A commitment to our Environment
With every sip of Flor de Caña Rum, you can take pleasure in knowing that great care has been taken to protect the environment for generations to come. The Flor de Caña distillery is known today as one of the most energy efficient and eco-friendly facilities in the industry.
Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua has been characterized as always exceeding legal and regulatory standards on environmental issues. It was the first Nicaraguan company to obtain ISO 14001 certification, a rigorous international standard that establishes criteria for implementing an effective environmental management system. The honor lends confidence and prestige to all Flor de Caña products. Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua is one of an elite group of companies in the world that have earned this certification.
The commitment to quality is also reflected in other certifications obtained, such as ISO-9001, HACCP and Kosher.
The Licorera together with Nicaragua Sugar are a driving force for protecting the environment with the planting of trees as a way to help restore and protect water sources, conserve biological corridors for wildlife and natural regeneration. This reforestation is carried out on the banks of various rivers and public lands in western Nicaragua with the participation of students, elected officials, the general population and government institutions. This year alone more than 75,000 trees of native species such as kapok, strawberry, cedar, mahogany, and oak will be planted.
Along with the reforestation, environmental education campaigns have been developed at schools adjacent to the company's facilities. Topics include: the importance of natural resources, environmental protection, harmonious coexistence with nature and proper management of waste.
Nicaragua Sugar and the Licorera conduct a recycling program that will generate 15,000 pounds of paper and between 10,000 and 20,000 pounds of plastic to be recycled. The paper and plastic collected is donated to and generates income for the Handicapped Children's Association,"The Pipitos".
Flor de Caña is committed to protection of the environment, because we care about our future, our planet, and our community.