GOOD SPIRITED

Building a Sustainable Future

Bacardi Limited raises the bar on sustainability. Responsible sourcing, streamlined packaging and efficient operations are crucial to the Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future initiative.

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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).

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WATCH THE VIDEO      Bacardi Limited raises the bar on sustainability. Bacardi considers global environmental innovation part of its DNA. Our goal is to return to the environment at least as much as we take away. We’re setting a sustainability standard for others in the spirits industry to follow.

Bacardi Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Half

More than a year early, the company reaches 50% GHG reduction target

With sustainability, small steps add up; however, Bacardi has forged ahead with giant leaps. The largest privately held spirits company cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity, worldwide, in half—more than a year earlier than its end of December 2017 target. This astounding 50% reduction in GHGs is equivalent to taking 15,000 cars off the road each year, reducing oil use by 165,000 barrels annually or installing 18 wind turbines.

“This is great news, and we should all be very proud as we recognize that climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to the continued prosperity of society. We set an ambitious corporate responsibility goal, and we reached it nearly 15 months early. We not only achieved it; we surpassed it with outside-the-box thinking, hard work and the passion of Bacardi employees,” says Mike Dolan, chief executive officer of family-owned Bacardi Limited.

Moving forward, Bacardi will set new targets in alignment with the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted in Paris (COP21) late last year, and supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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WATCH THE VIDEO      Bacardi Limited has achieved its first "Good Spirited" goal more than a year ahead of target! Bacardi reduced its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 50%. This achievement is the equivalent of removing 15,000 cars from the road each year, reducing the amount of oil consumed by 165,000 barrels, or installing 18 wind turbines. As part of its Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future environmental sustainability initiative, Bacardi will continue to focus on its zero-net impact vision to return to the environment at least as much as it takes away across three vital areas of Responsible Sourcing, Global Packaging and Operational Efficiencies.


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Watch our Good Spirited sustainability story. Learn about our commitments to building a more sustainable future across operations, packaging and responsible sourcing. And learn how Bacardi employees commit to make a difference.

Good Spirited Fact Sheet

Check out our results to date, our 2017 goals and learn how Bacardi has had a heritage of sustainability since 1862.

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As Bacardi continues to build a more sustainable future, check out these simple tips for a more sustainable office. Through these tips, Bacardi can reduce office energy use and costs.
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Media contacts Amy Federman for Bacardi Limited +1 441.294.1110 afederman@bacardi.com

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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.

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