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Diageo is named as a gender-equal company by Bloomberg

Diageo is named as a gender-equal company by Bloomberg

 February 02, 2023

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Diageo isbeen included as one of 484 companies in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Featured for the sixth consecutive year, the recognition demonstrates Diageo’s continued global commitment to gender equality and the hard work undertaken by all to ensure that women across the business feel empowered.

Diageo's 2023 score represents another year-on-year positive shift, reflecting the introduction of new policies, the continued support from employee support schemes, partnerships with inclusion charities and organisations, as well as wider initiatives to promote gender equality.

Diageo Chief Human Resources Officer, Louise Prashad, commented: "We are proud to once again be included in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to championing equality. We will continue to focus on inspiring the current and next generation of female leaders whilst creating an equal and inclusive culture at Diageo."

Louise Prashad - Diageo

Industry leading policies

2022 saw Diageo introduce new guidelines and initiatives to help break down barriers for women, both in the workplace and with our suppliers, partners, and through its progressive portrayal work. In September the company introduced its Pregnancy Loss Guidelines to provide employee support and raise awareness on the various types of pregnancy loss, with 2022 also seeing Diageo roll out the Balance+ app to all employees, giving them unparalleled access to medically approved content, helping them to optimise their wellbeing.

Increasing female representation

Diageo continues to be recognised as a leading global business for females at board and executive level. As of June 2022, it has 44% of women in leadership roles, a 2% rise from the previous year, with women also making up 64% of its board. Diageo's early careers programmes, including apprenticeships, returnships, and scholarships, are likewise attracting more women into entry level roles and creating a robust pipeline of talented women as future leaders.

Diageo partnerships

2022 months marked another year where Diageo continued to champion change in society with bold partnership and initiatives across its global markets. At COP27, together with WaterAid and Coca Cola, Diageo funded ‘Gender Guidance for WASH’, providing businesses and NGOs the support and knowledge to ensure women have equal access to, and agency over, the provisions of water sanitation and hygiene in their projects.

Diageo also announced its 4th year as lead sponsor of the Creative Equals Returner Scheme in the UK, India and the United States, as part of its ongoing commitment to creating an advertising and media environment where, from script to screen, everyone sees themselves represented.

Bloomberg Methodology

Bloomberg’s standardized reporting framework offers public companies the opportunity to disclose information on their efforts to support gender equality five key pillars: Female Leadership & Talent Pipeline, Equal Pay & Gender Pay Parity, Inclusive Culture, Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies and, Pro-Women Brand.

Reporting companies that score above a globally established threshold, based on the extent of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and policies, are included in the GEI. You can view the complete list on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.

"We’re delighted to be included in the 2023 Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index, demonstrating our continued global commitment to gender equality and the hard work undertaken by all to ensure that women across our business feel empowered," said Diageo. 

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