The people-first culture at Bacardi in South Africa shines through as the subsidiary of Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, received the Top Employer® certification for 2021. Investing in its people and teams has always been at the core of business success at Bacardi, and the team in South Africa are flagbearers of this approach and proponents of the company culture of being fearless, behaving like family, and acting as a founder.
The workplace recognition is presented by Top Employers Institute©, the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices. The certification cements the commitment that Bacardi has made to creating a work environment that is nurturing, entrepreneurial, empowering, and embedded in fun.
Our people are our biggest asset, and our family culture reflects this. We are proud to be recognized as a Top Employer in South Africa and look forward to sustaining our talent-focused practices to foster our people-first philosophy. Our founder’s mentality inspires a progressive, innovation-focused, and curious mindset within the organization that allows us to create a culture of fearlessness that fuels agility and creativity.”
Francois Portier, Managing Director for Bacardi in Sub-Saharan Africa says, “Bacardi has consistently invested in developing the team in South Africa, which is an important market within the company’s commercial focus. The talent enhancement initiatives such as mentoring programs and regular check-in sessions that drive open discussions around performance and growth have been integral to propelling success at a micro-level within the company.”
“These programs help Bacardi build a more personal and relationship-oriented environment, where people feel valued and are supported throughout their career journey. As a result, Bacardi in South Africa has seen its local talent move beyond the country to expand its capabilities to other Bacardi markets.”
Despite the challenging year we have experienced, which has certainly made an impact on organizations around the globe, Bacardi in South Africa has continued to demonstrate the power of putting their people first in the workplace. We are proud to share this year’s announcement and congratulate the organizations that have been certified in their respective countries through the Top Employers Institute program,” adds David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute.