Supplier diversity

Working together to increase diversity in our value chain.

We champion inclusion and diversity in our entire value chain, working closely with our suppliers and agencies to advance positive, sustainable economic impact in the diverse communities where we source.

Our commitment to accelerate inclusion and diversity in our value chain is embedded in our action plan, ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’. We will continuously measure and increase the percentage of diverse suppliers across our value chain year on year.

We view diversity in the broadest sense, both within our business and across our value chain. We consider diverse suppliers as those that are at least 51% owned and operated by an individual or group that is part of a traditionally underrepresented group - women, LGBTQIA+, disabled, veteran, ethnic minorities or any other minority.

We will further expand the impact of our programmes by asking our suppliers to utilise diverse owned and operated suppliers in their own supply chains.

We will inspire our suppliers and agencies to drive even greater diversity in their organisations, bringing diversity of thought and experience to our collective businesses. We champion equal employee representation with our suppliers, which leads to change across our industry, and ensures economic empowerment of diverse groups.

Our value chain inclusion and diversity progress

In July 2021, we launched our first global Value Chain Inclusion and Diversity Framework, as a critical part of our 'Society 2030: Spirit of Progress' ambition.

"I am incredibly proud of our Global Value Chain Inclusion & Diversity Program. I truly believe that the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a better world so we are championing Inclusion and Diversity, not only within Diageo, but across our value chain."

Janelle Orozco, Chief Procurement Officer

Within 9 months of launching, we established our current supplier diversity global baseline, defined diversity for every market, created a new Diageo ‘Way of Inclusive Sourcing’ methodology and toolkit, agreed ambitious targets, developed robust reporting mechanisms and increased spend with diverse suppliers and the number of suppliers that we work with.

Our ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ targets

  • Increase spend with diverse-owned and disadvantaged businesses to 15% by 2030