First Rum To Reach Carbon Neutral Status Based On The Bilan Carbone License
Not only is Ron Barceló an outstanding Caribbean rum, it’s also the first rum to reach the carbon neutral status based on the Bilan Carbone® License.
With Earth Day 2018 on Sunday, April 21, it’s good timing to go green.
Ron Barceló has implemented several different measures to reduce its emissions, including introducing the use of renewable energy (solar and biomass) as well as reusing and recycling manufacturing waste, both organic and inorganic.
The plan for reducing emissions and the desire for a more sustainable product also caused the company to rethink some packaging materials based on eco-friendliness, giving preference to suppliers who recycle and who are situated closer to the rum maker’s distilling, aging and bottling operations.
Unreducible emissions are neutralized through a global offsetting program that is registered and certified within the framework of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).
This program is made possible by the assignment of carbon credits derived from three different global projects – waste processing in Mexico, wind production in Honduras, and forestry conservation in the Amazon. By offsetting their emissions with these carbon credits, Ron Barceló promotes environmental protection through the use of clean technologies in other regions of the world.
Ron Barcelo is produced in the Dominican Republic. You can see its green rum-producing process up close, as well as learn of the company’s history, on a 90-minute tour. Tours of its factory are available for $15 (9:30-3 p.m., Monday thru Thursday and until 2 on Fridays; they must want to cut out early to go drink the product they make!).
Cheers to a green planet!