At Costa Coffee we advocate passionately for inclusion and diversity and believe that everyone should be able to let their true colours shine at their place of work.
From team members to board members; we value the importance of identity and encourage a community where our employees are welcomed and free to be themselves.
Our LGBT+ network, called Shine, provides opportunities for people to connect and strives to influence positive change in a way that genuinely reflects our culture and values.
We include our members in key decisions and encourage local connections with communities that reflect the friendly, inclusive environment that our teams and customers expect from Costa Coffee.
This passion for inclusivity means the warmth you get from one of our coffees spills out into everything we do.
Over the past few years, a growing number of Costa Coffee team members have represented the company at Pride events around the country, and we’ve nailed our inclusive colours to the mast by releasing some special-edition Pride products in celebration of our LGBT+ teams and allies.
This year, we're demonstrating our rainbow colours louder and prouder than ever before. Our Shine network will be participating in seven Pride parades up and down the country and, alongside the return of our fully recyclable rainbow paper cups, we’ve an exciting new reusable* available at selected stores.
All profit from the sale of these cups will be donated to Switchboard; a UK based charity providing a helpline and online chat service to the LGBT+ community, 365 days a year.
Edinburgh: Saturday 22nd June, London: Saturday 6th July, Newcastle: Saturday 20th July, Brighton: Saturday 3rd August, Leeds: Sunday 4th August, Glasgow: Saturday 17th August and Manchester: Saturday 24th August.
*Pride Reusable Cup terms and conditions