Ahead of the Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit 2014, Bacardi Limited’s global technical director, Stuart Lowthian, and global sustainability director, Dave Howson share their views on the future of sustainability and management.
Spirits manufacturer, Bacardi has achieved zero waste to landfill on works to demolish six buildings at its rum distillery in Cataño, Puerto Rico, where it recycled 2300 tonnes of rubble as well as all of the steel from the buildings.
The company explained that it has constructed three new aging warehouses at the site, which it said is the world’s largest premium rum distillery, using tonnes of recycled concrete.
Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, has pledged to obtain 40 percent of the sugarcane-derived products used to make its rums from certified, sustainable sources by 2017 and 100 percent by 2022 — an industry first — as part of a new global sustainability campaign.
Protecting the natural resources we use to create our brands, at every step along the value chain, is central to our corporate responsibility. We’ve always set the bar high.
Now, we’re taking our solid, sustainable foundation to the next level with Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future. We are leading by example, building consumer confidence and trust. Our customers can enjoy our top-quality spirits brands knowing Bacardi cares a great deal about the environment, our suppliers and our employees.