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People-First Approach at Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. Leads to Great Place to Work® Certification for the Fourth Year in a Row

Published 08-12-21

Submitted by Bacardi Limited

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  • #84 in Fortune Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ 2021 (Medium)
  • #40 in Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2021 (Small and Medium)

CORAL GABLES, Fla., August 12, 2021 /CSRwire/ - Family-owned Bacardi has created a unique culture of care, where every person feels appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become. Employees at the world’s largest privately held spirits company feel a real sense of pride and belonging at being part of the inclusive, fearless, and entrepreneurial-minded teams at Bacardi, which has contributed to this being the fourth year in a row that Bacardi is Great Place to Work-Certified™ in the United States.

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93% of employees in the U.S. recommend Bacardi as a great workplace. The company was also recognized on the Fortune list of Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ 2021 (Medium) and Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2021 (Small and Medium). Bacardi stands out as a place that appeals to millennial talent with customized employee programs developed to encourage creativity, innovative thinking, and purposeful outcomes.

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The North American headquarters in Coral Gables is also lauded as one of the “Coolest Offices” in South Florida, with a fully-kitted gym, three bars, and a working archive. 96% of Bacardi employees feel that these facilities contribute to a good working environment, with 95% stating that this is a fun place to work and 98% stating that it is a physically safe place to work. The Bacardi office puts safety first as it looks at re-opening, subject to limited capacity and in accordance with current health and safety guidelines, to ensure employees can use the space when necessary. Flexible work policies also allow teams to continue working from home, and a new app allows employees to reserve seating and book meeting rooms within capacity guidelines before they enter the building.

97% of employees surveyed by Great Place to Work® are proud to tell others that they work at Bacardi, and 95% feel good about the ways the company contributes to the community. Bacardi has always focused on doing the right thing for its people, larger communities, and the planet under its CSR platform ‘Good Spirited’. In the U.S., earlier this year, Bacardi teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to support Black-owned businesses in the beverage-alcohol service, sales, and hospitality industries through a customized program called “Backing the B.A.R." (Black-Owned Accounts & Retailers) to provide providing 35 recipients $10,000 each in acceleration grants as well as entrepreneurship solutions and mentorship for their bars, restaurants, nightclubs, lounges, liquor stores, and small businesses.

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“Our people-oriented culture and future-forward mindset are what make us stand out as a Great Place to Work®. As a family-owned business, we are always thinking about the legacy we will leave for future generations,” says Pete Carr, Regional President Bacardi North America. “We are honored to be certified for the fourth year and, more importantly, to be recognized as a company that puts our teams first and continues to focus on doing the right thing, as we make decisions for the future and not just short-term gain.”

Read more about what makes Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. Great Place to Work-Certified™: https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certified-company/1121647

Other Bacardi workplace certifications:

Bacardi India Recognized as a Diverse and Future-Forward Business for the Third Year in a Row with Great Place to Work® Certification
Bacardi in Canada Celebrates Great Place to Work-Certified™ Achievement
Bacardi UAE Raises the Bar as First Spirits Company in the Middle East to Be Great Place to Work-Certified™
Bacardi Named Great Place To Work® in the UK
Bacardi South Africa Raises the Bar With Top Employer® Certification

About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United States including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, PATRÓN® tequila, DEWAR'S® Blended Scotch Whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, MARTINI vermouth and sparkling wines, the world's leading vermouth and the world's favorite Italian sparkling wines, and other leading and emerging brands. Visit 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™.

To learn more, visit greatplacetowork.com, listen to the podcast Better by Great Place to Work, and read “A Great Place to Work for All.” Join the community on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

Media inquiries:

Karuna Advani
Global PR and Digital Communications Manager
kadvani@bacardi.com

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