Among the world's largest 10 spirits companies. Established in 1870, the founding Brown family control the company.
This company is listed as having best practice on a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in corporate America.
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This company received a score of 62.3/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
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In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of D.
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This company received a SAM Rank of 27/100 in the Beverages category of the 2018 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The index is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
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Brown-Forman admit using genetically modified corn in some of their distilling.
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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.
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This company was recognised as a leading organisation in the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index. Participants are scored on three areas: Best practices in recruitment, retention and advancement of people from under-represented groups - women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people; creating an inclusive culture through leadership, accountability, communications and employee engagement; and transparency in willingness to share workforce demographic data.
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The company's Corporate Responsibility Report (2011-2012) details achievements in responsible drinking, environmental sustainability, employee well-being, and community involvement. Some goals up to 2020 are also detailed. There is a Metric Scorecard for both 2011 and 2012 (at end of report).
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In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of C.
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|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$3.2 billion in 2009|
|# Employees||4,100 in 2009 in World|
|Subsidiaries||Brown-Forman Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Louisville, KY, USA|
Products / BrandsBrown-Forman Australia
el Jimador Tequila
Gentleman Jack Bourbon
Gentleman Jack Premix Spirits
Jack Daniels Bourbon
Jack Daniels Premix Spirits
Old Forester Bourbon
Woodford Reserve Bourbon