The world's largest privately held spirits company, and one of the largest spirits companies in the world. Founded in 1862, and family-owned for seven generations. Manufactures its brands at 20 facilities and sells in more than 170 countries.
For continuing to use its Cuban origins in it's marketing despite being active in anti-Cuba lobby groups in the US.
Source: RATB (2014)
In 2012 this company paid a US$550,000 fine and donated land worth $1 million to settle a case with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Bacardi violated the Clean Water Act their rum manufacturing facility in Catano, Puerto Rico, after failing to meet pollutant limits for cadmium, lead, copper, oil and grease, selenium, zinc and two types of organic compounds.
Source: EPA (2012)
In 2013 Bacardi Bottling Corporation paid a $110,000 fine and agreed to undertake remedial actions after being cited for two willful and nine serious safety violations, one of which led to a young US worker being crushed to death by a palletizer.
Source: news article (2013)
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
Source: We Mean Business (2017)
This company has corporate responsibility claims on its website, including reductions in water and energy use, worker safety, responsible sourcing and community involvement.
Source: company website (2020)
This company is a member of Bonsucro - Better Sugar Cane Initiative, a global non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation fostering the sustainability of the sugarcane sector through its leading metric-based certification scheme and its support for continuous improvement for members.
Source: Bonsucro (2019)
This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
Source: Sedex (2018)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2014)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||US$4.6 billion in 2014|
|Employees||6,000 in 2013|
|Subsidiaries||Bacardi-Martini Australia Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsBacardi-Martini Australia
42 Below Vodka
Bacardi Premix Spirits
Bombay Sapphire Gin
Dewars Scotch Whisky
Grey Goose Vodka
Noilly Prat Vermouth
St Germain Liqueur