Flor de Caña, a sustainably-produced premium rum brand from Nicaragua, has achieved carbon neutral certification, further solidifying the brand’s commitment towards implementing industry leading sustainable production practices. The award-winning rum brand, which is distilled with 100% renewable energy and plants 50,000 trees annually since 2005, is the only global spirit to be both carbon neutral and Fair Trade certified.
The certification was undertaken by Carbon Trust, a global leader in measuring and certifying carbon footprints to the internationally-recognised PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality. The standard requires that the entire lifecycle carbon footprint of Flor de Caña is measured and certified, that a carbon management plan is in place to reduce emissions, and that any remaining emissions are offset.
“The Carbon Trust is delighted to certify Flor de Caña Rum as carbon neutral and we support the work they are doing to secure ongoing reductions in carbon emissions,” said Silvana Centty, Senior Manager at the Carbon Trust.
Flor de Caña has always been focused on supporting its employees and the community. Since 1913, the company school has offered free education to the children of its employees (600 students currently enrolled), and since 1958, the company hospital has offered free medical attention to employees and their families (400+ surgeries and 170 births every year).
Flor de Caña has also been the main donor of APROQUEN for nearly 30 years, a non-profit that has provided over 600,000 free medical services to child burn victims and children with cleft lip or palate.