Diageo has topped the food and beverage sector in the FTSE4GOOD index 2012.
The index, which is designed to objectively measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, saw Diageo’s score of 4.8 out of 5 beat a prestigious group of companies from the food and beverage sector including Unilever, Coca-Cola, Heineken and Nestle.
Diageo was also jointly named as the leading UK company in the overall rankings and placed joint second globally behind Vivendi.
Carolyn Panzer, director of corporate social responsibility at Diageo, said: “This recognition by the investment community reflects the clear progress Diageo has made with our sustainability and responsibility strategy.
"Initiatives such as our Water for Life Programme in Africa, which works to extend access to clean water for one million new people in Africa every year to 2015, Learning for Life which has trained approximately 60,000 students with employment skills in Latin America, and Champions for change which supports social entrepreneurship in Asia, are a key examples of how we are working to embed sustainability at the heart of the business.”
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