Diageo ranked second in the 2019 Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index

We have been named amongst the top 25 most diverse and inclusive companies for a fourth consecutive year in the 2019 Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index – improving on our 4th place ranking in 2018.


We are delighted to be recognised as the second most diverse and inclusive workplace in the 2019 Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index (previously the Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index). The ranking is a recognition of our ongoing commitment to championing diversity and inclusion within our business and beyond.

In the inaugural list, launched in 2016, we were ranked 11th and our strong progress in improving inclusion and diversity within the workplace has seen our position improve every year.

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We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative culture that benefits both our people and our business

“I am very proud that Diageo has once again climbed the Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion List, and we are now ranked as the second most diverse and inclusive workplace globally. We passionately believe that championing inclusion and diversity is the right thing to do, and have made it a business priority to shape market leading policies and practices. This year we rolled out an ambitious global family leave policy that ensures all women at Diageo receive six months paid maternity leave and set a minimum standard of four weeks paid paternity leave for men, with men in many countries also benefiting from six months paid paternity leave. To be recognised for our ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity is extremely rewarding, and we will continue to push ourselves to improve and build on our ambitions”

Mairéad Nayager
Mairéad Nayager

Chief Human Resources Officer, Diageo

“Congratulations to the 2019 D&I Index Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations Globally. We are pleased to recognize Diageo’s #2 ranking and their demonstrated commitment to diversity and Inclusion across their organization. We are proud that our D&I index is being used as a guide to help firms across the globe create a workforce of diverse teams. We are equally proud that the D&I Index continues to serve as key driver for investors and analysts seeking to identify the companies that are getting this right and helping them to make investment decisions that align with their values and the bottom line.”

Debra Walton

Chief Revenue Officer, Refinitiv

We celebrate diversity everywhere and support a variety of employee groups throughout the world. These range from our growing women's networks such as Spirited Women in the UK, US, South Africa and Hungary to our Asian and African heritage groups and LGBT networks. We believe everyone has a vital contribution to make to our story and we want all our people to feel part of it.

Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index methodology

Over 7,000 listed companies are analysed as part of The Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index process, to identify the top 100 publicly traded companies with the most diverse and inclusive workplaces.

These companies are ranked based on a set of 24 separate diversity and inclusion metrics. Each of these metrics reside in one of the four Diversity & Inclusion ‘pillars’ – ‘Diversity,’ ‘Inclusion,’ ‘People Development’ and ‘Controversies.’