Diageo recognised in Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index for sixth consecutive year

31 Jan 2023

Diageo has been included as one of 484 companies in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Featured for the sixth consecutive year, the recognition demonstrates Diageo’s continued global commitment to gender equality and the hard work undertaken by all to ensure that women across our business feel empowered.

Diageo’s 2023 score represents another year-on-year positive shift, reflecting the introduction of new policies, the continued support from employee support schemes, partnerships with inclusion charities and organisations, as well as wider initiatives to promote gender equality.

“We are proud to once again be included in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to championing equality. We will continue to focus on inspiring the current and next generation of female leaders whilst creating an equal and inclusive culture at Diageo.”

Louise Prashad

Chief Human Resources Officer

Industry Leading Policies

2022 saw Diageo introduce new guidelines and initiatives to help break down barriers for women, both in the workplace and with our suppliers, partners, and through our progressive portrayal work. In September we introduced our Pregnancy Loss Guidelines to provide employee support and raise awareness on the various types of pregnancy loss, with 2022 also seeing Diageo roll out the Balance+ app to all employees, giving them unparalleled access to medically approved content, helping them to optimise their wellbeing.

Increasing Female Representation

We continue to be recognised as a leading global business for females at board and executive level. As of June 2022, we have 44% of women in leadership roles, a 2% rise from the previous year, with women also making up 64% of our board. Our early careers programmes, including apprenticeships, returnships, and scholarships, are likewise attracting more women into entry level roles and creating a robust pipeline of talented women as future leaders.

Our Partnerships

The past 12 months marked another year where Diageo continued to champion change in society with bold partnership and initiatives across our global markets. At COP27, together with WaterAid and Coca Cola, we funded ‘Gender Guidance for WASH’, providing businesses and NGOs the support and knowledge to ensure women have equal access to, and agency over, the provisions of water sanitation and hygiene in their projects.

We also announced our 4th year as lead sponsor of the Creative Equals Returner scheme in the UK, India and the United States, as part of our ongoing commitment to creating an advertising and media environment where, from script to screen, everyone sees themselves represented.

“Thank you to all the companies that submitted for the first time, and those that continue to submit. Your involvement and transparency help to push the needle forward, creating a workplace that better reflects our world.”

Peter T. Grauer

Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club

Methodology:

Bloomberg’s standardized reporting framework offers public companies the opportunity to disclose information on their efforts to support gender equality five key pillars: Female Leadership & Talent Pipeline, Equal Pay & Gender Pay Parity, Inclusive Culture, Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies and, Pro-Women Brand. Reporting companies that score above a globally established threshold, based on the extent of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and policies, are included in the GEI. You can view the complete list on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.

Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2023

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