Starbucks is Committed to Creating a Work Environment that Respects Equality

Celebrating National Day of the Deaf

Celebrating National Deaf Day, Starbucks in Indonesia continues to commit to upholding a culture where inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are valued and respected. With the opening of their first Signing Store on December 3rd, 2022 – on the same day on commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Starbucks continues to nurture the limitless possibilities of human connection.

Our Employees are Partners

“We call our employees ‘partners’ because we are all partners in shared success. We make sure everything we do is through the lens of humanity—from our commitment to the highest-quality coffee in the world, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do business responsibly,” said Anthony McEvoy, leader of PT Sari Coffee Indonesia – official license for the Starbucks brand in Indonesia.

Deaf Partners and Hearing Partners at Starbucks Community Store Tata Puri Jakarta.

In connection with National Deaf Day this year, Anthony also added about the commitment made by Starbucks to provide an equal work environment for all its employees.

“We are committed to upholding a culture of appreciation and respect for inclusion, diversity, equality, and accessibility. Since the opening of the Starbucks Signing Store Tata Puri at the end of December 2022, we have continued to open access for all people from the Deaf community to be able to gather at our store and also create an equal work environment for all partners,” he added.

Chelsy Prilia Sitohang, one of the Deaf partners who is studying to become a Barista Trainer at Starbucks Community Store Tata Puri.

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