Alcoholic beverage producers
Australia's 3rd largest alcohol company. It operates two manufacturing sites (Huntingwood and Bundaberg) and also has licensed brewing arrangements with Fosters (Guinness). Brands include Bundaberg Rum, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys and Guinness.
|Diageo Australia Ltd||AUS||website|
| Diageo PLC
owns 100% of Diageo Australia Ltd
|Diageo Australia Ltd|
This company has signed the ABAC Responsible Alcohol Marketing Code, which is designed to regulate alcohol advertising and marketing within Australia.
[Source 2017][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
In their 2017 report 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty', Ceres looks at how food sector companies are responding to water risks. 42 companies were assessed on a 0-100 point basis across four categories of water management: governance and strategy, direct operations, manufacturing supply chain and agricultural supply chain. This company received a score of 68/100.
[Source 2017][More on Habitats]
CDP's 2016 report "Out of the starting blocks" reveals which companies around the world are doing the most to combat climate change. This company is included on the A List.
[Source 2016][More on Climate Change]
The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list is an extensive data-driven corporate sustainability assessment. The ranked companies are leaders in the field of a sustainable business approach. The efficiency of a company's energy, water, CO2 and waste management is measured in relation to its total sales volume. The disclosure of that information is a pre-condition for the assessment. This company ranked #26 in the 2016 Global 100.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company received a score of 66.1/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
As You Sow's 2015 report, Waste and Opportunity, analyses the packaging practices of large fast food chains and beverage companies, highlighting leaders and laggards in these sectors. Corporate performance is evaluated in the areas of materials source reduction, reusable packaging, use of recycled content, use of recyclable packaging, and actions taken to promote materials recycling. This company was ranked as Needs Improvement.
[Source 2015][More on Packaging]
In 2011 Diageo agreed to pay more than US$16 million to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding widespread violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act stemming from more than six years of improper payments to government officials in India, Thailand, and South Korea.
[Source 2011][More on Governance]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received a 'D'.
[Source 2015][More on Sustainability Reporting]
10 September 2009. The Scottish Government today hit out at drinks giant Diageo for turning down a proposal to save hundreds of jobs. The company yesterday rejected a proposal put forward as an alternative to 900 planned redundancies, saying the plan did not address 'the basic economics' of its business.
[Source 2009][More on Workers Rights]
This company has been criticised for irresponsible advertising. In 2016 the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld complaints about a television ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ASA concluded that the ad implied that drinking alcohol could enhance personal qualities and was therefore irresponsible. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2016][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This company has been criticised by ActionAid for having subsidiaries in tax havens. One of the main reasons companies have subsidiaries in tax havens is to dodge their taxes. Developing countries lose more to tax dodging than they receive in aid each year.
[Source 2011][More on Finance]
Criticisms include Lobbying, Diageo's policy on 'Responsible Drinking' and Diageo's links with government [listed under information due to age of report]
[Source 2005][More on Politics]
In February 2009 it was reported in the Guardian that the company had restructured itself so as to avoid paying tax in the U.K., despite much of its profits being generated in the U.K.
[Source 2009][More on Finance]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target; report climate change information in mainstream reports as a fiduciary duty; commit to 100% renewable power; remove commodity-driven deforestation from all supply chains by 2020; develop low carbon action plan, improve water security.
[Source 2017][More on Climate Change]
The Female FTSE Board Report 2015 examines the percentage of women on the UK's FTSE 100 boards of directors. This company was one of 41 in the FTSE 100 with at least 25% female directors. In fact Diageo was in first place with 45.4%.
[Source 2015][More on Workers Rights]
This company is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
The United Nations Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of 10 values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. However it's non-binding nature has been widely criticised, and many signatory corporations continue to violate the Compact's values.
[Source x][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Diageo uses Second Life, the online networking website, as marketing tool and have set up virtual bars in the created world.
[Source 2007][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
The 2017 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assessed 98 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world from the Agricultural Products, Apparel and Extractives sectors on 100 human rights indicators. This company's score was in the 30-39 band range. The overall average score was 28.7%.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
Green America's Responsible Shopper provides details about the corporate responsibility records of well-known companies. Follow the link to see this company's profile. [Last updated 2009]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||$579 million in 2008|
|Company Ranking||406 in top 2000 Australian companies|
|Address||Level 8, 55 Grafton St, Bondi Junction, VIC, 2022, Australia|
|Phone||02 9931 9888|
|Fax||02 9386 1548|
Products / BrandsDiageo Australia
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Captain Morgan Rum
Captain Morgan Premix Spirits
Crown Royal Whiskey (other)
Dalwhinnie Scotch Whisky
Dimple Scotch Whisky
Don Julio Tequila
Gordons Premix Spirits
Haig Premix Spirits
Haig Scotch Whisky
J&B Scotch Whisky
J&B Premix Spirits
Johnny Walker Premix Spirits
Johnny Walker Scotch Whisky
Ketel One Vodka
Lagavulin Scotch Whisky
Pimms Premix Spirits
Real McCoy Bourbon
Real McCoy Premix Spirits
Ruski Premix Spirits
Slate Premix Spirits
Smirnoff Premix Spirits
Talisker Scotch Whisky
UDL Premix Spirits
Vat 69 Scotch Whisky