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Bacardi to Halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Puerto Rico Facility

The 50% reduction is a part of the company’s corporate responsibility program that includes a variety of goals, which Bacardi is committed to achieving globally by 2025.

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Bacardi has announced its premium rum brand will cut its Puerto Rico distillery’s greenhouse gas emissions when a combined heat and power system goes live at the site next year, replacing heavy fuel oil with propane gas. The 50% reduction represents a 14% cut in Bacardi’s total global emissions, a significant step toward the 50% cut the company is committed to achieving globally by 2025.

The Bacardi rum distillery has already instituted several environmental practices including:

  • Generating biogas through the waste water treatment system to help power the distillation and create electricity‚ÄĒmore than 60% of the distillery‚Äôs energy is generated this way
  • Recapturing 95% of the condensate generated during distillation to reduce the energy required
  • Planting and nurturing six pollinator gardens to support local wildlife in Puerto Rico

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As part of its corporate responsibility program, Good Spirited, and in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Bacardi also has set a number of global goals, which it is committed to achieving by 2025, including:

  • 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions at Bacardi production sites
  • 25% cut in water consumption at Bacardi production sites
  • 100% key raw materials and packaging sourced sustainably
  • 100% of product packaging to be recyclable
  • 40% recycled content of product packaging materials
  • Zero waste to landfill at all Bacardi production sites

‚ÄúAs a brand and as a company, we are committed to doing the right thing for the planet,‚ÄĚ says Ned Duggan, senior vice president, Bacardi rum. ‚ÄúOur rums are made in Puerto Rico, a beautiful island in the Caribbean where we are continuously investing in new innovations that will ensure we do just that. This year, we are celebrating our 160th anniversary, and while we reflect on our incredible history, we are also looking forward to a more sustainable future.‚ÄĚ

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