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Diageo celebrates double-win at Australian Drinks Awards

Diageo celebrates double-win at Australian Drinks Awards

 September 03, 2019

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There is much to celebrate!

Diageo scooped the Inclusive & Diverse Workplace trophy at the Australian Drinks Awards, having previously also won the Gender Equity accolade. 

The Inclusive & Diverse Workplace award celebrates organisations that prioritise diversity and recognise the value of an inclusive workplace for individuals and their organisations.

Diageo demonstrates its commitment to inclusion and diversity in numerous ways. For example, the company has an engagement framework which embeds its inclusive culture right across its business; it has a coaching program for its leaders that emphasises employee diversity and develops inclusive leaders; and it has a Flex Philosophy that recognises that “everyone has a different story, with different needs”. The company also runs mindfulness sessions, recognises R U OK Day and celebrates International Women’s Day.

“I couldn’t be happier to have awarded the Diversity and Inclusion trophy to Diageo,” said Cathi Scarce, Coles Acting Chief Executive – Liquor. “After seeing the high quality of entrants it was just such a wonderful way to recognise their incredible efforts.”

Diageo celebrated for their strong corporate social responsibility

Diageo Australian drinks awards

Diageo also received the Corporate Social Responsibility award for The Smashed Project. The theatre-in-education program in Australia aims to address the dangers of underage drinking through an interactive dramatisation and workshop for young audiences.

The Smashed Project is funded by Diageo Australia as part of its commitment to reducing underage drinking. There is no reference to Diageo Australia in the performance or any of the materials shared with students and there is no visual branding of Diageo Australia in the set production.

Drinks Association CEO Georgia Lennon said "The Smashed Project stood out as a program that serves an important role in the drinks industry's continued commitment to fostering responsible attitudes to alcohol consumption in Australia."

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