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GRI Index

This index provides an overview of our reporting against the GRI G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. Our self-assessment of our Sustainability & Responsibility Report indicates that we are a B+ reporter^.

^Covered by KPMG's limited assurance scope.

STANDARD DISCLOSURES PART I: Profile Disclosures

Description

Reported

Cross-reference / Direct answer

 
1. Strategy and Analysis

1.1

Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organisation.

Fully

 

1.2

Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.

Fully

 
2. Organisational Profile

2.1

Name of the organisation.

Fully

 

2.3

Operational structure of the organisation, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.

Fully

 

2.4

Location of organisation’s headquarters.

Fully

Diageo plc
Lakeside Drive
Park Royal
London
NW10 7HQ
United Kingdom

 

2.5

Number of countries where the organisation operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.

Fully

 

2.6

Nature of ownership and legal form.

Fully

Full name: Diageo plc
Registered Number: 23307
Registered office: Lakeside Drive, London, NW10 7HQ
Place of Registration: England and Wales

 

2.7

Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries).

Fully

 

2.8

Scale of the reporting organisation.

Fully

 

2.9

Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership.

Fully

 

2.10

Awards received in the reporting period.

Fully

 
3. Report Parameters

3.1

Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.

Fully

 

3.2

Date of most recent previous report (if any).

Fully

12-Sep-2010

 

3.3

Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)

Fully

Annual

 

3.4

Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.

Fully

 

3.5

Reporting principles

Fully

 

3.6

Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). See GRI Boundary Protocol for further guidance.

Fully

 

3.7

State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report (see completeness principle for explanation of scope).

Fully

 

3.8

Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organisations.

Fully

 

3.9

Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report. Explain any decisions not to apply, or to substantially diverge from, the GRI Indicator Protocols.

Fully

 

3.10

Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g., mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods).

Fully

 

3.11

Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report.

Fully

 

3.12

Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report.

Fully

 

3.13

Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.

Fully

 
4. Governance, Commitments, and Engagement

4.1

Governance structure of the organisation, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organisational oversight.

Partially

 

4.2

Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer.

Fully

The Chairman is not counted as a non executive director and is not independent by virtue of being the Chairman, in accordance with section A31 of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

 

4.3

For organisations that have a unitary board structure, state the number and gender of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members.

Fully

 

4.4

Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body.

Fully

See our Annual Report: Articles of association

 

4.5

Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organisation’s performance (including social and environmental performance).

Partially

 

4.6

Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided.

Fully

Governance structure

See our Annual Report: Governance

 

4.7

Process for determining the composition, qualifications, and expertise of the members of the highest governance body and its committees, including any consideration of gender and other indicators of diversity.

Fully

 

4.8

Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation.

Fully

 

4.9

Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organisation’s identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles.

Fully

 

4.10

Processes for evaluating the highest governance body’s own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance.

Partially

 

4.11

Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organisation.

Fully

 

4.12

Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or endorses.

Fully

 

4.13

Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organisations in which the organisation: * Has positions in governance bodies; * Participates in projects or committees; * Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues; or * Views membership as strategic.

Partially

 

4.14

List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organisation.

Fully

 

4.15

Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.

Fully

 

4.16

Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group.

Fully

 

4.17

Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organisation has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.

Fully

 
 

STANDARD DISCLOSURES PART II: Disclosures on Management Approach (DMAs)

Description

Reported

Cross-reference / Direct answer

 
Economic

DMA EC 1

Economic performance

Fully

 

DMA EC 3

Indirect economic impacts

Fully

 
Environmental

DMA EN 1

Materials

Fully

 

DMA EN 2

Energy

Fully

 

DMA EN 3

Water

Fully

 

DMA EN 4

Biodiversity

Fully

 

DMA EN 5

Emissions, effluents and waste

Fully

 

DMA EN 6

Products and services

Fully

 

DMA EN 7

Compliance

Fully

 

DMA EN 8

Transport

Fully

 

DMA EN 9

Overall

Fully

 
Labour

DMA LA 1

Employment

Fully

 

DMA LA 2

Labour/management relations

Fully

 

DMA LA 3

Occupational health and safety

Fully

 

DMA LA 4

Training and education

Fully

 

DMA LA 5

Diversity and equal opportunity

Fully

 

DMA LA 6

Equal remuneration for women and men

Not disclosed

 
Human rights

DMA HR 1

Investment and procurement practices

Fully

 

DMA HR 2

Non-discrimination

Fully

 

DMA HR 3

Freedom of association and collective bargaining

Fully

 

DMA HR 4

Child labour

Fully

 

DMA HR 5

Prevention of forced and compulsory labour

Fully

 

DMA HR 6

Security practices

Fully

 

DMA HR 7

Indigenous rights

Not disclosed - We do not believe this indicator is material to our business.

 

DMA HR 8

Assessment

Fully

 

DMA HR 9

Remediation

Fully

 
Society

DMA SO 1

Local communities

Fully

 

DMA SO 2

Corruption

Fully

 

DMA SO 3

Public policy

Fully

 

DMA SO 4

Anti-competitive behaviour

Fully

 

DMA SO 5

Compliance

Fully

 
Product responsibility

DMA PR2

Product and service labelling

Fully

 

DMA PR3

Marketing communications

Fully

 

DMA PR 4

Customer privacy

Fully

 

DMA PR 5

Compliance

Fully

 
 

STANDARD DISCLOSURES PART III: Performance Indicators

Description

Reported

Cross-reference / Direct answer

 

Economic

Economic performance

EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments.

