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Dewar distillery

Dewar Distillery Slashes Carbon Footprint 90%

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery in the Scottish Highlands has cut its carbon footprint by 90 percent after installing a biomass boiler in late 2014. Iain Lochhead, operations director at John Dewar & Sons, part of the Bacardi group of companies, says the Scotch whisky distillery explored several options for reducing its … Read more »

Bacardi-Owned Martini Brand Cuts GHGs 30%

Vermouth and sparkling Italian wines brand Martini, owned by Bacardi, has cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30 percent and water use by 4 percent since 2006. The brand has also decreased its landfill waste 7 percent since 2009, a reduction of 750 metric tons. The company has implemented … Read more »

Bacardi sustainable sugarcane

Bacardi Promotes Sustainability Across Sugarcane Industry

As a founding member of Bonsucro, Bacardi helps set economic, environmental and social standards for sugarcane production as part of its ?Good Spirited? environmental initiative.

Bacardi Employees Embrace Company-Wide Sustainability Initiative

Bacardi’s “Good Spirited” green initiative, launched earlier this year with the goal of eliminating landfill waste at all of its production sites globally by 2022, is off to a good start according to company reports. According to Jennifer Eckberg of Bacardi, employees have been quick to embrace the sustainability concept, and … Read more »


Bacardi Cuts Packaging Weight 90%

Bacardi has reduced its Party Drinks rum bottle packaging weight by 90 percent using recyclable PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic instead of glass. The company has also redesigned its bottle for Bacardi Classic Cocktails so it now weighs 30 percent less. PET also requires less energy to produce than glass, lowers … Read more »

Bacardi Good Spirited

Bacardi Rum Delivers Sustainable Packaging

Bacardi says it delivers its rum with sustainable packaging, from trees that generate cardboard containers, to production lines that bottle and box, to trucks that transport the product. As part of its Good Spirited environmental initiative, every cardboard container Bacardi rum uses for its packaging in North America originates from … Read more »

Bacardi Sets Sustainability Goals

The Bacardi Limited Good Spirited global sustainability program has set goals to reduce water and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, including some significant ones by 2022. By 2017, the company has a goal is to obtain 40 percent of the sugarcane-derived products from certified, sustainable sources – and 100 … Read more »

Bacardi Sustainability Report: GHGs Up, Water Intensity Down

Bacardi Sustainability Report: GHGs Up, Water Intensity Down

Bacardi Limited has released its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report. Highlights include: GHGs and other emissions At the end of FY12, a biogas reactor failed prematurely at Bacardi’s largest distillery in Puerto Rico. The company says this failure was largely responsible for a rise in its GHG intensity. The site had … Read more »

Bacardi Biogas Failure Curtailed Production, Raised GHGs

Bacardi Biogas Failure Curtailed Production, Raised GHGs

A failed biogas reactor at Bacardi’s largest distillery in Puerto Rico significantly increased the company’s fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and also hurt production, the company reveals in its latest corporate responsibility report. Bacardi says the anaerobic reactors – which treat wastewater and convert organic residues into biogas … Read more »

Bacardi Sustainability Report: Water Intensity Down 11% in a Year

Bacardi Sustainability Report: Water Intensity Down 11% in a Year

Bacardi’s greenhouse gas intensity fell by six percent in FY 2012, and its water use efficiency improved by 11 percent, beating goals set for the year, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. The drinks maker says it had a goal of a 1 percent improvement in both metrics. Water … Read more »

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