TAKIng CARE OF NATURE AS IT CAREs FoR US
Here at BACARDÍ we’re proud of our certified wildlife havens and our cosy pollinator gardens at our brand home Casa BACARDÍ Puerto Rico, it’s part of our dedication to protecting a world that takes such good care of us. Preserving biodiversity is a huge part of this commitment. Keep reading to learn more!
Butterflies play a crucial role in our ecosystem serving as primary pollinators for the sugarcane we use in crafting our rum, so we create happy environments for them.
Bats are essential for our ecosystem and our rum production, which is why we care for them in Puerto Rico with special devices and shelters.
BACARDÍ received the first Wildlife Habitat Council Certification in Puerto Rico for our conservation efforts toward bats and pollinators like bees and butterflies.
We partnered with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to aid the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s bat monitoring program.
We protected and restored Charco Bendito, a precious ecosystem in Mexico providing water to a whole community, by planting trees and providing access to safe drinking water.
WE FEEL A great RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES WITH THE HOPE TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.
We’re really proud to receive the first Wildlife Habitat Council Certification in Puerto Rico, awarded to us for our conservation efforts towards bats and pollinators like bees and butterflies. Small but mighty, these creatures are a crucial part of our ecosystem, serving as primary pollinators for the sugarcane we use to craft our rum. By protecting this delicate ecosystem, we help preserve a future for us all.
For us, bats are more than just a logo. They’re our passion and our partners in protecting the environment. After we discovered them nesting in our first ever distillery in 1862, we believed them to be a symbol of good fortune, which is why we made them as our logo! Because of their role in pollination and pest control, bats are essential to our ecosystem and rum production. That’s why we care for them in Puerto Rico with special devices and shelters.
We partnered with Lonely Whale, an ocean conservation organisation, to launch #TheFutureDoesntSuck campaign. The goal was to remove one billion single-use plastic straws by 2020 and inspire people and businesses to join us in this mission.
Taking care of and giving back to the nature around us.
STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
NEWS IN BRIEF
When threatened by pollution and deforestation we, together with our partners, restored and protected Charco Bendito, a precious ecosystem in Mexico providing water to a whole community. By planting trees and providing access to safe drinking water for hundreds of people, our efforts replenished over 380,000 cubic metres of water and increased infiltration by over 200,000 cubic metres. The story of Charco Bendito is a testament to what we can achieve when we work together.
BACARDÍ joined forces with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and the Florida Bat Working Group to aid the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s bat monitoring program. This enabled bat education and conservation statewide by providing acoustic recordings that play a vital role in identifying bat species and understanding their behaviours.
We’re proud of our amazing volunteers who worked with the Florida Audubon Society to set up eight cosy songbird nest boxes on our campus, targeting the native eastern bluebird. Our efforts were recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) with a Silver Certified award, our fourth certification and second Silver, signifying leadership among more than 600 WHC Conservation Certification programs. We also received their first-ever Ibis Award for demonstrating resilience and advancing conservation despite the pandemic.
We care about the soil that grows the sugarcane we use to make our rum. That’s why we partner with Bonsucro, a global non-profit that ensures the sustainability of the sugarcane sector. They help us source 100% of our molasses for our Caribbean rum from certified suppliers who protect the environment and workers’ rights. We also support Bonsucro’s Water 10 project, which provides clean water and hygiene education to schools in El Salvador.
WORLD CLEAN UP DAY
We teamed up with millions of volunteers in over 180 countries to make World Cleanup Day 2021 a blast. Together, we picked up litter, recycled plastic and took care of our beautiful planet in the Caribbean and beyond. Thank you for joining us and making good spirits in every sense. Cheers to World Cleanup Day!