Fully

 

EC2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organisation’s activities due to climate change.

Fully

 

EC3

Coverage of the organisation’s defined benefit plan obligations.

Partially

 

EC4

Significant financial assistance received from government.

Fully

 
Market presence

EC5

Range of ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation.

Not disclosed

 

EC6

Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation.

Fully

 

EC7

Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation.

Partially

 
Indirect economic impacts

EC8

Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagement.

Fully

 

EC9

Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.

Partially

 

Environmental

Materials

EN1

Materials used by weight or volume.

Partially

 

EN2

Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials.

Fully

 
Energy

EN3

Direct energy consumption by primary energy source.

Fully

 

EN4

Indirect energy consumption by primary source.

Fully

 

EN5

Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.

Fully

 

EN6

Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.

Fully

 

EN7

Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved.

Fully

 
Water

EN8

Total water withdrawal by source.

Fully

 

EN9

Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.

Fully

 

EN10

Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.

Fully

 
Biodiversity

EN11

Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.

Fully

 

EN12

Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.

Fully

 

EN13

Habitats protected or restored.

Not disclosed

 

EN14

Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity.

Partially

 

EN15

Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk.

Fully

 
Emissions, effluents and waste

EN16

Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.

Fully

 

EN17

Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.

Fully

 

EN18

Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.

Fully

 

EN19

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight.

Fully

 

EN20

NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight.

Fully

 

EN21

Total water discharge by quality and destination.

Fully

 

EN22

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.

Fully

 

EN23

Total number and volume of significant spills.

Fully

 

EN24

Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.

Partially

 

EN25

Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organisation’s discharges of water and runoff.

Partially

 
Products and services

EN26

Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.

Fully

 

EN27

Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category.

Partially

 
Compliance

EN28

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Fully

 
Transport

EN29

Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organisation’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce.

Partially

 
Overall

EN30

Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.

Partially

 

Social: Labour Practices and Decent Work

Employment

LA1

Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender.

Partially

 

LA2

Total number and rate of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.

Not disclosed

 

LA3

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations.

Not disclosed

 

LA15

Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender.

Not disclosed

 
Labour/management relations

LA4

Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Not disclosed

 

LA5

Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements.

Not disclosed

 
Occupational health and safety

LA6

Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs.

Partially

 

LA7

Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region and by gender.

Partially

 

LA8

Education, training, counselling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases.

Fully

 

LA9

Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.

Not disclosed

 
Training and education

LA10

Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category.

Partially

 

LA11

Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.

Partially

 

LA12

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender.

Partially

 
Diversity and equal opportunity

LA13

Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.

Partially

 
Equal remuneration for women and men

LA14

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operation.

Not disclosed

 

Social: Human Rights

Investment and procurement practices

HR1

Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements and contracts that include clauses incorporating human rights concerns, or that have undergone human rights screening.

Partially

Diageo takes human rights issues seriously and our Code of Business Conduct (CoBC) includes our Human Rights Policy addressing labor standards including minimum age, freedom of association, sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and national sovereignty. Where we acquire a company outright or hold a controlling stake, we implement our CoBC principles as quickly as possible as the new business is integrated into our current operations. All investment decisions consider a variety of qualitative screenings on issues such as standards of health and safety, history of employment litigations, and the culture of compliance.

 

HR2

Percentage of significant suppliers, contractors and other business partners that have undergone human rights screening, and actions taken.

Partially

 

HR3

Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained.

Partially

 
Non-discrimination

HR4

Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken.

Not disclosed

 
Freedom of association and collective bargaining

HR5

Operations and significant suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights.

Partially

 
Child labour

HR6

Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labour.

Partially

 
Forced and compulsory labour

HR7

Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour.

Partially

 
Security practices

HR8

Percentage of security personnel trained in the organisation’s policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations.

Not disclosed

 
Indigenous rights

HR9

Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken.

Not disclosed

 
Assessment

HR10

Percentage and total number of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments.

Partially

 
Remediation

HR11

Number of grievances related to human rights filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.

Not disclosed

 

Social: Society

Local communities

SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs.

Partially

 

SO9

Operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities.

Partially

 

SO10

Prevention and mitigation measures implemented in operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities.

Partially

 
Corruption

SO2

Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption.

Partially

 

SO3

Percentage of employees trained in organisation’s anti-corruption policies and procedures.

Fully

 

SO4

Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption.

Partially

 
Public policy

SO5

Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying.

Partially

 

SO6

Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country.

Fully

 
Anti-competitive behaviour

SO7

Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes.

Partially

 
Compliance

SO8

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations.

Fully

 

Social: Product Responsibility

Customer health and safety

PR1

Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures.

Fully

 

PR2

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes.

Partially

 
Product and service labelling

PR3

Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements.

Partially

 

PR4

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labelling, by type of outcomes.

Partially

 

PR5

Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction.

Fully

 
Marketing communications

PR6

Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.

Fully

 

PR7

Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship by type of outcomes.

Fully

 
Customer privacy

PR8

Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data.

Not disclosed

 
Compliance

PR9

Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services.

Not disclosed