Smirnoff


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2nd Amendment

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Environment

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Marriage

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Life

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Education

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Religious Liberty

Smirnoff Vodka is owned by Diageo PLC, the largest distiller and spirits maker in the world. Diageo is also a major beer and wine producer. Based in London, England, Diageo was created in 1997 through the merger of Grand Metropolitan Public Limited Company and Guinness PLC. In 2001, Diageo acquired the Seagrams spirits and wines company. To view their brands, click here.

2nd Amendment 
Diageo has remained neutral on 2nd Amendment issues.

Environment
Smirnoff’s parent company, Diageo, is a signer of the Ceres Climate Declaration; Ceres is a business coalition that supports cap-and-trade, Accessed 03/14/17.

Marriage
2015 Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court in favor of same-sex marriage, Accessed 3/22/16.
HRC CEI Score, Accessed 3/22/16.
HRC 2016 Corporate Sponsors, Accessed 3/22/16.
HRC Atlanta 2016 Fundraising Sponsors, Accessed 3/22/16.
2016 GLAAD Media Awards Sponsors, Accessed 3/22/16.
Amicus Brief to Overturn DOMA in 2013, Accessed 3/22/16.
Diageo sponsored HRC’s Atlanta 2016 annual Gala. The HRC is the nation’s biggest advocate for same-sex marriage, Accessed 9/13/16.

Life
Diageo North America 2014 IRS Form 990, Accessed 3/22/16.

Education
Diageo has remained neutral on the issue of education.

Religious Liberty
Diageo sponsored the 2016 Equality CA annual meeting, Accessed 6/23/16.
Equality CA is a coalition of businesses in favor of stripping religious liberty, Accessed 6/23/16.
Diageo is a member of a business coalition supporting passage of the Equality Act, Accessed 8/12/16.
The Equality Act advocates for sweeping sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) protections at the federal level and undermines 1st Amendment protections for religious liberty, Accessed 8/12/16.
Diageo sponsored HRC’s Atlanta 2016 annual Gala. The HRC is the largest anti-religious freedom advocacy group, Accessed 9/13/16.