Diageo reaffirms commitment to tackling climate change as it joins global business declaration

Ahead of the One Planet Summit on climate change in Paris, Diageo is one of 54 global corporates to sign a declaration to the leaders of the G20 to prompt bold action on climate change.


Diageo has joined a collaboration of global businesses that are calling on leaders of the G20 to take ambitious action to mitigate against the effects of climate change. 54 companies in total signed the declaration, including Diageo, Adidas, Unilever, Virgin Group and others.

The declaration lays out a framework of conditions for leaders of the G20 to adopt in order to limit global warming and progress towards achieving a low carbon economy. The declaration comes ahead of the One Planet Summit that will be hosted in Paris to discuss climate change, two years after the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement.

Speaking on Diageo’s signing of the pledge, David Croft, Diageo’s Global Sustainable Development Director said:

“Diageo is pleased to be reaffirming our commitment to tackle climate change and calling for ambitious action to be taken. The world needs strong leadership by the G20 to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement. Business has an important part to play but as a hugely influential group of the world’s strongest economies, the G20 can ensure that the Paris Agreement is embraced and implemented – and supported by business.”

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As a business that relies on water and other limited natural resources, Diageo works hard to use those resources responsibly, preserving them for future generations.

Climate change and water security continue to be high priority issues for Diageo- and our strategy focuses on reducing our environmental impacts and aims to make a positive contribution to the environment, our business and the communities in which we live and work.
In October Diageo gained recognition as a global leader in response to climate change and water stress, as we retained our position on the CDP A List for climate and water - one of only 25 companies to score an A for both rankings this year.

By joining over 50 global businesses in their call to world leaders to move fast on climate change and take proactive steps to tackle it, Diageo hopes this declaration will prompt the G20 to deliver the 2015 Paris Agreement.

For more about Diageo's commitment to sustainability click here.