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Letter to Starbucks Shareholders: Vote Yes for Workforce Diversity Proposal

Boston, MA // February 23, 2018 – Trillium Asset Management has published a letter to shareholders of Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) urging them to vote in favor of a shareholder proposal on the company’s 2018 proxy card. The proposal asks Starbucks to disclose workforce diversity metrics as well as a description of policies and programs focused on increasing gender and racial diversity in the workplace.
The letter provides the following rationale for voting “Yes”:

  • Starbucks’ current diversity disclosures are insufficient
  • Evidence finds that greater workforce diversity may lead to better business outcomes
  • Providing detailed workforce diversity information may contribute positively to company culture
  • The Proposal’s request is not cost prohibitive

Read the letter to shareholders.

Contact: Brianna Murphy, Trillium Asset Management, 617-532-6662, bmurphy@trilliuminvest.com


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