Diageo voted one of the world's best multinational workplaces TN News Thursday, November 07, 2013 17:00 Email Print What kind of company do you want to work for? What are the criteria for defining a company as having the most ideal working environment? A survey by Great Place to Work®, a global research, consulting and training firm headquartered in the US, can answer this question. Diageo was among 25 multinationals honored at the World's Best Multinational Workplaces 2013 by Great Place to Work®. The list included other world-renowned names operating in Vietnam like Microsoft, Marriott, and Cisco, Ideal choices to work for in 180 countries This is the third consecutive year that Diageo Plc, headquartered in the UK, has been the highest rated Europe-based company in the raking. On the 2013 list, Diageo ranks 8th, its highest position ever, gaining three places from last year's 11th place ranking. Diageo is the only fast-moving consumer goods company to make it into the top ten in the list. Diageo, the world's leading drinks business, currently operates in more than 180 markets all over the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. Diageo has 28,000 employees, bringing in annual revenues of US$18 billion, according to data from Great Place to Work®. Commitment to sustainable and long-term operation Stephane Gripon, General Manager of Diageo Vietnam, said that "after seven years of operation in Vietnam, we are proud of our reputation as a trusted corporate citizen, our significant contributions to the economy through taxes and employment, and responsible investment in our communities." With a distribution network of more than 300 selected retail stores across the country and more than 100 employees working at the company's offices, Diageo Vietnam is committed to operating sustainably for the long-term, said Gripon. The award by Great Place to Work® shows that Diageo and its affiliates worldwide, including Diageo Vietnam, are ideal choices for talented employees around the world to work for. Stephane Gripon, General Manager of Diageo Vietnam, said: "This honor is a source of great pride of the group in general and Diageo Vietnam's employees in particular who have engaged in building up a world class working environment in Vietnam." He said that like its parent company, Diageo Vietnam aims to build and improve human resources development policies to create employees that perform to the highest levels, with great leadership skills helping to create an environment of integration. "We aim to be the most trusted and preferred employer in the Vietnam market as well," he stressed. A great place to work for women Leanne Wood, HR Director of Diageo, said: "We are delighted to be recognized as one of the top 25 multinational places to work for the third year running. Our people are the heart of our business and Diageo is committed to creating an inclusive culture based on freedom and trust in which our employees can thrive. This award also reflects the work of thousands of our inspirational employees across the 180 markets in which we operate, who together make Diageo a great place to work." One of its efforts to contribute to helping Diageo become a great place to work, especially in Asia Pacific, including Vietnam, is the implementation of the campaign "Plan W - empowering women through learning", which includes offering female staff promotion opportunities. In particular, Diageo kicked off its PS care program, which focuses on providing soft skills training to help team members improve their interpersonal skills and knowledge. Diageo is committed to gender equality in the workplace and reviews policies to help females overcome difficulties in life and work. It has set a target of having at least 30 percent of leadership roles filled by women.