Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Diageo doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 56

Diageo has a DitchCarbon Score of 56 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which measures the greenhouse gas emissions relative to its output. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing its environmental impact.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Diageo, a company in the beverages industry, has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Diageo is situated in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 20.51% better in emissions than the industry average.

Diageo, founded in 1997 and headquartered in London, is a global leader in the beverages industry. The company boasts a rich heritage with brands like Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker, and employs over 32,000 people worldwide. Offering a wide range of premium drinks, Diageo is committed to celebrating life every day and everywhere, while maintaining the legacy of its iconic brands for future generations.

Good news, Diageo has set science-based targets for sustainability

Diageo has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. Their targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Diageo should investigate alternative fuels for transportation and operational processes to uncover potential emission reduction avenues.

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Our methodology

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