Tagged: Diageo

NEWS: India: Diageo Strategy for Market Dominance Exposed

In India, Diageo is employing a strategy for market dominance as exposed by a Wall Street Journal article. India currently has state implemented alcohol policies which either ban or tax alcohol heavily through local governments. This is bad news for Diageo and other Big Alcohol companies betting on India to boost their sales and make up for the decline of alcohol use in the west. Therefore, Diageo pursues an aggressive strategy of political interference combined with strategic partnerships and other tactics…

NEWS: Why Big Alcohol Opposes Road Safety in India

India’s Supreme Court ruled to ban the sale of liquor in proximity to major roads to reduce the number of deaths caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol – a massive problem across India. But major global alcohol companies oppose(d) the road safety measure…

NEWS: Hypocrisy: Diageo Gathers Anti-DUI Pledges

In the latest hypocrisy, the global alcohol giant Diageo – which is part of causing alcohol deaths around the world – is collecting pledges against driving under the influence (DUI).
Diageo has teamed up with Formula 1 to collect more than 20 million consumer pledges to never drive while under the influence of alcohol, as part of its global “Join the Pact” campaign…

NEWS: Diageo in Hot Water over Worker’s Rights

Trade union members at Diageo’s Leven, Cameronbridge and Shieldhall plants have voted for strike action, with Unite Scotland warning that operations could “grind to a halt” as a result. Members of trade union GMB Scotland working for Diageo have also voted for strike action.
In July 2019, members of both trade unions, GMB and Unite Scotland, rejected Diageo’s improved pay offer of 2.8% for its 1,500 Diageo employees, arguing that this would see its members worse off than in real terms. Workers had called the offer of a pay raise insulting – especially considering Diageo’s profits…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Liquor Giants Create Global Lobby Group

Liquor giants join forces to create the new lobby group “World Spirits Alliance”. Some of the world’s largest liquor makers and trade associations unite to form the World Spirits Alliance (WSA), a global lobbying front group that aims to protect the profit interests of distillery businesses…

NEWS: Norway: Pension Fund Divests from Alcohol Industry

KLP, Norway’s largest pension fund, will no longer invest in alcohol manufacturers and gambling companies. As a first step they recently sold stocks and bonds in such firms worth about $320 million. KLP has added 90 companies of alcohol and gambling industries to their exclusion list alongside industries it previously divested from…

OPEN LETTER: Don’t Poison Our Rights

Open Letter to call for an end of the partnership between Diageo, the world’s second largest liquor producer and the International Women’s Day, and to put an end to Big Alcohol attempting to poison Women’s Rights…

NEWS: IOGT: Top 4 Blog Posts 2018

In 2018 the IOGT International Global Voices Blog Portal generated outstanding texts. The top four blog posts show the range of topics covered, and they show which issues resonated with a global audience. Here’s the top 4 list for your overview…