Here we set out an assurance statement by KPMG Audit Plc, who provided limited assurance over Diageo’s adherence to AA1000APS, Diageo’s Global Reporting application level as well as environmental performance data. Below this statement is one from the London Benchmarking Group, who examined our community investment data and methodology.
We aim to align our reporting with what we believe to be the most well recognised standards for non-financial reporting. We also strongly believe in reporting against reliable data and strive to improve the quality of our non-financial disclosures.
Towards these aims, Diageo engaged KPMG in the year ended 30 June 2011 to provide limited type 2 assurance that covered three aspects, determined as being highly material for the success of our business and Sustainability & Responsibility Strategy:
- Diageo's alignment with AA1000APS (2008) principles in our 2011 Sustainability & Responsibility Report
- Diageo's self-declared Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) application level in our 2011 Sustainability & Responsibility Report
- The reliability of global carbon emissions and water usage data included in both Diageo's 2011 Annual Report and Sustainability & Responsibility Report as defined by the following environmental guidelines.
As in previous years, we also engaged the London Benchmarking Group to assure our community investment data and methodology.