Diageo published second Gender Pay Gap Report for the Republic of Ireland

19 Dec 2023

Republic of Ireland

  • 2023 mean gender pay gap was +2.9%
  • 2023 median gender pay gap was +11.5%

Diageo Ireland

  • 2023 mean gender pay gap was +5.4%
  • 2023 median gender pay gap was +10.3%

Championing inclusion and diversity is one of our strategic priorities and is a vital part of our ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ ESG action plan. Reducing the gender pay gap, improving gender balance in our organisation and creating a more diverse workforce are key priorities for Diageo.

Diageo Republic of Ireland

Diageo employs 972 people in the Republic of Ireland across three legal entities – Diageo Ireland, Bailey’s, and Guinness Storehouse. Only Diageo Ireland, which employs 617 people, is covered by the regulations. We therefore report separately for Diageo Ireland while also providing combined data across the Republic of Ireland.

In 2023, our second year of reporting, we have improved our mean gender pay across our combined entities as well as for Diageo Ireland. Our mean pay gap for our three businesses combined has narrowed from +3.7% to +2.9% and for Diageo Ireland from +5.5% to +5.4%. We are proud of the progress we are making, but we know there is more to do. We believe the policies we have in place will help to create a more gender balanced company at all levels.

We know that the best performing businesses prioritise inclusion and diversity, and our commitment starts with our people.

Through our market-leading policies and practices, we aim to ensure that everyone working in Diageo can thrive. We have some of the most progressive work practices in Ireland, including our industry leading family leave policy, and are proud to say that half of our Diageo Ireland Demand Executive team are women. Like many businesses employing large numbers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals, we continue to face challenges in operational areas such as manufacturing, planning and logistics where women continue to be underrepresented.

Continuing to make Diageo an even more inclusive and diverse business.

We are pleased by the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve received from employees to the initiatives we’ve launched in the last few years, including our ground-breaking Family Leave policy, ‘Thriving Through Menopause’ guidelines and fertility support. We have been recognised by the among others, for our work on promoting gender equality. This report provides an opportunity for us to explain who we are, what we do for our people and the importance we place on ensuring women can thrive in our business.

Download Diageo's Republic of Ireland report