Diageo Recognised as the World’s 19th Best Multinational Workplace by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

26 Oct 2016 | Press release

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Diageo announced today that it has been recognised as the 19th World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®, making the top 20 for the sixth consecutive year.

London – 26 October 2016 – Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company, announced today that it has been recognised as the 19th World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®, making the top 20 for the sixth consecutive year. The ranking is the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence and identifies the top 25 best multinationals in terms of workplace culture.

Diageo ranked second highest among the FMCG companies and is the only beverages company represented in this year’s top 25. Diageo also appeared in Great Place to Work® Best Company Lists in Canada, Central America & Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the Netherlands, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Mairéad Nayager, Human Resources Director, Diageo commented:

“It is a great honour to be recognised as one of the top ‘25 Best Multinational Workplaces’ for a sixth consecutive year.

“At Diageo, we are committed to fostering a collaborative culture and creating an environment that stretches and challenges people to enable them to reach their full potential at work, while living our values each and every day.

“We encourage our employees to actively connect with Diageo’s purpose – ‘Celebrating life, every day, everywhere’ – and our culture is rooted in this purpose. We want our employees to feel fulfilled in both their professional and personal lives and for this reason, we ask our leaders to create the conditions for people to succeed, from the behaviours they model, to the environment we work in, to growing themselves and more importantly the people around them.

“This recognition by ‘Great Place to Work®’ is the reflection of the hard work and commitment of our talented and inspirational employees worldwide. They are the people creating our company culture and keeping it strong.”

Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work® commented:

“Congratulations to World’s Best Multinational Workplaces! These organizations are well known because their brands appear around the globe. But behind these successful brands are high-trust workplaces where the vast majority of employees feel valued, well treated and that their work makes a difference.”

Great workplaces are on the rise all over the world, with more organizations from Australia to Venezuela committing to creating environments where employees take pride in their work, enjoy their coworkers, and trust their leaders. Great Place to Work research shows the number of organizations around the world named as a Best Workplace or that have met our minimum standard of a great workplace has almost doubled since 2011. The figure that year was roughly 2,200 workplaces with a total of some 6.1 million employees. In 2016, the number of great workplaces has reached approximately 4,100, with an aggregate of about 6.9 million employees.

In conjunction with the sixth annual list of the World’s Best Multinationals, Great Place to Work® is publishing a report highlighting the momentum toward great workplaces across the globe. To see the full list of the World’s Best Multinationals click here.