The Bacardi rum plant was back up and running less than two weeks after Maria. Good news for the place that produces 80 percent of Bacardi's rum and employs 300 people. The company has paid its employees throughout hurricane recovery.
"We got some comments from our primos [workers] saying 'coming to Bacardi to work it's like a bubble, because you forget all that's going on around,'" Class said. "But then people told me 'at four I get depressed because I have to go back to the reality of no power, no hot water, no food.'"
CATAÑO, Puerto Rico, and HAMILTON, Bermuda, November 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Casa BACARDÍ visitor center, one of Puerto Rico’s top tourism attractions, is pleased to announce it has reopened as of November 1. While the Casa BACARDÍ campus suffered minor damage during Hurricane Maria, the largest premium rum distillery in the world is leading the charge in recovery and rebuilding. The landscaping is showing signs of recovery and the views of the El Morro Fort and San Juan Bay are as spectacular as ever.
What have our tour guides been doing while the Casa Bacardi visitor center in Puerto Rico has been closed? They've been receiving visitors to the Emergency Stop & Go shelters as part of #BacardiContigo. Thanks to Christian for sharing what this has meant to him. Cheers to his passion, dedication and commitment!
Bacardi opened its first “Emergency Stop & Go” community relief center in Cataño, Puerto Rico, on October 2. The center provides a safe place for those in the neighboring communities to the BACARDI rum facility to come daily for food, water, medical care, government services and activities.
TIDAL X: Brooklyn is sponsored by Bacardi, and the rum brand is donating $1.3 million to the charities supported by the festival. Together, they are also assisting Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico by paying for the cost of cargo planes delivering donated goods to the island, from clothing to food to toiletries.
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.