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Diageo again features in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

Diageo again features in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

 January 23, 2020

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Diageo believes the best performing businesses prioritise gender equality and is proud to be included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the third time.

Diageo is one of 325 companies across 50 industries included in the GEI. The index represents 42 countries and regions, and companies range from a variety of industries, including automotive, banking, consumer services, engineering and construction, and retail.

The GEI tracks the financial performance of public companies committed to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation, and transparency. The reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies and pro-women brand. 

Championing inclusion and diversity across the business

Diageo Mairead Nayager

“We have long believed that the best performing businesses prioritise gender equality. It is an honour to be recognized in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the third time for our work to champion inclusion and diversity across the business," says Mairéad Nayager, Chief HR Officer at Diageo.

Through disclosure of gender-related metrics using the GEI framework, the firms included in the GEI have provided a comprehensive look at their investment in workplace gender equality and the communities in which they operate. Diageo was included for scoring at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect a high level of disclosure and overall performance across the framework’s five pillars.

One of many accolades and recognitions for Diageo

Diageo women careers

The Bloomberg news comes following a string of further recognitions for Diageo. The employer is the top company globally for gender equality according to Equileap and is the second most diverse and inclusive workplace in the Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index.

Diageo has also rolled out an ambitious global parental leave policy which offers female employees in all markets a minimum of 26 weeks of fully paid maternity leave. In adddition, the company has set a global minimum standard of four weeks paternity leave on full rate of pay in all markets, with a significant number of Diageo’s businesses moving to 26 weeks fully paid paternity leave.

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Diageo's commitment to gender equality increases year by year - and now's a great time to join a company leading the way for fairer representation.

If you want to make a difference in your career, search and apply for Diageo's current vacancies.


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