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Our suppliers

Here we explain the basis of calculation for:

  • Baseline and target setting
  • SEDEX self-assurance
  • Audits of highest risk suppliers

Baseline and target setting

All performance figures against targets are for the period between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012.

SEDEX self-assurance

Self-assessment data is provided to us as part of a report from the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX), , a not-for-profit organisation that enables global suppliers to share assessments and audits on ethical and responsible practices with their customers. Their system includes the number of suppliers who have registered with Diageo, linked their operating sites with ours and then completed the self-assessment or any other performance-related data. We compare these results with the total number of suppliers we have identified as potentially high risk (considering industry type, location, or association with our brand).

Audits of highest risk suppliers

Audits are conducted by independent third-party auditing companies, trained to SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit protocols. Of total audits, approximately 13 were initially requested by Diageo and 92 were initially requested by others. Those requested by others remain valid through the AIM-PROGRESS mutual recognition process or through adherence to our own audit requirements. All were accessed via the SEDEX platform on which the supplier owns the audit data.