Our Continued Action In Workplace, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Supply Chain and Sustainability Initiatives
At Shake Shack, our mission has always been to Stand for Something Good®, from our commitment to delivering an elevated guest experience and sourcing premium ingredients to supporting and investing in our people and communities around the world. It’s been in our DNA since we started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in 2001, and we continue to stand by our core values.
Today, we released our annual Stand For Something Good® Summary, providing a 2022 update of domestic, company-operated business initiatives focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, workplace benefits and compensation, supply chain, sustainability and governance. The summary also provides an update on our continued growth and menu innovations.
“Our mission since our first Shack has always been to Stand for Something Good, and that unwavering commitment is as strong as ever today. It is reflected in the dedication of every member of the Shake Shack team, our deep connection with guests, and our meaningful relationships with suppliers and our stockholders,” said Randy Garutti, Chief Executive Officer of Shake Shack. “I am grateful for our teams worldwide, who continue to embody the values we’ve had since day one. Here’s to an even brighter year ahead, together in 2023!”
Some quick highlights from our 2022 summary:
Career Advancement: Announced more than 2,600 internal promotions, with 55% going to women and 77% going to people of color in 2022.
Diversity & Inclusion: Since establishing our 2025 diversity goals, we’ve increased the representation of women and people of color in Shack leadership by 33% and 18%, respectively. Our continued focus on the attraction, development and retention of diverse leadership moves us closer toward achieving our broader goals. In 2022, the Human Rights Campaign also recognized Shake Shack as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” for inclusive benefits, policies, and workplace practices.
Learning & Development: Enhanced talent development programs with our Shift Up, Women’s Leadership Development and New Manager Leadership Program.
Benefits: In addition to parental leave for birth parents and bonding time for non-birth parents, we launched reproductive health benefits for team members, which include options for family planning, coverage for pregnancy terminations and counseling support.
Tipping: Enabled optional tipping at most of our Shacks, giving team members the opportunity to earn more for delivering a great guest experience.
Regeneratively Sourced Protein: Collaborating with CreamCo and Richards Grassfed Beef, to offer a burger made with a regeneratively-raised meat patty on our menu in Northern California. In 2022, we sold nearly 48k pounds of regeneratively raised meat.
We’re dedicated to doing the work it takes to be a company that values diversity, not only in our words, but in our actions, as we bring our mission to Stand For Something Good® to life each and every day. Ensuring equal opportunity for success, diversity in leadership at all levels and a culture that embraces different backgrounds and ideals has been the focus of our efforts since day one.
We hope that what Shack fans take away from this summary is our commitment to drive positive change and to hold ourselves accountable to cultivating a diverse workforce and fostering a sense of belonging for all.