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Performance and key metrics

It’s been a year of good progress, both internally against our own key metrics, particularly for our environmental programme, and externally, with leading rankings from FTSE4Good, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the Nasdaq Global Sustainability Index.

Awards and rankings

Being benchmarked against our peers and the wider business community is important for understanding how our approach to sustainability measures up to prevailing standards and attitudes. This year, we were delighted to see that the progress we’ve been making on sustainability and responsibility issues is being recognised externally.

  • FTSE’s Supersector Leader for Food and Beverage
    This year, Diageo was selected as the FTSE Supersector Leader for Food and Beverage with a score of 100.
  • Awarded second in Britain’s Most Admired Companies list
    This year, leading UK business magazine, Management Today, listed Diageo as the second most admired company in its annual ranking.
  • Joined the Nasdaq Global Sustainability Index
    This year, we were added to this Index which picks out 100 sustainability leaders from the US exchange’s 3,500 listed companies.
  • CDP score improved by a third
    Our ‘disclosure score’ in the CDP, which measures our reporting, increased by 33% to 89 in 2011 from 67 in 2010, and our performance band jumped from ‘B’ to ‘A-’ this year. Out of 50 of the largest consumer staples companies in the world, only four scored better than Diageo, and we beat all our direct competitors.
  • Top environmental score by sector in the DJSI
    Diageo was again selected as a member of the World and Europe DJSI, improving by 5% from 76 to 80 – just two points below the best sector score and 29 points above the average. Our environmental performance score improved the most from 80 to 90 – achieving the top score in our sector.
  • BRAVO reporting award
    Diageo Greece received the BRAVO award from the Quality Net Foundation, a network of Responsible Companies and Active Citizens, for the best approach to market issues in their local Corporate Citizenship Report as well as the best approach to the implementation of global reporting standards.
  • Business in the Community
    In Australia and Greece, Diageo participated in the Business in the Community (BITC) corporate responsibility index survey and received top rankings. Diageo Australia was granted the highest ‘Platinum’ status while Diageo Greece was granted ‘Gold’.

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