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Society 2030: Spirit of Progress plan

‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ is our 10-year ESG action plan to help create a more inclusive and sustainable world.

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Our ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ priorities reflect the most material issues affecting our company, our people, our brands, our suppliers and our communities. Our strategic priorities are to promote positive drinking, champion inclusion and diversity and pioneer grain-to-glass sustainability. Doing business the right way underpins everything we do.

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We have set 25 ambitious targets aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The targets build on our long and ambitious track record on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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Promote positive drinking

Changing the way the world drinks, for the better.

We want to change the way the world drinks for the better, celebrating moderation and continuing to address the harmful use of alcohol by changing attitudes and expanding our initiatives tackling underage drinking, drink driving and binge drinking.

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Champion inclusion and diversity

We believe creating the most inclusive and diverse culture, makes for a better business and a better world.

We will champion inclusion and diversity across our business and together with our partners and communities we aim to help shape a more tolerant and equal society.

Pioneer grain-to-glass sustainability

    We have long been committed to preserving the natural resources on which we all depend.

    Working in partnership, we will continue to preserve water for life, accelerate to a low carbon world and become sustainable by design.

    How we are pioneering grain-to-glass sustainability

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    Preserve water for life

    Water is the basis for life and our most precious resource.

    Water stewardship has been a longstanding priority for us and we are focused on preserving this critical resource, particularly in water-stressed areas.

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    Accelerate to a low carbon world

    Our planet needs significant, science-based action to create a sustainable, low-carbon future.

    We will decarbonise our own operations by 2030 and will work with our suppliers to halve theirs.

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    Become sustainable by design

    We share the responsibility to restore the natural world on which we all depend.

    We are committed to eliminating waste from our value chain, working with farmers to regenerate landscapes and we are continuously looking for ways to ensure that our packaging is both sustainable and effective.

    Doing business the right way from grain to glass

      We believe doing business the right way contributes to a fair and just society, and this pillar underpins everything that we do.

      We create an environment where all our people feel they are treated fairly and with respect. We act with integrity to ensure we are doing business in the right way, meeting external expectations and our own standards.

      We will ensure no one compromises on their values, every day, everywhere.

      How we are doing business the right way

      Ewan Andrew

      "We have a track record of setting ambitious targets and our Society 2030: Spirit of Progress plan is no different. The power of the ambition has a mobilising effect on our people and is a catalyst for innovation."

      Ewan Andrew
      President, Global Supply Chain and Procurement and Chief Sustainability Officer

      Further reading

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      Our 25 targets

      Aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, our 25 ambitious targets will lead our business over the next decade and deliver a positive impact on society, everywhere we live, work, source and sell.

      Find out more about our targets

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      Reporting centre

      Read about our ESG reporting approach and view our latest reports.

      View latest reports

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      2020 achievements

      Our 2020 targets focused on promoting positive drinking, building thriving communities and reducing our environmental impact.

      Our 2020 sustainability and responsibility achievements