KENT, U.K., Sep. 14 /CSRwire/ - Diageo, the world's largest premium drinks business, has outlined its sustainability agenda by reporting results and achievements for the past year and setting out targets against its five strategic priorities - alcohol in society, communities, environment, people and compliance and ethics.
Key highlights from the company's 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report at http://ethicalperformance.com/reports/links/diageo102 include:
- Diageo's responsible drinking website DRINKiQ.com, originally launched in 2008, has developed into a global site with 18 country sites in eight local languages, for more information visit http://www.DRINKiQ.com.
- Water of Life, a pan African initiative to extend access to clean water to one million new people in the continent every year, has provided around four million people with clean drinking water and sanitation across Africa since 2007.
- Diageo's Learning for Life programme in Latin America and the Caribbean has brought vocational training to around 21,000 students with a goal of reaching 50,000 by 2011. The initiative will be extended to Europe next year.
- In 2010, 42 per cent of electricity used came from low-carbon sources. The company's target for next year is to increase that to 50 per cent.
- The report also shows that 20 production sites - up from 12 in 2009 - sent zero waste to landfill in 2010, thereby contributing to overall reduction of waste to landfill by over 70 per cent since 2007.
- Sustainable packaging and sustainable agricultural sourcing guidelines were developed this year.
- The company's Code of Business Conduct was supported by a comprehensive mandatory training programme that will cover all 24,000 employees by the end of 2010.
The document additionally gives details of Diageo's 'blueprint for water' programme, which addresses the global water challenge.