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Pioneer grain-to-glass sustainability

Our continued long-term success depends on the people and planet around us. We recognise that poverty, inequality, climate change, water stress, biodiversity loss and other challenges threaten the environment and the prosperity of communities.

We have a responsibility to ensure that our people, our suppliers, the communities around our operations, our customers and consumers and society at large all thrive as a result of our business.

Core to our 'Society 2030: Spirit of Progress' action plan are sustainability goals across our entire value chain. Our Pioneering grain-to-glass sustainability work is divided into three areas; preserve water for life, accelerate to a low carbon world and become sustainable by design.

Preserve water for life

Water is our most precious resource. By 2030, every drink we make will use 30% less water than today and by 2026 we will replenish more water than we use in all our water stressed areas.

Our strategy is based on best practice water stewardship in three areas, water accessibility, availability and quality. We also are working in partnership to better manage water globally and to lead collective action in critical water basins.

Accelerate to a low carbon world

We know that our planet needs significant, science-based action to create a sustainable future. We have set ourselves a bold target to reach net zero carbon across our operations by 2030 and work with our supplier to halve theirs.

We have reduced half the carbon in our operations already and will remove the rest by switching to renewable energy everywhere we operate.

Become sustainable by design

We’ve already made big strides in reducing our environmental impact, but we will not stop until we’ve reduced it wherever we can, by reducing packaging, increasing recycled content and eliminating waste.

We will design the change we know our industry and our world needs, developing and growing innovative partnerships through our Diageo Sustainable Solutions programme, and collaborating with customers, suppliers, NGOs, research institutions, entrepreneurs and governments to help create a truly circular economy.

We have a shared responsibility to restore the natural resources on which we all depend. We will collaborate with farmers to regenerate landscapes, create innovative agricultural solutions and protect biodiversity.

Society 2030
in action

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