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Nearly 1000 North America employees convene for local volunteer efforts

Our employees across North America participated in the second annual Diageo Community Activity and Relief Efforts day through a series of projects aimed at restoration and beautification of the local community.

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Diageo employees working with Billion Oyster Project

Nearly 1000 of our Diageo North America employees gave back to communities where our company operates through a series of projects and events across the region. On one day alone, more than 300 employees from our New York City and Norwalk, Connecticut offices took part in the second annual Diageo Community Activity and Relief Efforts (“Diageo CAREs”) day through a series of projects aimed at restoration and beautification of Lower Manhattan.  The location holds particular significance after our announcement earlier this year that we plan to relocate our primary North America office location to the area.

To mobilize hundreds of our employees in the local New York and Connecticut area, we partnered with three local organizations to make a greater impact. Volunteers with one of the projects assisted in the restoration of historic buildings on New York City’s Governors Island, working to clean, paint and garden. A different team of employee volunteers worked on horticulture and painting projects at multiple park spaces in Manhattan.  And a third volunteer team helped build oyster reefs, prepare shells for baby oysters and monitor biodiversity.

Crowd of Diageo employees gathering to celebrate

In addition to the 300 employees volunteering in New York City, close to 700 Diageo North America employees also coordinated efforts in their respective communities across Canada and the United States. Diageo North America staff at 15 separate locations rolled up their sleeves to assist with a variety of causes, including hunger, community beautification, economic independence for underserved communities and helping military families in need.

Diageo supports a culture of giving and we are proud to offer employees a competitive benefits package that includes five extra days per year, which can be used to serve the local community.

“We aim to celebrate life, every day, everywhere – in the community and for the community, and so it’s wonderful to be able to join together so many of our employees in a shared effort to get out and give back. We’ve built on the success of last year’s collective volunteer activity, and it’s rewarding to know that nearly 1000 Diageo North America employees are participating this year.”

Deirdre Mahlan

President, Diageo North America

Diageo employees painting in park