How we measure our environmental performance
Bacardi measures performance in two ways: absolute totals and efficiency metrics. Absolute measures are straightforward – for example, total quantity of water used. Efficiency metrics normalize these absolute totals against an appropriate business output – for example, water used per unit of product manufactured. Our targets are based on improvements in our performance against our efficiency index from the baseline year (FY15). Calculations are in accordance with protocols established by the World Resources Institute, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) guidance documents. IIn addition, the emission calculation for fuel and electricity Is calculated, based on the latest emission factors (e.g. International Energy Agency). Data for previous financial years is sometimes updated when corrections are identified. We have made some adjustments due to site acquisitions, divestures, and data correction.
Absolute numbers in water use and GHG emissions increased from FY18. This is due to a few manufacturing sites producing more liquid, which resulted in our facilities operating for longer periods of time and using more water for cooling (though the water was returned to the original source with no impact). While absolute numbers increased, we were able to utilize our assets more efficiently, resulting in the improvement in efficiency indexes.
In FY 19:
• Only 0.4% of total waste was sent to landfill (from manufacturing sites)
• 11 manufacturing sites have achieved Zero Waste to Landfill
For GHG, a 17% reduction on Absolute Emissions have been achieved vs. FY15.