Diageo makes progress to close gender pay gap; announces STEM scholarships for female students

  • Diageo Great Britain and Diageo Scotland combined median pay gap of +5.4% (2017: +8.6%)1
  • Diageo Great Britain median pay gap of -12.6% (2017: -9.8%)
  • Diageo Scotland median pay gap of +18.0% (2017: +16.7%)
Today, Diageo publishes its second Gender Pay Gap Report showing an improvement in the median pay gap to +5.4% (2017: +8.6%) for Diageo employees across all legal entities in Great Britain and Scotland. The mean pay gap also improved this year across these businesses to -3.5% (2017: +0.6%).

We know that achieving our ambition of closing the gap will take time. We have made good progress against the initiatives we outlined in 2017 and have introduced new initiatives to support change in our business. 

We have announced the creation of two new scholarships in partnership with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. The Diageo Scholarships aim to encourage more female students into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers and provide a pipeline of talent for the future in areas specifically related to our business.

1. Diageo’s combined gender pay figure includes all employees across all legal entities in England, Scotland and Wales.
“We aim to be the best employer for women in the UK and are actively working to ensure we have a strong pipeline of female talent, across the broad variety of roles in our business. While there is more work to do, we are proud that our work on inclusion and diversity is making Diageo a stronger company and I am pleased with the progress we have made this year towards closing the gender pay gap across our combined businesses in Great Britain and Scotland.”

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