External recognition for Diageo’s sustainability credentials

23 Dec 2021

At Diageo, we’re committed to being the most trusted consumer company in the world, which is central to our Performance Ambition. To achieve this, we need to be transparent in our reporting and progress on our sustainability commitments. We’re proud that our Society 2030 pledges and actions have been externally recognised and we have placed on the highly respected Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row.

The DJSI is a prestigious ranking that recognises companies’ performance on different sustainability criteria based on an in-depth analysis of economic, social and environmental performance. The DJSI is considered the gold-mark for measuring corporate sustainability and is the benchmark for investors who are wanting to integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios.

In the DJSI 2021 we scored full marks in the following criteria:

  • Materiality
  • Brand management
  • Strategy for emerging markets
  • Environmental reporting
  • Operational eco-efficiency
  • Water-related risks
  • Social reporting

“In a year where the world has been focused on climate change with COP26, it’s proven incredibly important to distinguish between businesses that are serious about their climate and sustainability pledges, and those that are greenwashing. With our placing on the DJSI for the fourth year in a row, we’re leading the way on climate action in business.”

Ewan Andrew

Chief Sustainability Officer