Diageo has launched a website designed to promote responsible drinking globally.

Drinkiq.com is a resource for people to share programmes and tools designed to "fight alcohol misuse and help individuals make responsible choices about drinking", the company said today (23 September).

Drinks firms across the globe, from Sydney to New York, are under pressure to show they are actively helping to curb alcohol misuse.

"There are many valuable initiatives that exist to address the issue of alcohol abuse, and drinkiq.com supports these efforts by showcasing them to the community and connecting them with like-minded individuals and groups," said Carolyn Panzer, Diageo's global director for alcohol and responsibility.

Visitors to the site can post their own information, as well as view videos featuring alcohol experts and information on how to responsibly host events and parties.

The website also features The Responsibility Channel - an online community where consumers, parents, teachers, government officials, retailers and others can post and share videos and programmes they have found effective in addressing alcohol-related issues.