The Rainbow Network on parade
A diverse place to work is a great place to work. Our network of employee resource groups plays a vital role in creating an inclusive culture at Diageo. One of the best-established groups, the Rainbow Network, took celebration to the streets for Pride Parade in June.
Proud of what we do
The Rainbow Network is Diageo North America’s employee resource group for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and their supporters, founded in 2006 to ensure that we not only respect and value the contribution of LGBT employees, but that we also understand and value the wider LGBT community.
On June 24, Diageo brought together about 150 people to march with the Rainbow Network in New York’s Pride Parade. This was a fittingly celebratory end to a reporting year in which Diageo’s longstanding commitment to equality was marked by our fifth successive 100% score from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index – having been the first total beverage alcohol company to achieve this.
As an advocacy and support group for all employees who are LGBT or who have LGBT family members, the Rainbow Network has played an important role in ensuring that Diageo is a workplace which is fair to and supportive of all employees. It is also active outside Diageo, strengthening our reputation as a supportive company and employer, and providing valuable insights for marketing and community relations activities within the LGBT community. Like all our employee resource groups, the Rainbow Network contributes to a working culture in which Diageo people value each other – helping make our business a success.