Bombay Sapphire To Be Certified Sustainable

April 10, 2021 | 2 Comments

Bacardi’s Bombay Sapphire said that ten of its “botanical ingredients are on track to be certified sustainable in 2021.”

A spokesperson for the global company, which is headquartered in Bermuda, said, “After decades spent carefully building sustainable partnerships with farmers and suppliers, Bombay Sapphire, the iconic premium gin from family-owned Bacardi Limited, is proud to announce that all 10 of its botanical ingredients are on track to be certified sustainable in 2021.

“With the suppliers of eight already certified according to the For Life standard, the goal is for the remaining two producers – for grains of paradise from Ghana and liquorice from China – to be certified in the months which follow the lifting of travel restrictions.

Bombay Sapphire Bermuda April 2021

“This news is a major step towards Bacardi, the largest privately-held spirits company in the world, achieving its 2025 goal of sourcing 100% of its key ingredients from sustainably certified suppliers.

“The 10 botanicals, which include juniper from Tuscany, coriander from Morocco, lemon peel from Spain and cubeb berries from Java, are hand selected by Bombay Sapphire Master of Botanicals Ivano Tonutti to create the gin’s fresh, bright taste.

“Only the finest quality botanicals are selected by Ivano and his work does not end there. The For Life certification awarded by Ecocert S.A., the world’s leading specialist in the certification of sustainable practices, recognizes the commitment of Ivano and Bacardi to only work with suppliers who act responsibly and ensure a sustainable future for farmers, their communities and the environment.

“We take a 360-degree approach to sustainability,” says Ivano Tonutti. ”It’s our responsibility to care as much about the farmers and their communities as we do the botanicals they grow and harvest for Bombay Sapphire. By looking after their well-being and investing in sustainable farming practices, we are helping to protect the environment and their livelihoods for generations to come.”

The company added, “Bacardi worked closely with its suppliers to help them achieve For Life certification. To be certified, suppliers must commit to continuous improvement in the following areas:

  • the well-being of the people involved in the harvesting and supply of the botanicals;
  • the reduction of their environmental impact;
  • their responsible purchasing practices;
  • and sustainable development at a local level and key stages in the supply chain.

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  1. sage says:

    You will soon be able to get drunk knowing you are saving the world.

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