Bacardi recognized as a top environmental performer and leader for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency
Coral Gables, Fla., October 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ ̶̶̶̶ Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., the United States import and distribution arm of one of the world's leading spirits and wine producers, was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
Hamilton, Bermuda, October 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – One of the most historic global Scotch whisky distillers is on an environmental roll. John Dewar & Sons Ltd., part of the Bacardi group of companies, has the distinction of being one of the few entities in the spirits industry to be certified – and re-certified – by the Carbon Trust Standard. The mission of the Carbon Trust Standard is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. It recognizes companies that demonstrate ongoing progress in the areas of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
John Dewar & Sons is upholding its commitment to sustainability with a new Speyside facility that produces enough heat and power for thousands of Scottish homes.
by Amy Hopkins
Rothes CoRDe, part-owned by The Combination of Rothes Distillers, is a facility that generates enough energy to power communities of neighbouring distilleries.
“A number of whisky companies are part of an industry consortium looking at sustainable ways of processing by-products from our distilleries,” said Iain Lochhead, operations director for John Dewar & Sons Ltd., part of the Bacardi group of companies. “We believe we are doing our part in protecting the environment in Scotland.
Industry-wide collaboration generates energy by burning whisky by-products
Hamilton, Bermuda, August 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In a country famous for its award-winning, highly respectable Scotch whisky production, Scotland now boasts an innovative partnership with benefits beyond the traditional toast and good cheer.
The Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery in Scotland has cut its carbon footprint by 90 percent after installing a biomass boiler late last year.
Traditionally, distilleries are heavy users of fossil fuels, but this is the latest example of investment in biomass gaining traction industry-wide.
“Moving away from boilers that use heavy fuel oil – to more efficient wood pellets – helps reduce energy costs and lower emissions into the environment,” a spokesman for the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said in a statement.
Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines with a portfolio comprising more than 200 brands and labels.
The company has taken a leadership role in sustainability with substantial steps toward minimizing environmental impact—recognizing the challenges of global climate change and increasing water scarcity, for example.
Forbes-published Global RepTrak® 100 examines the world’s most reputable companies on innovation, governance, citizenship and more
Hamilton, Bermuda, April 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has been named among the most reputable companies in the world, according to the annual Global RepTrak® 100 list recently released by the Reputation Institute and published in Forbes. The Global RepTrak rankings measure the public’s perception of companies based on seven dimensions: innovation, leadership, governance, citizenship, workplace, performance, and products/services.
Fiji's all important sugar industry is struggling. With the EU opening its markets in 2017, the Pacific nation stands little chance in the world market. Making the sugar sector more sustainable could be the solution.
A morning cup of coffee with sugar – that's the way many people start their day. But few spare a thought for the journey the tiny sugar crystals have made before they end up in their coffee cups. There's a good chance they're from the Pacific nation of Fiji.
“Good Spirited” volunteers create vibrant green space at Bacardi Bottling Corporation
Hamilton, Bermuda, May 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A strategic swath of wildflowers graces the entrance to the Bacardi Bottling Corporation campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Free-flowing flocks of Black-eyed Susans and Blanket Flowers are a far cry from the typical landscaping generally associated with a large-scale industrial site.
While companies such as Bacardi believe in a little-by-little approach, others such as Nike are looking for drastic overhauls
The idea that a little goes a long way has long been a central tenet of sustainability. If we all make the same little change – switch to low-energy light bulbs, say, or avoid keeping our TVs on stand-by – the individual can make a big impact.
It's been an important mantra for corporate responsibility in the workplace too. Employees can help companies to make carbon and cost savings by using technology more efficiently, or sending less waste to landfill.