Sunday marks the twentieth anniversary of the creation of the global beverage group Diageo, the largest whiskey distiller in Scotland with brands such as Johnnie Walker, Cardhu and Talisker.
The group, whose products are sold in 180 countries, was created on December 17, 1997 through the merger of Grand Metropolitan and Guinness.
Since then, the price of its shares in the stock exchanges of London and New York has increased by 340 percent, with profits before the exceptional by 220 percent.
Employees of the group's global workforce of 30,400 will mark the occasion with a glbad of Johnnie Walker Black Label. In the United Kingdom, Chief Executive Ivan Menezes and others from Diageo celebrated the opening of the London Stock Exchange on Friday.
"I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the past 20 years, which is a testament to the commitment of our talented employees from the past and the present," said Menezes.
"Diageo is a young company created from the incredible entrepreneurial legacy of John Waker, Pierre Smirnoff, Charles Tanqueray, Arthur Guinness and many more, and this spirit continues today.
" Our brands are part of the celebrations to world level every day, since we mark this milestone, it is not only the growth of our brands and businesses that I will provide, but the way we do business.
we have made great strides in diversity and inclusion, minimizing our environmental impact, contributing to the communities where we operate and our goal of reducing the harmful use of alcohol worldwide. "
Diageo operates 28 malt distilleries, It accounts for almost one-third of the industry's total capacity, and also has the largest grain distillery in Scotland at Cameronbridge.