26 OCT 2017

26 OCT 2017 Press release

Press release

Diageo recognised as world’s 11th best workplace by Great Place to Work®

Diageo is included amongst the 25 world’s best workplaces for a seventh consecutive year

Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, announced today that it has been recognised as the 11th World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work®, being included in the top 25 for the seventh consecutive year.

Diageo ranked 2nd highest among the FMCG companies listed and is the only beverages company represented in the top 25. This year, Diageo also received local Great Place to Work® distinctions in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Mairead Nayager, Human Resources Director, commented:

“We are delighted to be recognised as one of the 25 World’s Best Workplaces for 2017 and proud to be listed for the seventh year in a row.

 “At Diageo, we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture, where every employee can feel fulfilled in both their professional and personal lives. We invest in talent development to harness the full diversity our employees around the world bring and we challenge our employees to own Diageo’s performance, while playing an active role in shaping the future for our company and the drinks industry. Our culture is rooted in Diageo’s purpose – ‘Celebrating life, every day, everywhere’, a purpose that is broad and demands of us to celebrate the uniqueness of individual employees everywhere.

 “Today’s recognition by Great Place to Work is testament to the continuing hard work and commitment of our talented and inspirational employees worldwide.”

Michael Bush, Great Place to Work’s CEO, said:

“The organizations on this year’s World’s Best Workplaces list represent the best of the best. They are at the vanguard of the FOR ALL movement, working to maximize the potential of everyone in a way that’s better for the business, better for the people and better for the world.”

 More than 10 million employees from 6,600 companies around the globe participated in the survey process for the World’s Best Workplaces list. Candidates for the 2017 World’s Best Workplaces list were selected from the national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.



Camilla Goodwin +44 (0) 7856 003 535

Editor’s notes

 About the world’s best workplace list

Since 2011, great place to work® has identified the top organizations that create great workplaces in multiple countries in which they operate through the publication of the world’s best workplaces list. To be considered eligible for the world’s best workplaces list, companies must meet our definition of a multinational company and appear on a minimum of 5 national best workplaces lists that rank organizations based on the results of their trust index© employee survey and culture audit© assessment (to qualify in the united states, we look at winners of the fortune 100 best companies to work for® list). The results of those national lists, in addition to extra points awarded for the number of countries an organization surveyed employees in, and the percentage of the company’s global workforce represented by those surveys, are combined to create a top 25 ranking.

Candidates for the list must have a minimum of 5,000 employees worldwide, and 40% of their workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the country in which they are headquartered. Candidates for the 2017 world’s best workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in september 2016 through august 2017.

 About great place to work

Great place to work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, great place to work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual fortune "100 best companies to work for®" and great place to work best workplaces lists for millennials, women, diversity, small & medium companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, great place to work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

 Follow great place to work at greatplacetowork.net and @gptw_global.

 In march 2018, great place to work will publish a new book, “a great place to work for all: better for business, better for people, better for the world”.

About diageo

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including johnnie walker, crown royal, jεb, buchanan’s and windsor whiskies, smirnoff, cîroc and ketel one vodkas, captain morgan, baileys, don julio, tanqueray and guinness. Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the london stock exchange (dge) and the new york stock exchange (deo). For more information about diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.drinkiq.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.

 Celebrating life, every day, everywhere.