As part of our continuing commitment to reducing our impact on the environment, today Diageo announced that we have successfully achieved external limited assurance of the indirect (Scope 3) CO2 emissions associated with the transportation and distribution of our finished goods to our first paying customers for the year ended 30 June 2013. Diageo has made good progress (a 26.3% reduction as at 30 June 2013 from a 2007 baseline) in meeting our stretching target to reduce our direct (Scope 1 and 2) GHG emissions by 50% by 2015, performance against which has been subject to limited assurance for the past three years, and increasingly is extending our focus to address our environmental impact more broadly in our supply chain.
Key to this commitment is robust data, and we are pleased that KPMG have provided an unqualified limited assurance opinion in relation to our scope 3 logistics CO2 emissions data for the year ended 30 June 2013. This gives Diageo a solid and credible platform on which to work with our transportation and distribution suppliers to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with supplying our brands to customers around the world. KPMG’s full independent limited assurance opinion and Assured data and methodology are available here: www.diageo.com/en-row/csr/environment.