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Diageo North America wins Corporate Equality Award

Diageo North America wins Corporate Equality Award

 January 30, 2018

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Consistently recognized as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ employees, Diageo earned a perfect score on the HRC Foundation's Corporate Equality Index last November, for the tenth consecutive year.

“Core to Diageo’s values is inclusion. For our business to thrive and realize its ambitions, we depend on diverse talent,” said Deirdre Mahlan, President, Diageo, North America. “This range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries where we operate means we can better understand and serve the communities in which we live and work. At Diageo, we believe in celebrating life every day, everywhere and for everyone.”

Diageo has been an early and active supporter of equal rights of all people, and was recently one of 76 major companies representing 1.1 million workers to sign the Human Rights Campaign's amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. Additionally, Diageo’s individual brands continually advocate for the LGBTQ community, most prominently Smirnoff™ Vodka, which has supported equality and love in all its forms for several decades, and last year launched its limited edition “Love Wins” bottle packaging, which donated $1 per bottle made to the HRC.

A strong committment to diversity and inclusion

The HRC recognition is part of a growing list of honors Diageo has earned for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Additional recent honors include:

- Diageo included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

- Diversity MBA’s 2017 “50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership” list of the best places for women and diverse managers to work for the sixth consecutive year.

- Working Mother Magazine’s “100 Best Companies” for the ninth consecutive year.

- Best Places to Work for New Dads Report by Fatherly (2016).

- Top 50 Companies for Executive Women by National Association of Female Executives (NAFE): (2010, 2012-2017)

- Great Place to Work® Top 25 Best Global Companies (2014-2017)

Great career options at Diageo

With many exciting and innovative brands, Diageo is an impressive company. Meet some of the fantastic people working at Diageo and enjoying high-profile careers. You can also take a look at the top roles currently available.

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