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Bacardi Limited Announces 5th Annual Good Spirited Awards for Employee-Led Global Environmental Sustainability Programs

John Jannarone

Winners reduced emissions, water use, and implemented long-term
programs to reach net-zero impact

HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In continuation of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Bacardi Limited
is proud to announce the recipients of its 5th annual Bacardi
Limited Good Spirited Awards. Launched in 2014, the awards recognize the
employees, teams and facilities across the company’s global network that
developed the best environmental programs across five different
categories: Production Facility, Brand Innovation, Sustainable Office,
Green Champions or Partnerships. This year’s winners instituted programs
to shift to renewable energy, reduce water use and waste, increase
recycling efforts and amplify the Bacardi Limited No Straws campaign to
decrease the amount of single-use plastic straws by one billion over the
next two years. The awards acknowledge activities that took place
between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

“Bacardi Limited’s Good Spirited Awards truly underscore the company’s
foundation and support of global environmental sustainability efforts at
our facilities and in our communities,” says Rick Wilson, Senior Vice
President of Corporate Responsibility for Bacardi Limited. “It brings
great pride to not only be a part of a company that is actively working
towards its goal of net-zero impact, but also to see the immense effort
our global colleagues have put into improving the environment for future
generations to come.”

The Bacardi Limited Good Spirited initiatives provide the company with
immediate and actionable plans to facilitate long-term environmental
improvements across operations, global packaging and responsible
sourcing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water use. Thirteen
years ago, Bacardi Limited began tracking its global impact on the
environment to reach its net-zero impact goal, which means that it aims
to put back into the environment at least as much as it takes away.

The Bacardi Limited Good Spirited Award winners are:

Arandas/Tultitlán, Mexico, Green Energy – Production Facility –
Winner:
Bacardi in Mexico guaranteed that electrical
consumption in Arandas and Tultitlán facilities come from 100% renewable
resources, specifically from wind farms. With the supply of
electricity from renewable sources, the two facilities eliminated their
indirect CO2 emissions, avoiding the emission of 2,795 tons of CO2,
equivalent to the emissions generated by 417 compact cars for one year.
Bacardi in Mexico has been known as an example
of environmental leadership
. In 2015, the Arandas facility installed
a biomass boiler achieving a reduction of more than 80% of CO2
emissions. Now in 2019, Bacardi in Mexico is proud to report that 100%
of indirect CO2 emissions were eliminated by using renewable electricity.

Hacienda PATRÓN, Mexico, Water Reuse – Production Facility –
Honorable Mention:
Hacienda PATRÓN dedicated their efforts to the
reuse of water. Initiating smarter practices across four platforms,
tequila production, liquors production, garden maintenance, and
treatment wastewater, the team was able to reuse 10,108 cubic meters of
water in the last year.

Tultitlán, Mexico, EcoLabeling – Brand Innovation or Activity –
Winner:
The Tultitlán team assured 100% of cardboard materials
generated at the facility were recycled as part of their commitment to
the sustainability of their operations and the minimization of their
environmental footprint. The facility recycled 463,640Kg of cardboard,
earning the Mariposa Monarca eco-label – which identifies a product or
organization compliant with environmental standards.

MARTINI Royale Ready-to-Serve Weight Reduction – Brand Innovation or
Activity – Honorable Mention:
By working on slight changes on
diameter and neck profile not visible to the final customer, the MARTINI
team at the home of the brand in Pessione, Italy, team significantly
decreased the weight of a new bottle design for the MARTINI Royale
Ready-to-Serve (RTS). The weight reduction signifies less energy
required to produce and transport the containers from the manufacturer
then to the consumer.

Meyrin, Switzerland – Sustainable Office – Winner: Driven by the
Green Team in Geneva, office enhancements set the standard to make a
positive impact on the environment. Among actions including LED tube
installation, temperature set point reduction, and no more usage of
plastic cups office-wide, the car sharing program for commuters to both
the Geneva office and to the Pessione site in Italy, reigned the most
visible and impactful.

