Full name: Diageo plc
Registered Number: 23307
Registered office: Lakeside Drive, Park Royal, London, NW10 7HQ
Place of Registration: England and Wales
Our business is built on foundations laid by the giants of our industry. Arthur Guinness, Alexander Walker and all those that followed in their footsteps, cared deeply about the people and businesses they fostered. They were driven to create products that would last for generations, the best conditions for their people, and the best financial performance. Today, we act like those entrepreneurs, passionate about our brands, our customers and consumers, our communities, and society as a whole. Our purpose is to help our consumers celebrate life, every day, everywhere, and to do so responsibly. We give our people the freedom to do the best work of their careers. We take great pride in what we do, and in how we do it. Above all we value each other’s commitment to delivering the best.
Every year we produce more than 6.5 billion litres of our brands, from more than 100 sites in 30 countries. Our supply functions are responsible for the distilling, brewing, bottling, packaging and distribution of our brands. We are committed to efficient, sustainable production to the highest quality standards, and are proud that our supply facilities are recognised as leaders in environmental sustainability. Our 21 markets are designated as import markets, import and third-party production markets or import and local production markets. Our export-led International Supply Centre (ISC), based in Europe produces many of our heritage brands, including our Scotch whisky products. It employs over 4,000 people across more than 55 sites in Scotland, England, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands.
We are committed to ensuring that our brands are at the front of consumers’ minds whenever a purchase decision arises. The strength of our portfolio means that we have relevant brands at almost every price tier of every category. We work tirelessly to engage and delight existing and new consumers, constantly innovating with our products and how we market. For decades our brands have been at the forefront of marketing innovation and the same remains true today. We take seriously our obligations to market our brands responsibly, and to help our consumers make informed decisions about drinking, or not drinking. We are committed to the development and implementation of programmes to educate consumers about responsible drinking.
Innovation is critical to our continued growth. We are committed to finding breakthrough innovations and ideas to serve our customers and consumers. We identify new consumer trends, and innovate at scale boldly. Innovation is a permanent engine of growth for our business and we are restless in our search for new products. We are open-minded to where these ideas will come from, combining our world-leading technical and research capability with investments in smaller start-ups. In each of the last five years our innovation pipeline has delivered double-digit growth for Diageo.
Everyone at Diageo is encouraged to sell or to help to sell. This is just one expression of the world-class customer focus that is at the heart of our business. Our founders and all those who followed, were obsessed with providing the best quality products to their customers in markets at home and abroad. Today we are no different. In each of our 21 markets, we are passionate about ensuring our products are available to consumers in every appropriate shop or bar. We are continually working to deliver amazing consumer experiences and to extend our sales reach.