Diageo CDP Supply Chain programme - working together to cut CO2

Case study

We've set ourselves the target of reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions along our total supply chain by 30% - and we'll only achieve it by working with suppliers, to help them help us by reducing their own emissions.

At our May 2015 supplier conference in Gleneagles, Scotland, we took the opportunity to engage 59 of our key global suppliers, using a breakout session to raise awareness of our commitments on carbon and the importance of their contribution.

A key focus of our work is through the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the world’s largest and most comprehensive global system for carbon disclosure, and we currently invite suppliers who between them represent 80% of our spend in key categories to disclose their carbon performance. In 2014, 92% of the 154 suppliers we asked to take part responded.

Such a high response rate tells us that suppliers are willing to engage – and the responses give us a view on the overall performance of the supply chain. They also help us identify hotspots and opportunities to reduce our collective emissions. We provide additional support through supplier support webinars, and the CDP Action Exchange programme.

Supply Chain meeting