The Reporting Index shares impact across the three key objectives outlined in Diageo’s Society 2030 plan, including pioneering grain-to-glass sustainability, promoting positive drinking and championing inclusion and diversity.
“I am extremely proud that we have made tremendous strides over the last year towards our Society 2030 goals. Our sustained efforts have continued to yield positive results across water stewardship, waste management, circularity, safety, and corporate governance. The industry recognitions we have been receiving are a testament to our continued progress. The successive edition of this Index is yet another step in transparent reporting on our ESG progress, while we continue to manage ESG risks, seize opportunities and promote sustainable development within our business and in the communities," Hina Nagarajan, Managing Director & CEO, of Diageo India, said in a statement.
A few highlights of Diageo India’s ESG Reporting Index 2023 include:
- Diageo India said that it has created replenishment capacity of 4,79,047 Cu.M of water annually under the community water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program that contributes to local infrastructure as well as improving people’s quality of life.
- The company has also initiated projects to create an additional water replenishment capacity of 2,75,000 Cu.M across the water-stressed sites.
- The company has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 89%* up to last year and eliminated the use of coal in distilleries by leveraging renewable energy to achieve its target of net-zero carbon emissions (Scope 1 & 2) across direct operations by 2030.
- Diageo India said that it has increased in-house solar energy capacity from 1.3 MW to 2.7 MW and achieved 98.5%* renewable energy use status in operations.
- During the year, over 99% of materials used were widely recyclable, 57% of the packaging material purchased was made of recycled content.
- The "Learning for Life" programme is designed to improve employment and livelihood opportunities for persons from under-represented communities. 1,784 students were trained for the hospitality sector through a National Skill Development Council (NSDC) certified programme. Over 50% beneficiaries of this project are women.
- Diageo’s subsidiary, Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited has won the bid to own and run the Women’s Premier League team for Bangalore.
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