Bacardi is a ʽGreat Place to Work’
Bacardi, the drinks giant based in Bermuda, has achieved the internationally recognised “Great Place to Work” certification at its 23 production sites across ten countries worldwide.
The company’s global operations team of almost 4,000 employees praised the family atmosphere, positive work-life balance and exceptional facilities.
Bacardi’s portfolio of brands are crafted, blended, aged and bottled at the manufacturing sites.
The company is the largest privately held spirits company in the world.
Jean-Marc Lambert, SVP global operations, Bacardi said: “At Bacardi, we celebrate the passion, commitment and expertise of everyone in global operations – from our master blenders to our experts in botanicals, blending, ageing, bottling and packaging design, and of course our amazing supply chain team – who work together to craft our beautiful drinks.”
Bacardi said its employees surveyed praised the company’s culture of respect and fairness, with high scores reflecting how all employees were treated equally.
It added that 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 per cent said they were proud to tell others they worked for Bacardi and 87 per cent felt good about the many ways the company contributed to local communities.
Bacardi said it invested 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 operated, and the environment.
The Bacardi sites now holding Great Place to Work certification include the home of Martini, in Pessione, Italy; the Bacardi rum distillery – known as “The Cathedral of Rum” – in Cataño, Puerto Rico; the Patrón Hacienda in Jalisco, and the home of Cazadores 100 per cent 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.
Great Place to Work said it was the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, it has surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust.
It said it helped organisations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees.