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Diageo is one of the worlds most sustainable companies

Diageo is one of the world's most sustainable companies

 September 23, 2019

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Diageo is one of the most sustainable companies from across 61 industries and the only global alcohol beverage company to feature in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

The World Index is considered the gold standard for measuring corporate sustainability and benchmarks the world’s largest companies based upon their economic, environmental and sustainable business performance.

Scooping third place as an industry leader in sustainability

Diageo ranks third in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index and is listed as the industry leader in nine of the index criteria including:  

  • brand management
  • risk and crisis management
  • strategy for emerging markets
  • environmental reporting
  • packaging
  • water related risks
  • corporate citizenship and philanthropy and labour practice

"Operating in a responsible and sustainable way every day, everywhere means that we can support our communities, protect and preserve natural resources and ensure alcohol plays a positive role in society," says Diageo.

Diageo sustainability index

Making a real and relevant contribution around the world

Diageo continues to make a real and relevant contribution working with others in many ways. This includes transforming recycling, investing £180 million in a climate-resilient future for Africa, providing clean water and creating fresh opportunities for women entrepreneurs.

"We have a responsibility to ensure that our people our suppliers, the communities around our operations, our customers and consumers and society at large all thrive as a result of our business," adds Diageo.

"In order to ensure we are making a real and relevant contribution, we measure and report on the impact of every programme and initiative we run. We report on our progress every year in our Annual Report and Sustainability and responsibility performance addendum."

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