Diageo Latin America and Caribbean

Diageo Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) is the region’s largest premium spirits business, with a vibrant local and international spirits portfolio.

We work to reduce our environmental impact and, where possible, to support and benefit the communities in which we operate. From recycling initiatives and skills and training programmes to water treatment and farming projects, we want to work with and for the communities around us.

Reducing our environmental impact

We are committed to reducing any environmental impact in our production and supply chain.

Our initiatives

  • Todo Mundo Reciclando Vidro (Glass is Good), our pioneering glass recycling initiative in Brazil, recycles glass from our entire supply chain. Glass is Good also operates in Colombia and we are seeing great results.
  • We are building a water treatment plant at our Don Julio facility in Charcon, Mexico that will have the capacity to treat 800 m3 per day.

Our results so far

  • Our water treatment plant at Charcon will generate biogas that, once burned, will supply all the steam needed to operate our new distillery, reducing our greenhouse gas impact and minimising our onsite fossil fuel use.
  • Todo Mundo Reciclando Vidro has seen 21,000 tonnes of glass collected in the past eight years, with 100% used to produce new bottles.

Building thriving communities

We work hard to build healthy and thriving communities, with a particular focus on skills and empowerment.

Our initiatives

  • We created the first ever Learning For Life school in Venezuela to help train and develop people for a career in the hospitality industry.
  • The Ypioca Craft Programme enables the local community in Ceara to use their skill in crafting the carnauba straw, a symbol of the region, to become entrepreneurs.
  • We’ve partnered with the Mexican government to create an entrepreneur programme that provides training and consulting to people looking to start their own business.

Our results so far

  • Our Entrepreneur programme has been implemented in 19 states and has created more than 20,000 direct and indirect jobs. Overall, 11,200 people have been through the programme so far.
  • 885 young people have graduated from the Learning for Life programme in Venezuela since 2016.
  • The Ypioca Craft Programme has directly benefited around 1,000 local families.