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Diageo leads Equileaps Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking

Diageo leads Equileap's Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking

 March 08, 2021

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Diageo has been ranked as the number six company in Equileap’s global report which highlights the status of gender equality within the largest companies in the world.

“It is good to see that gender equality is rightly so high on the agenda. Rankings like Equileap’s are helpful in recognising those companies that are leading the way and we feel proud of our achievements. But there is more work to do and we are committed to championing diversity, leading to a positive impact in our business, with our communities and for society," comments Diageo Chief HR Officer Mairéad Nayager.

In-depth cross-sector analysis of gender equality

The Equileap report is an in-depth, cross-sector analysis of gender equality in 3,702 companies in 23 developed economies, representing 98 million employees. Equileap ranks businesses based on 19 gender equality criteria, including gender balance across the workforce, the gender pay gap, paid parental leave and anti-sexual harassment policies.

Acknowledging Diageo's commitment to inclusion 


This recognition follows Diageo ranking as the top UK company for female leadership representation in the Hampton-Alexander Review, as well as a leading company globally for gender equality in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.  

It also acknowledges Diageo's commitment to creating a truly inclusive and diverse culture.

As part of Diageo's ongoing work to champion gender equality, the company launched menopause guidelines to raise awareness of an often taboo subject, and to support employees and line managers in confident and meaningful conversations. 

In 2019, Diageo 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 and setting a global minimum standard of four weeks paternity leave on full rate of pay in all markets, with a significant number of its businesses moving to 26 weeks fully paid paternity leave.

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For its business to thrive, Diageo depends on recruiting, retaining and developing diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which it operates. Diageo understands that diversity of thought and experience fuels growth and innovation in its organisation and brings the company closer to its consumer base.

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