Diageo: Water crisis threatens alcoholic drinks supply
The maker of Guinness and Baileys says water supply poses the most significant climate change-related risk to its business
Diageo, the world’s biggest spirits company, is worried that climate change is going to make scarce the one ingredient that’s essential for making all of its alcoholic drinks: water.
Water security poses the most significant climate change-related risk for the maker of Guinness and Baileys according to Michael Alexander, global head of water, environment and agriculture sustainability at Diageo, which had 43 sites globally in water-stressed areas last year.
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