Diageo, which also owns Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff, originally set its sustainable targets in 2008, and updated the goals in 2015. The 2020 targets were chosen in accordance with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Notable achievements include a 50% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the business and more than 99.5% of packaging is now recyclable.
Diageo also reported 435,000 women have benefited from the firm’s community programmes, and the company has also reached 229.2 million people with messages of moderate alcohol consumption from different brands.
However, Diageo did not quite meet its target for the quality of wastewater it discharges, with 90% of operational sites meeting its target. This was, however, within consent levels given by local regulators.
Furthermore, Diageo missed its 50% target of improving water use efficiency, delivering a 46.3% improvement due to delayed water recycling projects in Africa and lower packaged volumes in some markets, both attributed directly to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Diageo also found reducing the weight of its packaging “more challenging than expected”, achieving an 11% reduction against its 15% target.
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