Starbucks chairman and c.e.o. Howard Schultz released a statement two days after President Trump signed an executive order restricting travel and immigration to the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations. In the statement, Schultz sought to assure partners and employees of the company’s position.
He also cited four actions the company intends to take following the ban issued on Jan. 27.
“I can assure you that our Partner Resources team has been in direct contact with the partners who are impacted by this immigration ban, and we are doing everything possible to support and help them to navigate through this confusing period,” Schultz said in his prepared statement.
“We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question,” he continued. “These uncertain times call for different measures and communication tools than we have used in the past. (Incoming c.e.o.) Kevin (Johnson) and I are going to accelerate our commitment to communicating with you more frequently, including leveraging new technology platforms moving forward.”
Schultz detailed four moves Starbucks will take “to ensure you are clear that we will neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new Administration’s actions grows with each passing day,” he said.
The four actions include providing support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, hiring 10,000 refugees, enhancing relations and investment with Mexico and making sure all employees eligible for benefits receive health insurance should Congress eliminate the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare.
See the complete statement: http://bit.ly/2l0wdu3