Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, this week reported strong progress against its 2015 Sustainability and Responsibility targets with the publication its 2015 Annual Report, which for the second year integrates its performance in this area alongside financial reporting. Diageo made notable gains in its improvement in water efficiency, reduction of carbon emissions and sourcing of local raw materials as the company now looks towards its ambitious 2020 targets and moves to an evaluation model based on impact rather than input.
Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive states; “We have a responsibility to create shared value, for our communities, our people and our shareholders. This enables our business to grow and I am extremely proud of our work in many areas, especially water stewardship with our ambitious Water Blueprint, our progress in local sourcing in Africa and our partnerships with NGOs, governments and other stakeholders with whom we work to create scale for our programmes. As we now move forward to our 2020 goals, with a focus on our long term impact, we will build on these successes to achieve even more.”