OUR WATER INITIATIVES
We’ve made an exciting start on our journey to becoming water positive. We’re recycling water, giving back to local communities, reducing our own consumption, and doing everything we can to protect this precious resource. Keep reading to check out what we’ve achieved so far!
We aim to reduce water consumption by 25% to make our processes as sustainable as possible.
Of the water we use in our products, we aim to give 50% of it back through replenishment.
We’re committed to becoming net positive in water usage by 2030, using sustainable practices and helping to keep our lakes full to benefit Puerto Rico.
El Salvador’s Water 10 project provides clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education to surrounding communities, helping over 600 people.
Our water treatment plant has the capacity to treat 70,000 gallons of domestic water per day, to be reused again in our distillery and fermentation process.
We reached out to partner bars to use alternative materials such as glass, metal, paper and even pasta as straws.
As part of BIER, our Charco Bendito project has replenished 380,000+ cubic metres of water and given 250+ people access to clean water in Tlajomulco, Mexico.
WE AIM TO BE WATER POSITIVE BY 2030.
SUStainable water reuse
REDUCING WATER CONSUMPTION
We’re aiming to reduce our water consumption by 25% and to give back 50% of all the water used in our products. Looking even further than that, we’ve set a goal to be water positive by 2030, embracing responsible usage and nurturing a sustainable future for our business and the environment. Keep your eyes peeled to see us reach our goal!
WhaT WE DO
Did you know that our treatment plant has the capacity to treat around 70,000 gallons of water per day? We’re really proud to treat domestic waters using a system that reaches a quality limit, allowing us to reuse the water in other cooling systems – like the distillery, fermentation, and the treatment plant itself.
Our passion for sustainability runs deep, and we’re committed to becoming net positive in water usage by 2030. Our goal is to ensure our water usage is responsible and to help keep the lakes in Puerto Rico full. Part of this responsibility involves exploring desalination as a potential part of our process.
Water is all around us, we make sure to take care of it and work towards a process free from water waste.
STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
NEWS IN BRIEF
PROVIDING CLEAN WATER
In El Salvador, BACARDÍ is addressing the water crisis by allocating a portion of sustainably sourced molasses revenue, to projects like Water 10. This initiative provides clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education to two schools, benefiting over 600 people and extending into the surrounding communities.
COMMUNITY WATER reuse
We’re proud to be part of BIER, a group of several competing beverage brands who joined forces to tackle water issues in Tlajomulco, Mexico. Our Charco Bendito project has replenished 380,000+ cubic metres of water and given 250+ people access to clean water. This is how we do what moves us: by making a positive difference together.
For every ton of molasses sold to us, our supplier donates a portion of proceeds to local projects. With a dedicated Advisory Committee, the company targets areas of greatest need like a potable water project that’s enabled more than 300 people in the Silvio Castro to access safe water.
ELIMINATING PLASTIC strawS
Not only did BACARDÍ reach out to partner bars to use alternative materials such as glass, metal, paper and even pasta as straws, we also sent a letter to the Unicode Consortium to modify the international standards of cocktail emojis🥤 and 🍹so that the straws were removed.