October 12, 2015

Diageo Applauded for Corporate Citizenship Excellence

Diageo has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Western Hemisphere Corporate Citizenship Award given by the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA). The award recognized Learning for Life™ and its contributions to those communities in which over 90 programs are changing lives every day.

The ceremony was held in Washington, D.C. last October and was attended by key Diageo stakeholders including the British Embassy, the Organization of American States (OAS) Trust for the Americas, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the International Youth Foundation.

The award is presented to companies, trade associations, or American Chambers of Commerce with exemplary models of social and civic leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean. It honors businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world. According to the U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, this award celebrates those entities that by contributing their expertise and resources are impacting lives and creating a better world.

In accepting this recognition, Janelle Prieto, Global Head of Learning for Life™ said, “It’s my honor to convey the pride and commitment of our leadership, employees, partner organizations, and of course, the beneficiaries of our program. We’re all deeply proud to be associated with an initiative that is contributing in a lasting and significant ways to improving the lives of those that need it the most.”