Bacardi Limited charts bold course in building a sustainable future
Family-owned spirits company unveils ambitious environmental initiative called “Good Spirited” with specific goals in sourcing, packaging and operations by 2022. Building on current programs and efficiencies that reduce water and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, the new Bacardi Limited global platform, Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future, reinforces the Company’s leadership in corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Bacardi Awards Employees for Remarkable Sustainability Efforts
Programs worldwide reduce energy, emissions, water use and increase recycling
It's been said that good starts make excellent finishes. This is true both with the production of premium spirits and corporate responsibility, like the employee initiatives nominated for the 2nd Annual Bacardi Limited Good Spirited awards. A total of 11 employees, teams and facilities received recognition for their outstanding environmental achievements within five different award categories. From new bottle recycling plants in India, using reclaimed MARTINI® cork plugs for building materials, and a no straws campaign, among other programs, the winners and honorable mention recipients produced many gains through a variety of methods. In the process, several facilities garnered the highest government approvals and certifications for clean burning biomass use and supply chain efficiencies.
"Abraham Lincoln once stated, 'You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today,' and this is exactly what the Bacardi Good Spirited environmental initiative is all about," says Jim Gallagher, chief communications officer for Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world. "It's inspiring to see the ongoing commitment our colleagues have toward building a more sustainable future as they make willing steps to make a positive impact."
The noteworthy, eco-conscious endeavors recognized with the Good Spirited awards will provide Bacardi with long-term improvements and reductions for a more sustainable future across operations, packaging and responsible sourcing and will drive the Company's global infrastructure closer to its goal to reach a net-zero impact-to put back into the environment at least as much as it takes away. Naturally, in support of the Good Spirited mission, the award trophies are made from recycled oak and acknowledge activities between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 (FY16).
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Bacardi continues to focus on water reduction with a goal to cut its global use by 55% by 2022. The Company recycles water used to clean BACARDÍ rum barrels.
Bacardi crafts sustainability into its brand packaging and point-of-sale materials. In North America, 100% of BACARDÍ rum cardboard boxes are sustainably certified.
In Fiji, Bacardi supports model, sustainable sugarcane farms. Globally sets goal to buy 100% of the sugarcane-derived products it uses from sustainable sources – an industry first.
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We appreciate your interest in the Bacardi Limited Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future initiative. To learn more about what Bacardi and its iconic brands are doing to achieve the goal of returning to the environment at least as much as we take away through through responsible sourcing programs, packaging advancements and operational efficiencies, please download the files below.