Our Home in the USVI
Our presence in the US Virgin Islands began in the summer of 2008. Following the construction of our high capacity rum distillery on St. Croix, we started operations, and the first bottles of rum from St. Croix were finished in Relay, MD in spring 2012. Today, all the rum used to make Captain Morgan branded products for the United States comes from the US Virgin Islands.
In 2012 we also opened the Captain Morgan Visitor Center, offering tours of the distillery and promoting our brand and the history of rum-making in the US Virgin Islands. The Visitor Center also features a gift shop with branded apparel and locally-made souvenirs.
We are committed to maintaining the highest level of environmental standards. Our modern distillery was constructed with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification principles. We work to reduce waste, transferring dried molasses grain output from our production to farms for cattle feed. We also recover and conserve water usage at our site through our wash water system.
Our Company Culture and Community Engagement
Our purpose is to celebrate life every day, everywhere. We aim to bring that purpose to life at work and in our community. We strive for a great place to work for all employees to be able to engage in an inclusive, collaborative work environment. We encourage and promote professional development, with an eye toward growing our talent for the present and the future of our business.
It is important to our business and employees that we strive to positively impact our local community and to be a place where our employees are proud to work. We take great pride in our self-started employee-led group, Diageo USVI C.A.R.E.s, which does volunteer activities from park and beach clean ups to canned goods drives to decorating a local senior home for the holidays.
Diageo USVI focuses our community support in four important areas:
- Responsible Drinking
- Education & Workforce Development
- Energy & Environment
- Quality of Life & Celebrating Virgin Islands Culture