Bacardi Says Rum Maker Cut Water Used in Manufacturing

Bacardi Ltd., the world’s biggest rum maker, said the company has reduced the amount of water it uses in manufacturing by 49.4 percent since 2006.

About 18 percent of Bermuda-based Bacardi’s energy now comes from clean sources, contributing to a one-third reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions, it said today in a statement.

Bacardi, which uses water for fermentation, distilling and cleaning, said the company is using more-efficient equipment, recycling systems and is avoiding unnecessary rinsing.

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