Sustainability

DISCOVER EABL’S PLANS TO HELP CREATE A SUSTAINABLE EAST AFRICA

We contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and broader global sustainable development agenda by building resilient supply chains, productive communities, and a healthier environment.

We have focused on contributing progress toward the goals by using our reach and partnerships to drive meaningful positive change.

In addition, we have put in place processes and mechanisms to support our commitment to doing business the right way, aligning to the Environment Social and Governance (ESG) agenda.

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ENVIRONMENT

PIONEER GRAIN TO GLASS SUSTAINABILITY

Preserve Water for Life

  • Reduce water use in our operations by increasing usage efficiency by 40% in water-stressed areas and 30% across the company.

  • Improve water availability and quality in 100% of our local communities in water-stressed areas.

  • Replenish more water than we use for our operations in 100% of sites in water-stressed areas by 2026.

  • Invest in improving access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in communities near our sites and local sourcing areas in 100% of our water-stressed markets.

Accelerate to a low-carbon world

  • Become net-zero carbon in our direct operations (Scope 1 and 2).

  • Reduce our value chain emissions (Scope 3) by 50%.

  • Use 100% of renewable electricity across our direct operations.

Become Sustainable by Design

  • Achieve zero waste in our direct operations and zero waste to landfills in our supply chain.

  • Ensure 100% of our packaging is widely recyclable (or reusable/compostable).

  • Continue our work to reduce total packaging and increase recycled content in our packaging (delivering a 10% reduction in packaging weight and increasing the recycled content of our packaging to 60%).

  • Ensure 100% of our plastics are designed to be widely recyclable (or reusable/compostable) by 2025.

  • Achieve 40% recycled content in our plastics by 2025, and 100% by 2030.

  • Provide 100% of local sourcing communities with agricultural skills and resources; build economic and environmental resilience (supporting 150,000 smallholder farmers).

  • Develop regenerative agriculture pilot programmes in five key sourcing landscapes.

SOCIAL

PROMOTE POSITIVE DRINKING

  • Champion health literacy and tackle harm through DRINKiQ in every market where we live, work, source and sell.

  • Scale-up SMASHED partnership, and educate 10 million young people, parents, and teachers on the dangers of underage drinking

  • Extend UNITAR partnership and promote changes in attitudes to drink driving reaching five million people. 

  • Leverage Diageo marketing and innovation to make moderation the norm – reaching one billion people with dedicated Responsible Drinking messaging.

CHAMPION INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

  • 50% in leadership roles by 2030* our ambition in championing gender diversity.

  • 45% increase representation of leaders from ethnically diverse backgrounds by 2030* in our ambition of championing ethnic diversity.

  • Accelerate inclusion and diversity in our value chain measuring and increasing the percentage of Diageo suppliers from female and minority-owned businesses year-on-year.

  • 2,000 people provided with business and hospitality skills increasing employability and improving livelihoods through learning for Life and our other skills programmes.

  • 1.5 million provided with skills and resources to build a thriving hospitality sector that works for all through the Diageo Bar Academy.

  • 50% of beneficiaries from our community programmes are women and our community programmes will be designed to enhance ethnic diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups.

GOVERNANCE

DOING BUSINESS THE RIGHT WAY, FROM GRAIN TO GLASS

 

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