HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bacardi is celebrating achieving the internationally-recognized Great Place to Work® certification at all its production sites worldwide, as its Global Operations team of almost 4,000 employees praise the family atmosphere, positive work-life balance and exceptional facilities.
The family-owned spirits company has 23 manufacturing sites across 10 countries, where its portfolio of iconic premium brands - including BACARDÍ® rum, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouth, GREY GOOSE® vodka, PATRÓN® tequila, and DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky – are crafted, blended, aged and bottled, ready to be enjoyed in more than 170 countries around the world.
“Bacardi is truly a dynamic, exciting place to work, and I couldn’t be prouder to see that recognized with this certification,” comments Jean-Marc Lambert, SVP Global Operations, Bacardi. “At Bacardi, we celebrate the passion, commitment and expertise of everyone in Global Operations - from our Master Blenders to our experts in botanicals, blending, aging, bottling and packaging design, and of course our amazing supply chain team – who work together to craft our beautiful drinks.”
Bacardi employees surveyed by Great Place to Work praised the company’s culture of respect and fairness, with high scores reflecting how all employees are treated equally. The sense of family at Bacardi, a reflection of the company’s 160 years of family ownership, was highlighted with camaraderie scoring highly.
Meanwhile, 92% said they are proud to tell others they work for Bacardi, and 87% feel good about the many ways the company contributes to local communities. Bacardi invests in Corporate Responsibility initiatives that set goals for a safer, brighter, and greener future for all; focusing on doing the right thing by its consumers, employees, business partners, the communities where it operates, and the environment.
The Bacardi sites now holding Great Place to Work certification include the home of MARTINI, in Pessione, Italy; the BACARDÍ rum distillery - known as ‘The Cathedral of Rum’ - in Cataño, Puerto Rico; the PATRÓN Hacienda in Jalisco, and the home of CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, Tultitlán - both in Mexico; the Bacardi Global Operations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland; the home of GREY GOOSE vodka, and Château de Cognac where D’USSÉ® and BARON OTARD® cognacs are produced - both in France; and for the second year running, the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Distillery in England, the company’s Glasgow-based operations centre and 100-acre blending and maturation centre, Poniel, and all five Bacardi-owned Scotch whisky distilleries - Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie, Macduff and Royal Brackla.
The Great Place to Work certification follows the recent news that Bacardi has been named by Forbes as one of the “World’s Best Employers”.
Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The Bacardi Limited brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, PATRÓN® tequila, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON’S® Scotch whisky, ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur, and ERISTOFF® vodka. Founded 160 years ago in Santiago de Cuba, family-owned Bacardi Limited currently employs more than 8,000, operates production facilities in 10 countries, and sells its brands in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. Visit http://www.bacardilimited.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best list published annually in Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All™.