Diageo North America joins more than 350 CEOs in commitment to advance inclusion and diversity in the workplace

1 Mar 2018 | Press release

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Deirdre Mahlan, President, Diageo North America, has signed the pledge to commit Diageo to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace

NORWALK, Conn., March 1, 2018 – Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, has joined the growing number of organizations pledging to significantly advance inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Diageo North America is the first beverage alcohol company to make such a commitment. Deirdre Mahlan joins more than 350 of her peers in pledging herself and Diageo to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. The collective of more than 350 signatories have already shared almost 350 best-known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com.

“Inclusion is a core value at Diageo. It is also a choice. Our efforts toward inclusion and diversity have a direct impact on our performance,” said Deirdre Mahlan, President of Diageo North America. “The range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries where we operate create a workplace where our diverse thinking and styles can thrive. At Diageo, we believe in celebrating life every day, everywhere and for everyone.”

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is cultivating a new type of networking environment centered on collaboration and sharing. The addition of new signatories expands the impact of this work beyond the office to communities and industries.

“We are so proud that we are continuing to build momentum and support for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ across companies, industries, and regions,” said Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC and chair of the steering committee for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™. “With each and every new organization signing on, we have the opportunity to put our commitments into action by working together to improve diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and communities.”