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.
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 percent by 2022. This pledge from Bacardi is an industry first, according to the company.
Ethical Performance talks to Dave Howson, CSR and sustainability director of Bacardi, the world’s largest privately-owned drinks company
Starting out as a warehouse manager 15 years ago Dave Howson, now global director of sustainability at drinks giant Bacardi, says that sustainability is in the DNA of the company: “The company was founded in response to an overflow of molasses in Cuba, from which a much smo