Environment: Building a More Sustainable Future

For Bacardi, environmental sustainability is good business – an approach that dates to the very beginning of the company more than 158 years ago. When Bacardi founder Don Facundo Bacardí Massó started his business in 1862, he accepted the Spanish government’s challenge to reduce surplus amounts of molasses in Cuba, leading to the crafting of BACARDÍ® rum. Repurposing old whisky barrels to age his rum was also part of his original plan, a practice still in use today. Our environmental sustainability commitment has grown over seven generations and our vision is to be the world's most environmentally responsible spirits company. Our focus areas for building a more sustainable future include water, climate change, and waste. As the first global spirits company to pledge against single-use plastic straws in March 2016, we continue our efforts to find more ways to remove non-essential, non-recyclable single-use plastic waste and are currently reviewing opportunities across our supply chain.

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Environment

Bacardi Bermuda Global HQ Gets ‘Greener Makeover’ For Earth Day
This Earth Day (April 22), family-owned Bacardi is unveiling a ‘greener makeover’ at its global headquarters in Bermuda to further cut its carbon footprint and to create a working environment that promotes even greater wellbeing for its employees.

Environment

Bacardi Plants a Tree for Every Employee To Celebrate 161st Anniversary With a Gift to the Planet
The world’s largest privately held spirits company will plant one tree for every employee to support biodiversity, help local communities, and capture a combined 2.5M kg of CO2 during the trees’ lifetime.

Responsible Production & Consumption

All New Bacardi Gift Packs Go 100% Plastic-Free
This significant step will see Bacardi remove almost 275 tons of single-use plastic used annually and has been achieved through innovative new designs that remove plastic or replace it with a sustainably sourced alternative.

Responsible Production & Consumption

MARTINI® Achieves Sustainability Landmark
After decades spent pioneering sustainable practices, MARTINI has reached a sustainability milestone – 100% of the wineries for the entire MARTINI portfolio are now certified sustainable.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Bacardi® Rum Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50%
BACARDÍ rum’s GHG emissions will be reduced by 50% when a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) system goes live next year at the brand’s distillery in Puerto Rico.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Bacardi Cuts Plastic in Its Gift Packs by 50%
Bacardi is removing 147 tons of single-use plastic used annually in its gift packs through innovative new designs, and by replacing plastic inserts with sustainable alternatives made from cardboard certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Responsible Production & Consumption

The Best Sustainable Spirits for Earth Day
Raise a glass to Mother Earth with eco-conscious spirits like Patrón.

Responsible Production & Consumption

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® on a Mission to be World's Most Sustainable Gin
After decades spent carefully building sustainable partnerships with farmers and suppliers, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is proud to announce that all 10 of its botanical ingredients are on track to be certified sustainable in 2021.

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Bacardí, en Puerto [Rico] Duplica Los Jardines Polinizadores Para Murciélagos, Abejas Y Mariposas, Por Lo Cual Obtuvo la Segunda Certificación Del Consejo de Hábitat de Vida Silvestre.
A Bacardi, en Puerto Rico, le encanta compartir su espacio exterior y, gracias a un jardín de polinizadores recientemente ampliado, el hogar del ron más premiado del mundo está dando la bienvenida a un mayor número de mariposas, abejas y murciélagos.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Bacardi in Puerto Rico Doubles Pollinator Gardens for Bats, Bees and Butterflies Earning Second Wildlife Habitat Council Certification
Bacardi in Puerto Rico loves sharing its outdoor space, and, thanks to a newly expanded pollinator garden, the home of the world’s most awarded rum is welcoming increased numbers of butterflies, bees and, of course, bats.
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