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 Initiates a ‘No-Straw’ Movement to Reduce Waste
In celebration of World Water Day, Bacardi announces it has launched an in-house initiative to remove straws and stirrers in cocktails at company events.
Starting in its North America regional headquarters office in Coral Gables, Fla., and its Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire, England, Bacardi is promoting the practice companywide as part of its ongoing “Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future” environmental campaign. The world’s largest privately held spirits company joins ranks with the National Parks and many other eco-conscious hotels, restaurants and bars with this new initiative.
As straws and stirrers are among the most collected pieces of trash in our oceans, coupled with the 10 liters of water used to produce one bottle of a premium spirit, the Company knows water is a critical resource for all its brands and local communities.
“Plastic straws don’t biodegrade, and their use is ubiquitous across many industries including the spirits market. We are resolved to be part of the solution, and this includes reducing the amount of waste we produce,” says Ian McLaren, Director of Trade Advocacy for Bacardi, who is encouraging all offices within the Bacardi global infrastructure to do the same.
The mission of the Surfrider "Rise Above Plastics" program is to reduce the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.
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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.