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Helping our people make the right choices: global compliance awareness events

Case study

We’re constantly looking for ways to strengthen our culture of integrity to help our people make the right choices. Since we refreshed our Code of Business Conduct (our Code) in July 2015, we’ve been seeking new opportunities to engage employees around the world through communications and training.

Control, compliance and ethics (CCE) managers in each market and function define and deliver their own local risk-based training plan for our Code and key policies relevant to their business. To support our CCE managers and their teams, we run a series of global capability events to stretch both the functional skills and the leadership impact of this network. These events include the ‘Compliance Awareness day’, held this year in four countries in our WestLAC market, our ‘Pathway of Pride’ programme across Africa, and our ‘Ethics Day’ in Asia Pacific.

During these events, employees attend training sessions on policies including Human Rights, Employee Alcohol, Corporate Security and Crisis Management, as well as training tailored to employees’ individual roles and locations. The training is supported by role-play scenarios, video diaries and question-and-answer sessions with senior leaders, and plenary sessions using real-life examples and case studies on policies relevant to all employees.

Feedback has been hugely positive, and these events have become an important part of our effort to sustain our culture of integrity in Diageo, every day, everywhere.

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