2018 Scorecard

BROWN-FORMAN 2018 SCORECARD

Brown-Forman's 2018 Scorecard presents data across the areas of responsible marketing, environmental sustainability, employee relations, economic contribution, and community involvement. For more information download our Corporate Responsibility Report here.

Company Highlights*

Number of
Employees

4,800+

Fiscal Year
Net Sales

$3.2B

Depletions**
Worldwide

42.2M

9-liter cases

TOP 7 EMPLOYEE LOCATIONS

United
States

USA

Mexico

Mexico

United
Kingdom

United Kingdom

Australia

Australia

Germany

Germany

Poland

Poland

France

France

DILUTED EARNINGS
PER SHARE

CASH DISTRIBUTED
TO STAKEHOLDERS***

FY18
30%
48%
19%
3%
<1%

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Investors
Government
Employees
Lenders
Communities

TOTAL SHAREHOLDER RETURN VS. INDEX****

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BROWN-FORMAN
S&P 500

Total Revenue by Region*****

FY18
47%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
1%
1%
1%
15%
3%

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United States
United Kingdom
Australia
Mexico
Germany
France
Travel Retail
Poland
Brazil
Russia
Canada
Rest of Europe and Remaining Geographies
Other Non-Branded
  • * Unless otherwise noted, data are for our fiscal year 2018, which ended April 30, 2018. Financial data is shown in U.S. dollars.
  • **We generally record revenues when we ship our products to our customers. Depending on our route-to-consumer (RTC), we ship products to either (a) retail or wholesale customers in owned distribution markets or (b) our distributor customers in other markets. “Depletions” is a term commonly used in the beverage alcohol industry to describe volume. Depending on the context, “depletions” means either (a) our shipments directly to retail or wholesale customers for owned distribution markets or (b) shipments from our distributor customers to retailers and wholesalers in other markets. We believe that depletions measure volume in a way that more closely reflects consumer demand than our shipments to distributor customers do.
  • ***We create economic value for stakeholders, including shareholders and employees around the world. We also donate funds and time to the communities where we live, work, and do business, and generate revenue for our lenders and for governments through taxes. This chart illustrates the estimated percent of total cash distributed to each stakeholder group in fiscal 2018. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.
  • ****$100 invested on 4/30/13 in stock or index, including reinvestment of dividends.
  • *****“Rest of Europe and Remaining Geographies” represents all markets other than those specifically listed. “Other Non-Branded” includes used barrel, bulk whiskey and wine, and contract bottling sales.

ALCOHOL RESPONSIBILITY

MEDIA IMPRESSIONS
LDA AND ABOVE, U.S.

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Digital
Newspaper
Magazine
Radio
TV

GLOBAL ADVERTISING

  • *Belgium: Complaints filed through City of Antwerp. The complaint was regarding the placement of advertising material on a public lamp post. Although outdoor advertising is permitted in Belgium, it is not permitted to place them on structures owned by the local authority. Our local media agency took responsibility for the error.

Environmental Sustainability

Greenhouse Gas Emissions*

Metric tons CO2e by Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3

3.5%

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Direct (Scope 1)
Indirect (Scope 2)
Optional (Scope 3)

Energy**

Total usage, MMBTUs

1.8%

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Coal
Wood
Natural Gas
Electricity
Diesel
Biogas
Specialty Fuel
Other
Fuel Oil

Total Water Use***

Gallons used, millions

5%
  • *More details of Brown-Forman’s verified greenhouse gas inventories, from 2005- 2017, are available at The Climate Registry’s public reports website at https://www.cris4.org and are verified Climate Registered by the organization. At the time of publishing this report, the calendar year 2017 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are undergoing verification. Direct emissions include use of fuel for stationary and mobile uses, including coal, natural gas, and gasoline. Indirect emissions include use of electricity. Optional emissions are emissions associated with business travel. Percent change shown is from CY16 to CY17. We achieved a decrease in indirect emissions associated with our use of electricity due to energy efficiency projects, e.g. lighting upgrades and availability of cleaner powered electricity. For direct emissions from use of fuels, we continue to invest in projects aimed at lowering our greenhouse gas footprint such as fuel switching and energy efficiency; however, our total emissions in this category increased due to significant production increases. These changes, in conjunction with a decrease in emissions from business travel, resulted in an overall decrease in total greenhouse gas emissions.

  • **Energy usage is determined from either direct metering or utility invoices. Numbers may differ slightly from previous reports due to refining of data management systems. Other includes propane, gasoline and kerosene. Reductions in total energy use resulted from boiler efficiency projects and reductions in gasoline used for transportation. Percent change is from CY2016 to CY2017.
  • ***Water use includes production use in the United States, Canada, and International owned production operations. Data excludes field offices and vineyard irrigation use. In CY2016 our absolute water use increased due to an increase in overall production, despite water efficiency projects and the use of recycled water. Percent change is from CY2016 to CY2017.

Employee Relations & Diversity

GLOBAL VOLUNTARY
TURNOVER***

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY, U.S.*

% of total procurement spend with minority-
and women-owned businesses ($ millions)

SAFETY**

Total incident rate per 100 full-time employees

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TOTAL RECORDABLE INJURY RATE
FATALITIES

Global Workforce***

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Job Type
95%
1%
4%
Full-Time
Part-Time
Temp/Seasonal
Location
57%
15%
28%
U.S.
Mexico
Other
Age
23%
15%
62%
Under 30
30-50
Over 50
Gender
63%
37%
Male
Female

Gender Diversity By Level, U.S.****

Percentage of total employees

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Male
Female
  • Board
  • Executive
  • Business Leader
  • Leader
  • Professional
  • Production
  • Temporary/Seasonal

Racial Diversity By Level, U.S.****

Percentage of total employees

Diversity by Job Category, U.S.***

Percentage of total employees

  • *Our goal is to source 16% of all our procurement from minority- and women-owned businesses by 2020.
  • **Indicates any work-related accident involving global production and Louisville Corporate Personnel. Data indicates any work-related fatalities globally.
  • ***Unless otherwise noted, all data are for our fiscal year 2018, which ended April 30, 2018.
  • ****Diversity data is as of April 30, 2018. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding. Other includes 2+races (non hispanic/latino), Native American or Alaskan Indian, or categories left blank.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Total Cash Contributions*

Millions ($)

1%

Charitable Contributions
by Type**

43%
36%
FY18

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Responsible and Sustainable Living
Essential Living
Intellectual and Cultural Living
  • *F18 total charitable contributions includes company-led employee campaigns.
  • **Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.