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Diageo North America Achieves Carbon Neutral Status in 2010 for Fleet of Corporate Vehicles

NORWALK, Conn. Jan. 31, 2011

Diageo reduced its corporate fleet greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, accomplishing this by taking actions to improve the efficiency of its vehicles as well as through external carbon offsetting in accordance with the requirements of the international CarbonNeutral Protocol. During the past year, the company’s fleet of 346 vehicles drove more than 7 million miles and increased its average MPG by 1.5 miles to 22 MPG.  Over the past five years, Diageo has improved its average MPG from 17.5 MPG to 22 MPG, representing a 26% improvement.  

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Additional improvements in 2011 will include replacing remaining six-cylinder vehicles wherever possible with four-cylinder cars with greater fuel efficiency, as well as optimizing the effects of fleet hybrid vehicles and reducing the count of older, non-Hybrid vehicles within the fleet in areas where this improves efficiency.  As Diageo continues these activities, Emkay predicts that the company’s average MPG will improve from 22 MPG in 2010 to 25 MPG in 2011.  

On a global scale, Diageo continues its sustainability efforts. The company has set ambitious environmental targets for 2015, aiming to cut carbon emissions at wholly-owned sites by 50%, increase water efficiency by 30%, reduce the pollution associated with wastewater by 60% and reduce waste sent to landfill by 100%. Diageo’s distilleries, breweries and vineyards are worldwide and the technological innovations are developed locally to meet the needs of each individual site, driven by the goal to become a truly sustainable business.


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