Starbucks opens the Penang Signing Store

Congratulations to Starbucks on the opening of the Penang Signing Store, it’s second in Malaysia and fourth globally, as part of its ongoing commitment to inclusion, accessibility, and diversity.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and the U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir officiated the opening ceremony and praised Starbucks Malaysia’s innovative Signing Store format, which launched in the U.S. in 2018 and China in May 2019. 

Starbucks should be lauded for their proactive approach to diverse hiring. It has set a positive example of how an American company can learn and adapt to a program that was initiated right here in Malaysia, by Malaysians. I continue to take great pride in promoting the commitment to inclusion and the outstanding corporate social responsibility work showcased by American firms like Starbucks that operate in Malaysia“, said Ambassador Lakhdhir.

AMCHAM’s Executive Director, Siobhan Das, who also witnessed this opening was “proud to see first hand the impact our member companies make in the communities in which they operate.