Making Integrity Simpler
Case study 31 JUL 2014
A new online tool is helping our people make the right decisions about gifts and entertainment.
Protecting the reputation of a business like ours is the responsibility of every employee. When we offer or accept gifts and entertainment, we all need to make sure that they are occasional, business-related, and reasonable - and that we never expose ourselves, or our business, to the risk of allegations of bribery or corruption.
This year, we introduced a simple new resource for all employees. The 'G&E tool', accessible online and on handhelds via our new internal Mosaic platform, helps us make the right decisions by providing guidance based on our Anti-Corruption Policy. With a few clicks, the tool takes the user through simple stages designed to help guide them on what is acceptable and what is inappropriate, to ensure that Diageo can remain proud of our reputation for integrity - and for not tolerating bribery or corruption in any form. All employees can also speak to their local controls, compliance and ethics manager or legal counsel with any questions they might have about gifts and entertainment.