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Bacardi response

Author: Bacardi Limited, Published on: 4 August 2015

Bacardi recognizes there are many systemic issues related to sugarcane production…Bacardi has chosen to support the call from these experts to back the industry-wide approach which created Bonsucro – a global non-profit organization to improve the sustainability of the entire sugarcane industry – as a comprehensive standard in order to tackle all the diverse issues within the sugarcane industry…Following best practice, Bacardi has also insisted that our suppliers commit to improvements…Bacardi takes the unsubstantiated Fairfood International allegations made about its supply chain and human rights initiatives seriously as the Company operates in full compliance with all trade regulations and laws…Specifically, we do not source any product from Nicaragua and we have only continued to work with the two organizations we source from in Guatemala because they have committed to improving their practices and getting and maintaining certified…

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This is a response from the following companies: Bacardi Limited