Diageo launches Sustainable Supply Chain Programme for diverse-owned businesses

7 Sept 2023

Diageo is incredibly excited to today launch our Sustainable Supply Chain Programme, a premier learning opportunity for diverse-owned businesses.

The programme will help diverse-owned businesses learn more about environmentally sustainable practices and encourage them to implement these practices into their own operations. This in turn will improve their sustainability, efficiency, and ultimately competitiveness in the global value chain.  

The training, which will total approximately 12-20 hours, will cover a range of topics including best practices for sustainable sourcing, reducing waste and emissions, and engaging with suppliers on sustainable issues.

Diageo will partner with WeConnect International, Danone, Google, and IEMA to reach up to 150 diverse-owned businesses from a wide range of sectors, drawing from businesses that are minority-owned, women-owned, disability-owned, and LGBTQIA+ owned.

You can find further details about the programme here: https://weconnectinternational.org/sustainable-supply-chain-management/ 

“We recognize that delivering our stretching Society 20230: Spirit of Progress ambitions cannot be done in isolation. Partnering with peers and leading advocacy organizations will build knowledge and combine networks to create opportunities for diverse-owned businesses to enhance their environmental sustainability capability.

We are committed to pioneering Grain-to-Glass sustainability and accelerating inclusion and diversity across our value chain, with this programme a huge milestone in our journey to a more sustainable and inclusive world.” Ewan Andrew, President Global Supply & Procurement, Chief Sustainability Officer

Accelerating inclusion and diversity in our value chain

Our Society 2030: Spirit of Progress priorities reflect the most material issues affecting our company, our people, our brands, our suppliers, and our communities.

This programme progresses our commitments to accelerating inclusion and diversity in our value chain and pioneering grain-to-glass sustainability. By upskilling diverse-owned businesses, we empower them to make their businesses more sustainable, which makes our value chain more sustainable.

To read more about our Society 2030 goals, including our commitment to championing inclusion and diversity as well as grain-to-glass sustainability, visit here: https://www.diageo.com/en/esg/society-2030-spirit-of-progress-plan