Demand for our brands creates economic opportunity for other businesses in the value chain - in agriculture, manufacturing, services, distribution and retailing. We want our relationships with these companies to be fair and mutually beneficial. We favour businesses with standards of citizenship at least as good as our own and often work with business partners on issues to help raise standards in our value chain.
Our economic impact on the value chain
One of the most significant impacts of our business on local economies is to provide employment. This year, around 17% of the value added to raw materials by our business passed to our own employees, underlining their importance. A further indirect economic benefit comes from the employment created by the suppliers and customers in our value chain. We estimate that the people whose livelihoods depend on the economic value created by Diageo's business number in the hundreds of thousands.
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