Coral Gables, Fla., July 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ – For the second year in a row, Bacardi, Million Trees Miami and American Forests joined forces to plant trees in Miami-Dade County at as part of American Forests’ Community ReLeaf program to help beautify and restore urban neighborhoods.
As part of its annual Corporate Responsibility Month initiative to engage employees in community activities, the Bacardi team of volunteers came out with their sleeves rolled up, ready to plant 20 mahogany and oak trees at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah, Florida.
Programs worldwide reduce energy, emissions, water use and increase recycling
Hamilton, Bermuda, July 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – It’s been said that good starts make excellent finishes. This is true both with the production of premium spirits and corporate responsibility, like the employee initiatives nominated for the 2nd Annual Bacardi Limited Good Spirited awards. A total of 11 employees, teams and facilities received recognition for their outstanding environmental achievements within five different award categories.
The shades encourage visitors to the Casa Bacardi Visitor Center in Puerto Rico to see sustainability in a new light
Hamilton, Bermuda, June 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Recycled wood sunglasses give new meaning to the Bacardi vision for the future—they mirror the spirit company’s rich history and meticulous care in making some of the world’s most sought-after brands, sustainably. Bacardi never loses sight of its “Good Spirited” sustainability initiative and strives to recycle the most it can for the environment, including its retired oak rum barrels. At its BACARDÍ® rum facility just outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, some barrels are chipped up for mulch or reused for decorative purposes.
Corporate Responsibility Achievements Highlighted in Interim Online Report
Hamilton, Bermuda, June 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ ˗ Family-owned Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, fully complied with its voluntary marketing codes, improved upon its environmental and operational efficiencies, continued to invest in its global “Good Spirited” sustainability initiative, increased engagement with responsible suppliers, and progressed with responsible marketing programs.
As Bacardi continues to build a more sustainable future, learn how nothing goes to waste in the production process at its tequila distillery in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, with its new 100% biomass-fueled boiler.
To learn more about Bacardi Limited and its “Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future” environmental initiative for sourcing, packaging and operational efficiencies across the entire Bacardi family of premium spirits brands, visit http://www.bacardilimited.com/good-spirited.
It may seem like a small thing, but single use plastic straws have a big environmental footprint. In fact, more than 175 billion straws are filtered into landfills and litter the oceans each year – and plastic straws rank no. 5 on the list of the top 10 items collected in the ocean, according to The Last Plastic Straw.
Plastic disposable straws are a tremendous source of pollution, with the equivalent of 125 school buses being filled daily with trashed straws in the USA. Bacardi wants people to refuse straws outright and has made several of its venues straw-free.
Bacardi recently initiated the 'No-Straw' movement as a means of combating plastic straw waste. Plastic straws are directly linked to the spirits market, meaning Bacardi's drinks are often served with plastics straws that will eventually end up in landfills. This initiative aims to reduce waste by asking consumers to say no to plastic straws at the bar and at home.
Watch (and share) the Bacardi Limited Good Spirited sustainability story. Learn about the Bacardi commitments to building a more sustainable future across operations, packaging and responsible sourcing. And learn how you can commit to make a difference.