Diageo ranked number six in Equileap’s 2021 Gender Equality Global Report and Ranking

4 Mar 2021

Diageo has been ranked as the number six company in Equileap’s global report which highlights the status of gender equality within the largest companies in the world.

The Equileap report is an in-depth, cross-sector analysis of gender equality in 3,702 companies in 23 developed economies, representing 98 million employees. Equileap ranks businesses based on 19 gender equality criteria, including gender balance across the workforce, the gender pay gap, paid parental leave and anti-sexual harassment policies.

We’re delighted to receive this recognition after recently being ranked as the top UK company for female leadership representation in the 2020 Hampton-Alexander Review, as well as a leading company globally for gender equality in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.  

Women sharing a table in the Diageo office

“As we approach International Women’s Day it is good to see that gender equality is rightly so high on the agenda. Rankings like Equileap’s are helpful in recognising those companies that are leading the way and we feel proud of our achievements. But there is more work to do and we are committed to championing diversity, leading to a positive impact in our business, with our communities and for society.”

Mairéad Nayager

Chief HR Officer

This position shows acknowledgment of our commitment to creating a truly inclusive and diverse culture. As part of our ongoing work to champion gender equality we recently launched menopause guidelines to raise awareness of an often taboo subject, and to support our employees and line managers in confident and meaningful conversations. 

In 2019, we rolled out an ambitious global parental leave policy which offers female employees in all markets a minimum of 26 weeks of fully paid maternity leave and setting a global minimum standard of four weeks paternity leave on full rate of pay in all markets, with a significant number of our businesses moving to 26 weeks fully paid paternity leave.