Diageo Vietnam Selected among “Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021“

2:22:19 PM | 10/11/2021

For the first time, Diageo Vietnam (DVL) - a subsidiary of Diageo, the owner of internationally prestigious brands such as Johnnie Walker, Mortlach, and Singleton, is proudly recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia in 2021 by HR Asia, the leading publication for HR professionals across the continent.

Basing on HR Asia’s proprietary Total Engagement Assessment Model (TEAM) – one of the largest employee engagement surveys in Asia with 30.000 employees participating, DVL has been scored high across all assessment criteria and selected in the list of 115 winners amongst 581 employers participating from Vietnam in 2021.

As the acclaimed award for companies across Asia, over the years, the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for Awards has accumulated a prestigious applicant portfolio featuring Fortune 500 companies across sectors, including both multinational corporations as well as private and state-owned companies. This year, the nominees from 22 industries across more than 13 nations have undergone a holistic and informative assessment process that covers extensive aspects of the working environment, including culture and ethics, leadership, level of employee engagement across heart – mind – soul as well as a sense of motivation and teamwork. Given the current context of Covid-19, the awards help employees across Asia to recognize the best employers who genuinely care for their people’s well-being, as well as motivate companies to keep up their good work in such a challenging time.  

As a British business operating in Vietnam, DVL takes pride in its diverse and vibrant workforce and aims to build an energetic and rewarding environment where diverse opinions and ideas have room to be shared and brought to life.

Mr. Nguyen Anh Thi, General Manager of Diageo Vietnam said: “At DVL, we embrace the differences and the opportunities for our people to raise their voices and achieve both personal and professional goals. The fact that DVL was scored higher than the industry average in Culture & Ethics, Think, Feel and Do, shows our level of involvement in creating a sustainable and supportive workplace, where all members trust and respect each other, know their roles, and find meanings in what they do. We commit to investing in our people, helping them become the best versions of themselves. Together, we will continuously learn, grow and take Diageo and our brands to the next level.”

It is Diageo’s strong corporate culture that drives a unique employee engagement strategy for its global workforce. Diageo supports all employees in every stage of their lives and careers with six key pillars: Total Rewards and Benefits packages, Wellbeing care initiatives, Flex Philosophy, Training and Development, Recognition Programs, and Life Fulfillment that are market competitive to value employees' contributions to the business, emphasize pay-for-performance philosophy, attract and retain talents. 

These are reflected in Wellbeing programs with a full range of services to meet unique needs and improve the quality of life for employees and their families: Medical Insurance or Covid Treatment Care for employees and their families, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program... Diageo understands that everyone has different circumstances and needs and looks for other conditions to be at their best. Therefore, Diageo's Flex philosophy (flexible working time & place) gives agility and enables productivity for people to achieve business outcomes. At Diageo, the most valuable resource is people. Our 24/7 online My Learning Hub training and development programs focus on essential leadership, technical, and business skills necessary to support customers and align those skills with employees' career development objectives. Diageo permanently recognizes employees willing to go above and beyond typical job requirements with Regional Recognition Program: Quarterly Spirit of Diageo Award (SODA), Annual Functions Heroes.

Finally, Diageo helps employees reach personal life goals, manage life events, and develop fulfilling relationships by Paid Parental Leave Policy. A policy set up to support associates who become a parent through a birth, adoption, or foster care placement, with up to twenty-six weeks of protected paid time away from work. Now, being honored as the best company to work for in Asia, DVL is undoubtedly on its way to building a desirable workplace where members have the freedom to grow and succeed and are empowered to help people in celebrating life every day, everywhere.

B.H (Vietnam Business Forum)