of empowerment, one that fosters innovation, economic growth and new ideas.

    1. Our Culture

      From our earliest days, diversity and inclusion have been at the heart of how we do business.

    2. Our Aspirations

      Our journey continues. Find out where we’re headed.

    Join us in our journey to inspire and nurture the human spirit. Learn more at

    A Special Message from Howard Schultz

    A Message from Howard Schultz

    "Together, we are on a journey. Not only as a company, but as partners who share a Mission and purpose. Acting with courage, challenging the status quo and connecting with our customers and each other, with dignity and respect have long served as Starbucks core values."
    Howard Schultz, in a message to Starbucks partners on March 18, 2015.