Diageo

Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Tanqueray, Bailey's, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Don Julio, Ciroc, Ketel One, J&B, Casamigos, Buchanan's
New York, New York, United Kingdom
Food Beverage and Tobacco

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High Risk

Summary:

Diageo scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Diageo increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Diageo forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Diageo is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media. The company pledged $20 million to BLM and related causes and is a Platinum sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign. Diageo supports the Equality Act and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For these reasons, Diageo receives a High Risk rating.

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