Beverage Giant Diageo publishes its 2012 online Sustainability & Responsibility Report

September 8, 2012 in Our View, Reporting

Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, publishes its 2012 Sustainability & Responsibility Report, its 10th report since 2003. The report highlights progress and aspirations across the company’s key sustainability impacts including alcohol in society, water and the environment, socio-economic development, people, and governance and ethics. To cover Diageo’s full value chain, the report has sections covering work with and impact on suppliers, customers and consumers.

Commenting on this year’s report and Diageo’s future-looking approach, Paul Walsh, CEO, said:

Paul Walsh - Diageo CEO“Driving strong performance in sustainability and responsibility is in the long-term interests of our company.  It helps ensure that we can both deliver returns to shareholders and benefit the communities whose lives we touch. It is my firm belief that the most genuinely strategic and forward looking businesses treat sustainability as a core component of business delivery”.

Highlights from this year’s report include:

  • Support for over 300 programmes to tackle alcohol misuse in 49 countries around the world;
  • Reduced carbon emissions from its operations by 9.4% despite increasing production;
  • Improved water efficiency by 7.2%, and reduced the amount of water used at water-stressed  by 8.6%;
  • Training of over 63,000 people in the company Learning for Life programme since 2008 with 70-80% of students securing employment upon graduation;
  • Investments of £2.6 million in social entrepreneurs across the world this year through the Arthur Guinness Fund and our Champions for Change programme in Asia;

Diageo’s Sustainability & Responsibility Report 2012 is available on an interactive website

Diageo in Romania

Through the well known brands like Johnnie Walker, J&B, Smirnoff, Baileys or Guinness, Diageo is present in Romania since 2002 and acts as branch under the name of Diageo Balkans Limited Londra. In March 2007 Diageo extended its operations in Romania by signing a distribution contract with PP Distribution Romania and right now is still in a phase of development on a local market that is more suited for low quality beverages than for brands of higher quality.

About Diageo

Diageo owns an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s, Windsor and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people and its brands, visit For Diageo’s global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit