United Nations Global Compact Principles

UNGC Principle Bacardi CR Strategy

Human Rights (Principles 1 & 2)
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Our suppliers have to meet our Responsible Sourcing Standards, which were developed in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which commit our suppliers to complying with human rights principles. Through our Responsible Sourcing process, in connection with Sedex, suppliers undergo self-assessments and on-site audits. In addition, our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, is in compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act.

Labor (Principles 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor; the effective abolition of child labor; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Through our People Strategy and Responsible Sourcing Standards, we respect the right to freedom of association among all of our employees, require our suppliers to respect freedom of association, and the right to collective bargaining. In addition, we do not use forced or child labor in any of our operations. Our company Code of Conduct, which applies to all our employees and third parties approved to do business with Bacardi, includes a commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination.

Our Responsible Sourcing Standards, Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking statement, and Sedex self-assessments and audits set out the same requirements for our suppliers.

Environment (Principles 7, 8, & 9)
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Our group-wide environmental strategy and policy supports a precautionary approach.We aim to drive continuous improvement in our facilities' performance through a management systems approach.

Bacardi's commitment to environmental sustainability is reflected in our goals in sourcing, packaging and operations with a focus on energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water, and waste.

Through our Vendor Qualification Process and Responsible Sourcing Standards, our suppliers are required to protect the environment as part of business practice.

Anti-Corruption (Principle 10)
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Our Company Code of Conduct details the behaviors we expect from our people and it addresses issues of conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption.

Our Responsible Sourcing Standards state that bribery and corruption are not tolerated.