Environmental Sustainability

Diageo is recognized as a global leader in environmental sustainability, and our progress and commitment to tackle climate change has been independently recognized around the world. Specifically, Diageo:

  • Achieved the maximum score and was ranked in the top 5% of global businesses for climate change performance by the CDP (previously Carbon Disclosure Project)
  • Earned industry leading scores in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (one of only four beverage companies included)
  • Has been recognized as the leading beverage company in Newsweek’s Green Rankings
  • Secured a slot in the NASDAQ Global Sustainability Index of 100 sustainability leaders
  • Ranked second in the FTSE4GOOD’s food and beverage category
  • Is the only beverage alcohol company to make the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index

In 2015 Diageo announced ambitious new environmental sustainability targets for 2020 which are aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and reflect ambitions to manage carbon emissions and water stewardship across Diageo’s entire supply chain. The same year, Diageo also announced a Water Blueprint, an integrated approach to water stewardship. Key links include: Diageo Sustainability & Responsibility 2020 Targets; Diageo Sustainability & Responsibility Performance Addendum 2015; Diageo Water Blueprint

As Diageo’s largest region by volume and value, with a significant manufacturing footprint, Diageo North America is a significant contributor to Diageo’s environmental achievements. In 2013 Diageo North America became a signatory of the Climate Declaration, which brings together companies and individuals to demonstrate support for a national strategy to tackle climate change.

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Research, Reports & Publications

Diageo Reports Good First Year Progress Against 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility Targets
Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, this week reported strong progress against its 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility targets with the publication of its 2016 Annual Report.


Beverage, Glass and Recycling Industry Leaders Join Forces to Strengthen Glass Recycling
The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), along with beverage leaders including Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, and the glass processing and recycling industry, have convened a dynamic group of organizations to make glass recycling work in the U.S. The nearly two dozen member organizations announced today they are joining forces to create the U.S. Glass Recycling Coalition.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Nearly 100 Diageo Employees Refresh Stamford’s Mill River Park on Earth Day
Diageo North America this week continued the company’s long standing tradition of community service by enabling nearly 100 employees from its North American headquarters to perform a full day of volunteer service at Mill River Park in Stamford, Connecticut. Employee volunteers were from Diageo North America’s finance team, which has held a large-scale annual community service event in the area for the past eleven years.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Diageo’s Norwalk, Connecticut Office Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification
Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, and one of Norwalk’s largest employers, announced that its Norwalk, Connecticut office has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This certification is the fourth of Diageo’s buildings in North America to be LEED-certified, joining the company’s Chicago and New York offices, and a facility in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The LEED rating system, developed by the USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

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