- Bacardi Limited Publishes 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report

The report details the company's new gains in ongoing efforts to decrease its impact on the environment.
Jan 22, 2014 6:00 AM ET

January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Hamilton, Bermuda, January 22, 2014-Bacardi Limited, in its just-released Annual Report on Corporate Responsibility (CR), announced new gains in ongoing efforts to decrease its impact on the environment. Family-owned Bacardi reduced energy use by more than 25 percent and water use by an impressive 54 percent, compared to results in the Company's first CR Report in 2006. The water Bacardi saved is equivalent to 10.3 million people showering.

These improvements are among the significant achievements highlighted in the Bacardi Limited CR Report 2013. Titled Our Spirit is Clear, the report details the Company's many CR activities during its 2013 fiscal year, which ran from April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013.

Bacardi Limited has long strived to set the standard against which CR efforts in the spirits industry are measured. The report describes the Company's multifaceted approach during fiscal 2013 and reveals its CR targets for fiscal 2014 and beyond.

"Bacardi Limited is committed to the responsible management of all business activities," says Ed Shirley, President and CEO of Bacardi Limited, the world's largest privately held spirits. "We aim to be best-in-class in Corporate Responsibility in the spirits industry and believe that, through responsibly managing our environmental and social impacts, Bacardi will be a more sustainable business in the long-term."

To learn more about these and other accomplishments, including that Bacardi remains the only major spirits company certified as operating in accordance with the world's most recognized management standards for quality, environment, and health and safety for all its facilities, visit the "Corporate Responsibility" section of

About Bacardi Limited
Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines.

Founded nearly 152 years ago in Santiago de Cuba, family-owned Bacardi employs nearly 6,000 people, manufactures its brands at 27 facilities and sells in more than 150 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.