Alcohol responsibility and environmental initiatives featured as part of commitment to sustainability initiatives worldwide
HAMILTON, Bermuda, September 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Bacardi is actively engaged in global responsible drinking initiatives, reaching more than one million underage individuals with underage drinking prevention education programs, and cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity in half—more than a year earlier than its end of December 2017 target. These are just two of the many accomplishments detailed in the company’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report.
CORAL GABLES, Fla., August 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s impact and devastation in parts of Texas, Bacardi U.S.A, Inc. announced today its contribution of up to $100,000 to support its business partners and others affected by the storm.
In an effort to provide immediate assistance to Bacardi USA business partners and their families at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Bacardi USA will immediately donate $50,000 to the Southern Glazer’s Fund, a relief fund for employees in the Texas-area.
Bacardi’s Bombay Sapphire distillery in Hampshire, England is an example of how a big brand is pushing for a more sustainable and clean living agenda. Step one towards sustainability is controlling the population, and every drop of gin inside the iconic sapphire-tinted bottles, is distilled under one roof by three men. A good start.
The Bacardi Bottling Corporation in Jacksonville, Fla., welcomes wildlife of all types on its 92-acre industrial site. Through its eco-conscious efforts to help pollinators thrive, the bottling plant works to fulfill its Good Spirited sustainability initiative of putting back at least as much as they take away. The campus’ animal-friendly conservation efforts include a monarch butterfly habitat, blue martin bird houses, and bat houses, with a plan of adding honeybee hives in the future.
The Bacardi Bottling Corporation in Jacksonville, Fla., shows how business and conservation can work together for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment. Its Good Spirited programs for sustainability have led to a 35-ton reduction of landfill discards and cutting down carbon emissions by 90%. The plant’s ongoing wildlife efforts include a pollinator garden, increasing its size by 22 acres with native plants, and erecting bat houses.
CORAL GABLES, Fla., August 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Bacardi knows that the seeds of today will bear the fruits of tomorrow, so for the third year, the drinks company ran its “Buy-a-Bottle-Plant-a-Tree” campaign to restore forests in Idaho. In partnership with American Forests and with support from the Idaho State Liquor Board, more than 93,000 trees have been planted in in Idaho and other areas across the United States since the annual campaign began in 2014.
Numerous campaigns have sprung up to get people to forgo drinking straws — or at least to use less environmentally damaging alternatives. Some restaurants have stopped automatically putting them in drinks, and others are using compostable straws, but most still offer plastic. International spirits company Bacardi has joined with the Surfrider Foundation for a "no-straw movement" as part of its Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future program.
70+ Volunteers to Remove Invasive Species and Plastics
CORAL GABLES, Fla. and MIAMI BEACH, Fla., July 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Teams of Bacardi employees, ecology experts and volunteers for Surfrider Foundation’s Miami chapter recently worked together to help restore the beach dune and preserve the unique ecosystem along the Miami Beach coastline.