Source: Burson Marsteller

Dec 3rd

Only major spirits company awarded most recognized global standards for environment, quality and safety

Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has been certified to be operating in accordance with the world's most recognized standards for quality, environment, and health and safety. Bacardi is the only major spirits company to achieve certification under ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for all its production facilities globally, putting the company among an elite group of the world's best-run companies.

The "Triple Crown" of certification goes to the heart of Bacardi's commitment to its consumers, employees and trade partners to deliver the finest quality brands available, the safest working conditions and reduce its impact on the environment.

"As the only major spirits company to be awarded these certifications globally, I believe this underlines our commitment to excellence in world-class operations. We are in constant pursuit of greater benefits for our consumers, customers, employees and the environment and work continuously to build trust in the Company," said Séamus McBride, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bacardi Limited.

Bacardi began its quest to achieve "Triple Crown" certification just three years ago for its production facilities and embraced the concept of "continuous improvement" which lies at the heart of the ISO and OHSAS systems.

Each management and operational process is audited, cross-checked and certified annually by independent auditors accredited to certify to the ISO and OHSAS standards. In addition, Bacardi implemented cross-functional review teams to assess actions globally to maintain and improve upon the standards.

"Questioning accepted ways of doing things and finding innovative solutions are consistent with Bacardi's long-held value to strive for excellence in everything we do," said Jon Grey, Vice President of Global Operations for Bacardi. "With these certifications, consumers can be even more confident they are enjoying the highest quality spirits brands available from a Company which measurably shows it cares both about its employees and a cleaner environment."

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