Philanthropy & Community Investment: Giving Back

Philanthropy & Community Investment has been a core foundation since the beginning of Bacardi. The company and the Bacardí family provided local disaster relief assistance, built a new city library, and supported charitable organizations from its inception in 1862 through today. Bacardi continues to be committed to the communities in which we live and work. We encourage employees to volunteer time with local organizations and we support the many worthwhile charities in our towns working to better our communities. Our efforts to advance community initiatives are across four broad areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment and Health & Social Service.

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Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

How Bacardi and Mercy Corps Help Caribbean Businesses like Kaffeina Recover
Thanks to generous support from partners including Bacardi, Mercy Corps’ Puerto Rico Ready 4 Business program made it possible for Kaffeina to come back to the industry stronger than ever.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Celebrate Giving Tuesday By Giving Back to the Planet with BACARDI and LONELY WHALE
Tapping into our on-premise network, we are collecting used plastic straws from partner bars across New York, Chicago and Miami and upcycling them into limited-edition vinyl records – transforming something that sucks into something that slaps.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

The Real HAVANA CLUB and Bacardi Limited Support Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts Through Special Performance of Their Sold-Out Theatrical Production, “The AMPARO™ Experience”
All proceeds from tickets sold for this performance will support Mercy Corps, a leading global organization that provides emergency relief such as food, water, shelter and other means, and help communities rebuild and grow stronger after devastation.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Bacardi Pledges $1 Million to Hurricane Dorian Relief in The Bahamas
Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian on The Bahamas, Bacardi Limited and the Bacardí family commit to donating $1 Million in cash and other assistance to the disaster relief and recovery efforts.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Team Up to Support Small Businesses in the US Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten Through Free Mentoring and Innovation Challenge
After the 2017 storms, small businesses are still struggling to recover. Mercy Corps and Bacardi are launching the Caribbean Innovation Challenge 2019, a competition to award business innovation and strengthen businesses on the islands.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

How Bacardi Is Pioneering Corporate Responsibility in the Spirits Industry
Bacardi has been an industry leader when it comes to corporate responsibility, and all employees are urged to live the motto “always do the right thing” day in and day out. Because May and June are Bacardi’s official Corporate Responsibility Months, we chatted with Rick Wilson, the global head of Corporate Responsibility, to learn more about the company’s sustainability initiatives, volunteer opportunities, and community outreach plans that are always in the works for the international spirits company.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Dive into Puerto Rico Clean Up Efforts
The two dive activities resulted in the collection of 500 pounds of trash, including anchors, fishing sinkers and hooks. Dive teams also removed fishing line that became tangled during the 2017 hurricane season. Not only is the line unsafe for tourists and locals looking for a refreshing swim, but also for hawksbill turtles which live in the area and are on the endangered species list.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Work Together to Aid Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico
More than a year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean, recovery efforts continue. As home to Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center and the world’s largest premium rum distillery in the world, the recovery of Puerto Rico remains a priority for Bacardi. In 2018, the company provided a USD $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to drive longer term rebuilding and recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism recovery in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Bacardi Celebrates Art, Fashion and 25 Years of Dress for Success Miami
The Bacardi Women in Leadership initiative brought fashion to life during a cocktail event for a great cause. The team hosted an “Evening of Art & Fashion” to serve as the official kick-off celebration for the 25th anniversary of Dress for Success Miami, which provides a network of support, professional attire and development tools, to help women thrive in work and in life.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Mercy Corps: One Year Since Maria, Puerto Rico Is Back In Business But Deep Wounds Remain
One year after deadly Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the global organization Mercy Corps is helping the island’s small businesses, farmers and fishermen get back on their feet. With one in three workers in Puerto Rico employed by a small or medium-sized business and 80 percent of the island’s crop value wiped out by the storm, helping business owners generate income and providing tools to fishers and farmers to restore their livelihoods is crucial to the island’s continuing recovery.

Mercy Corps' efforts in Puerto Rico are made possible by the support of Bacardi, BlackRock, Google.org, The Miami Foundation and Walmart. Join us and support Mercy Corps’ work in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the world.

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