Escazú, Costa Rica – Sustainable Office – Honorable Mention: Through
a well-executed recycling campaign, more than 100 employees in the Costa
Rica office participated in waste reduction programs. An employee team
of social responsibility advocates joined forces with the local
government, to give training workshops on the environmental impact of
waste. Training included teaching employees the types of classification
that recyclable materials have, as well as raising awareness of the
environmental consequences of one-time packaging. The campaign collected
hundreds of aluminum cans, tetra packs, plastic bottles and glass
bottles.

Andrea Ferrera, Pessione, Italy – Green Champions – Winner: This
past year, the Pessione Operations Center in Italy over delivered its
environmental targets under direct responsibility of Andrea Ferrera,
environment and facility manager. Andrea is instrumental not only in
closely monitoring performance along the year but also in managing
breakthrough projects installing new features and systems improving the
overall operation of the facility.

Tultitlán, Mexico – Green Champions – Honorable Mention: As part
of an environmental protection commitment, the project team designed a
way to reduce and reuse waste during reception of raw materials and
finished goods shipping. Streamlining the strategy to optimize cardboard
use in new packaging operations, they were able to reduce waste of more
than 5,000 pieces of material by reusing the same quantity to ship the
product.

China No Straws & Lonely Whale – Partnership – Winner: The
Future Doesn’t Suck, a global collaboration between Bacardi Limited and
the award-winning non-profit organization Lonely Whale, was first introduced
to the China market
last September to support the global goal of
reducing single-use plastic straws by one billion by 2020. Within a
month, this China No Straws campaign had nearly 6.35 million impressions
and successfully onboarded large hotel chains and restaurants to the
movement. This No Straws campaign also won the first Sustainability Year
presented at The
DRiNK Magazine Bar Awards 2018
.

MARTINI Operations Center & MAIDER – Partnership – Honorable Mention
(tie): The
MARTINI Operations Center collaborated with MAIDER IBC,
the leading individual bulk container reconditioner, to manager and
recycle used individual bulk containers. The agreement ushers in
favorable results in waste reduction, recycling, cost reduction, and
sustainability.

Cataño & Wildlife Habitat Council – Partnership – Honorable Mention
(tie):
In September 2018, Bacardi Corporation achieved the Wildlife
Habitat Council Conservation Certification – making it the first
organization in Puerto Rico to achieve this status
. A Bats
Conservation Awareness project consisted of educating employees and
visitors about bats and their contribution to the environment. The
initiative also marked the beginning of the Bacardi facility’s ongoing
restoration of the natural forest area near the front of the campus,
which is now home to four of the eight bat houses on property. The
reforestation efforts will enhance the area’s value to birds, bats and
other wildlife on site.

The efforts of Bacardi people are closely aligned to the company’s
environmental goal which is to return to the environment at least as
much as we take away. The company has set targets for 2025 (measured
against a 2015 baseline) to reduce water consumed by 25%; to replenish
50% of water incorporated into the final product; and to reduce absolute
GHG emissions by 50% and to reduce absolute value chain GHG emissions by
20% (both targets approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative). In
addition, Bacardi has committed to zero-waste-to-landfill at all
manufacturing sites by 2022, a focus on eliminating single-use plastic
straws and developing single-use plastic reduction across operations and
supply chain.

To learn more about Bacardi Limited and its “Good Spirited: Building a
Sustainable Future” environmental initiative across the entire Bacardi
Limited family of premium spirits and wine brands, visit http://www.bacardilimited.com/good-spirited.

About Bacardi Limited

Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the
world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and
wines. The Bacardi Limited brand portfolio comprises more than 200
brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, PATRÓN®
tequila, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI®
vermouth and sparkling wines, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, and
other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON’S® Scotch
whisky, ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur, and ERISTOFF® vodka.

Founded more than 157 years ago, in Santiago de Cuba on February 4,
1862, family-owned Bacardi Limited currently employs more than 7,000,
operates more than 20 production facilities, including bottling,
distilling and manufacturing sites in 11 countries, and sells its brands
in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group
of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. Visit www.bacardilimited.com
or follow us on Twitter @BacardiLimited
or Instagram @BacardiLimited1862.

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Contacts

Jessica Merz
Bacardi Limited
Director, Global Corporate
Communications
jmerz@bacardi.com
(441)
294-1110