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Organization Recognizes Company for Outstanding Leadership and Support in the Hispanic Community
DENVER, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, beer and wine company, has been recognized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver (Hispanic Chamber) as the Corporate Advocate of the Year. The Hispanic Chamber jointly awarded Diageo and Beverage Distributors, along with nine other individuals and companies, for their "outstanding leadership and support in the Hispanic community" at the organization's 28th Annual Business Awards Luncheon. Comprised of small-business owners, corporate representatives, community leaders, and association members representing various professions, the Hispanic Chamber is the state's largest minority Chamber.
"At Diageo, we are committed to being an organization, and working with organizations, that value diversity and inclusion; it is core to who we are and simply makes good business sense," said Joe Lehane, Senior Vice President, Diageo. "We are honored to receive this recognition from our partners at the Hispanic Chamber and look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with the Hispanic community in Denver and throughout the world."
Award recipients were chosen by a nomination committee consisting of past winners and board members of the Hispanic Chamber. Companies and individuals were evaluated based on their business success, involvement with organizations, committees and board of directors that promote Hispanic business development, as well as Hispanic business outreach and involvement with the Hispanic Chamber.
Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Guinness, Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards Wines.
Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.
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