Bacardi Spirit for Life, Caring Together Program

In celebrating its 150th anniversary year, Bacardi Limited highlights its activities of philanthropy and community involvement with special focus on employees giving back through volunteerism.

Through its “Spirit for Life, Caring Together” program, Bacardi celebrates its year-round corporate responsibility (CR) activities and declares the month of May for employees to work together on community projects around the world.

It includes home building and meal distribution for needy families; fundraisers for educational, arts and cultural programs; clothing and blood drives; young adult mentorship programs; park and community center clean-ups; recycling programs; bat conservation efforts; among others.

“Long before my great-great-grandfather founded the Bacardi company, he was a leader in giving back to his community. In 1852, he volunteered to be the organizer for relief aid after an earthquake devastated his hometown of Santiago de Cuba,” said Facundo L. Bacardi, chairman of Bacardi Limited and a fifth generation Bacardi family member. “Both the Bacardi family and company continue to carry on this commitment of responsibility and community service.”

The “Spirit for Life, Caring Together” initiative gives nearly 6,000 Bacardi employees in more than 75 locations around the world the opportunity to take time off from work to volunteer or support a cause through locally organized team activities.

Bacardi Limited, a privately held spirits company, produces and markets spirits and wines.

In the picture above: As part of CR Month activities, Bacardi USA employees build affordable homes for Habitat for Humanity in Miami.

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