Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility at Brown-Forman

Achieving Brown-Forman's business purpose is only possible within a context of corporate responsibility. For us, this means promoting responsible consumer enjoyment of our brands, reducing alcohol abuse and misuse, protecting the environment, providing a healthy, safe, and inclusive workplace, and contributing to the global communities where we operate.

Here we report the highlights of our social and environmental ambitions, actions, goals, and performance. We define our key issues, explain our management approach, and provide data, examples, and links to further sources.

We produce a full-length corporate responsibility report every two years. Download our 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, Global Spirit, below.

Global Guide to Alcohol Responsibility

A Global Guide to Alcohol Responsibility

Brown-Forman's business is continuing to grow globally, and our corporate responsibility efforts are following suit. Within this Global Guide to Alcohol Responsibility, we highlight some key market facts, including legal purchase and drinking age and Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limits, as well as some of the partnerships and initiatives that are helping to promote the responsible consumption of our products in nine of our key markets.

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2014 Scorecard

2014 Scorecard

Brown-Forman's 2014 Scorecard presents data across the areas of responsible marketing, environmental sustainability, employee relations, economic contribution, and community involvement. Previous years' reporting has been archived and is available here.

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Case Studies

Case Studies

Read about corporate responsibility in action from around Brown-Forman's global business.

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Issues Forum

Issues Forum

An important part of our work on alcohol responsibility is reflected on Our Thinking About Drinking: The Issues Forum, where our perspective and positions on alcohol topics are shared, the opinions of expert contributors are included, and your comments are encouraged.

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Latest News

Early Times Mint Julep Partners with Yellow Cab to Offer Over 1,000 Safe Rides during Kentucky Derby Week

April 23, 2014 | Louisville, KY

Early Times Mint Julep, the Official Drink of the KentuckyDerby, and Yellow Cab are teaming up to offer over 1,000 vouchers for safe rides at select locations in Louisville during Kentucky Derby week

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