Brown-Forman Achieves Highest Year-Over-Year Score Increase Among All Companies Rated by the Human Rights Campaign

Louisville, KY, September 30, 2009 – Brown-Forman received a very good score of 85 points out of 100 in this year’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an increase of 65 points over last year’s tally of only 20 points.  The 65-point swing represents the highest score increase achieved by any of the nearly 600 companies […]

September 30th, 2009|Corporate|

Korbel Champagne Cellars Releases its First California Brut Champagne Made from Organically Grown Grapes

Korbel Champagne Cellars is introducing its first California Brut Champagne made entirely with organically grown grapes. As the first major U.S. producer to offer consumers such a product, Korbel demonstrates its commitment to sustainable winemaking practices.The Korbel Winery has incorporated sustainability across its vineyards and winemaking process for decades, from land conservation to recycling […]

September 29th, 2009|Corporate Responsibility|

Brown-Forman Named Among Top Three Beverage Companies as Environmental Leaders by Newsweek Magazine

Louisville, KY. September 24, 2009 – Brown-Forman has been named the third “greenest” U.S. beverage company by Newsweek magazine, following Coca-Cola Enterprises and the Coca-Cola Company.Newsweek ranked the top 500 American companies based on their resource use and emissions, policies and strategies, and reputation among peers.  The 500 companies included in the ranking were […]

September 24th, 2009|Corporate Responsibility|

Brown-Forman Publication Turns Employees Into Ambassadors, Wins Kane’s CSR Award

Kane’s Beverage News Daily, September 21, 2009 — Almost without exception, great companies — those that produce terrific products and excellent financial results over long periods — have passionate, committed employees. You can’t buy long-term passion and commitment with high salaries alone.  Instead, employees have to believe that what they are doing matters, and that […]

September 21st, 2009|Corporate Responsibility|

Jack Daniel's to Conclude NASCAR Program

Louisville, KY, September 21, 2009 – Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned companies in the wine and spirits business, will conclude its Jack Daniel’s NASCAR program and will not extend its sponsorship with Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 team.A change in Brown-Forman’s spending priorities led to the decision to conclude the sponsorship that began […]

September 21st, 2009|Brand|