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Diageo recognised in the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index 2019

We are delighted to be named as one of the most sustainable companies from across 61 industries and the only global alcohol beverage company to feature in the World Index.

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The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index is considered the gold standard for measuring corporate sustainability and benchmarks the world’s largest companies based upon their economic, environmental and sustainable business performance.

This year, we rank third in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index and are listed as the industry leader in nine of the index criteria including:  

  • Brand management
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Strategy for emerging markets
  • Environmental reporting
  • Packaging
  • Water related risks
  • Corporate citizenship and philanthropy and labour practice
Lagavulin whisky distillery

Operating in a responsible and sustainable way every day, everywhere means that we can support our communities, protect and preserve natural resources and ensure alcohol plays a positive role in society

Operating in a responsible and sustainable way every day, everywhere means that we can support our communities, protect and preserve natural resources and ensure alcohol plays a positive role in society and we continue to make a real and relevant contribution:

Diageo employee in Kenya, Africa

We have a responsibility to ensure that our people our suppliers, the communities around our operations, our customers and consumers and society at large all thrive as a result of our business.

In order to ensure we are making a real and relevant contribution, we measure and report on the impact of every programme and initiative we run. We report on our progress every year in our Annual Report and Sustainability and responsibility performance addendum.