Celebrating diversity and actively creating an inclusive, collaborative culture without bias is core to their purpose of celebrating life everyday, everywhere. For the business to thrive, Diageo depend on having the right people with the skills and capabilities in each of the 180 markets in which they operate.
Every day, they celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive culture that provides all individuals the freedom to succeed, irrespective of their gender, race, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation. Diageo's commitment to diversity and inclusion is core to their business and runs right through their value chain, from the boardroom to their communities.
Mairead Nayager, Global Human Resources Director, commented:
"It is a great honour to be recognised as one of the top 25 most diverse and inclusive companies globally in the new Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index.
"At Diageo, we celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive culture that enables every individual in the organisation to contribute and grow in an environment where everyone is valued for who they uniquely are. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is core to our business purpose and strategy and as such we have set ourselves ambitious plans to ensure that our teams reflect the diversity of our consumers, customers and communities in which we operate.
"We are proud of the progress we have made to date, in particular that 47% of our Executive Committee and 42% of our Board members are women. Operating in over 150 countries, we are also committed to growing leaders who reflect our global scale. Currently our general managers represent over 25 different nationalities and we are growing future leaders through development programmes with global participation, in particular from our emerging markets.
"We believe our continued focus on diversity and inclusion unlocks huge advantage for our business and creates the conditions for every employee to be at their very best."