CAMRA’s National Executive has issued a strongly worded statement making it clear the organisation condemns discriminatory marketing in the brewing industry and will not be stocking such brands at festivals, or promoting them in the Campaign’s competitions or publications.
The statement also makes the behaviour CAMRA members will be expected to demonstrate clear and calls on all members to be consistent with the Campaign’s values.
The statement comes following several months of discussions by CAMRA’s leadership about the discrimination issues faced by the entire brewing and pub industry.
The statement said: “After a number of recent incidents we believe that it is time for us, CAMRA’s senior elected leadership group, to make a clear and unequivocal statement about the behaviour that we expect of our members, those with whom we work in our campaigning and the customers who attend our beer festivals.
“We reaffirm our condemnation of any behaviour that discriminates against individuals because of their gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion or belief, marital status and social class.
“We abhor sexism and will take action against any CAMRA member who, by their words or acts, is disrespectful of any individual because of their gender. We expect the behaviour of those who work with us, whether in campaigning or at our events, to be consistent with our values. We condemn those who use sexist images or slogans to market their products and will not condone them being stocked at our beer festivals or promoted in our competitions and publications.”
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