ESG governance

To ensure our success in achieving the targets set out in our 'Society 2030: Spirit of Progress' action plan, we have developed an internal management and governance model and depend on external regulatory frameworks.

Internal management and governance

We have structures in place to ensure we successfully implement our 'Society 2030: Spirit of Progress' plan and support our teams in markets around the world.

See a list of our 25 'Society 2030: Spirit of Progress' targets

Our Chief Executive, Debra Crew, is ultimately accountable for overall performance against ESG targets, while responsibility for the component parts of 'Society 2030: Spirit of Progress' is shared between members of our Executive Committee.

At the local and market level, our regional presidents and general managers have frontline responsibility, supported by our Global Spirit of Progress Director and team.

The markets are also supported by Executive Committee members representing global functions. In this way, our 'Society 2030: Spirit of Progress' plan is embedded across the organisation.

Monitoring performance

General managers monitor performance in their local market on a routine basis. The Executive Committee meets to discuss global strategy, performance, policies and risks four times a year. The Board of Directors signs off any changes to our ESG plan at our annual Strategy Conference.

Learn more about our ESG reporting approach

External policy and operating environments

Positive drinking

Alcohol is one of the most regulated products in the world and virtually every aspect of our operations is regulated, from production to distribution, marketing to labour, pensions to environmental issues.

For companies with robust corporate governance and a commitment to doing business the right way, high levels of regulation can be an advantage, where regulation is balanced to promote economic growth.

We work with governments around the world to develop proportionate, effective regulation while our engagement with government bodies is always professional and governed by our Code of Business Conduct.

Read more about how we promote positive drinking

Environment and community

Our environmental programmes and agricultural supply networks are directly influenced by regulatory and wider governmental policy developments, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Learn how we are pioneering grain-to-glass sustainability


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