Diageo India’s Enhanced Wellness Policy To Extend To Same-Sex and Live-In Partners

The policy covers all employees regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity and will provide equal medical and leave benefits to same-sex and live-in partners.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Diageo’s purpose of “Celebrating Life, Every Day, Everywhere"

The enhanced wellness policy will apply to all employees regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression including LGBT+. With this enhanced policy, we are revising and expanding the definition of ‘family’ to include ‘same-sex’ and ‘live in’ partners.  

Medical coverage and leave benefits will be extended to both same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners. Moreover, this policy will provide medical coverage for gender confirmation procedures.  Similarly, surrogacy and fertility treatment medical benefits will be made available for all employees.

Our enhanced policy will include:

  1. Medical coverage and leave benefits extended to same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partners.
  2. Medical coverage for gender confirmation procedures.
  3. Surrogacy and Fertility treatment medical benefits for all employees

“At Diageo, championing inclusion and diversity is central to our purpose of celebrating life, every day, everywhere. Our strength lies in our diversity, with each person bringing their distinct experience, talent and culture, that is integral to our business success. Through the enhanced policy we are committed to providing a workplace that is equal and provides dignity and respect to all, and is reflective of our values and who we are.”
Anand Kripalu, Managing Director and CEO, Diageo India


We continue to champion inclusion in different ways, through progressive policies, processes and celebrating a culture where everyone can bring their true selves to work. 

We are committed to providing a workplace that is equal and provides dignity and respect to all, which is reflective of our values and who we are. 

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