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BROWN-FORMAN 2019 SCORECARD

Brown-Forman's 2019 Scorecard presents data across the areas of responsible marketing, environmental sustainability, employee relations, economic contribution, and community involvement. For more information download our Download our Annual and Corporate Responsibility Report .

Company Highlights

Number of
Employees*

4,700

Fiscal Year
Net Sales

$3.3B

Depletions
Worldwide

43.4M

9-liter cases

TOP 5 EMPLOYEE LOCATIONS

United
States

USA

Mexico

Mexico

United
Kingdom

United Kingdom

Germany

Germany

Australia

Australia

DILUTED EARNINGS
PER SHARE**

CASH DISTRIBUTED
TO STAKEHOLDERS***

FY18
45%
20%
18%
3%
13%
1%

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Investors
Government
Employees
Lenders
Growth
Communities

TOTAL SHAREHOLDER RETURN VS. INDEX****

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BROWN-FORMAN
S&P 500
  • *We employed approximately 4,700 people, excluding those employed on a part-time or temporary basis.
  • **Earnings per share have been adjusted for the 2-for-1 stock split in August 2016, the 5-for-4 stock split in February 2018, and exclude the impact from Acquisitions & Divestitures.
  • ***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 2019. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.
  • ****$100 invested on 4/30/13 in stock or index, including reinvestment of dividends.

ALCOHOL RESPONSIBILITY

MEDIA IMPRESSIONS
LDA AND ABOVE, U.S.*

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Digital
Newspaper
Magazine
Radio
TV

GLOBAL ADVERTISING COMPLAINTS UPHELD

  • * The Distilled Spirits Council industry standard is to advertise only in media with audiences that are 71.6% legal drinking age (LDA) or higher. Since 2006, our commitment is for a total media buy averaging 80% LDA or higher.

Environmental Sustainability

Greenhouse Gas Emissions*

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

7.2%

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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. Data for CY18 is 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 CY17 to CY18. 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 an increase in emissions from business travel resulted in an overall increase in total greenhouse gas emissions.

    climate registered
  • **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. Percent change is from CY2017 to CY2018.
  • *** Water use includes production use in the US, Canada, and International owned production operations. Data excludes field offices and vineyard irrigation use. In CY2018 we continued to invest in water efficiency projects, however our absolute water use increased due to growth in production and accompanying increased water use in some distillery and bottling operations.

Employee Relations & Diversity

GLOBAL VOLUNTARY
TURNOVER

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY, U.S.

% of procurement from businesses owned by
ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ people,
people with disabilities, and veterans

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
17%
61%
22%
Under 30
30-50
Over 50
Gender
62%
37%
Male
Female

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

Percentage of total employees

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Male
Female
  • Board
  • Executive Leader
  • 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

  • * Indicates any work-related accident involving global production and Louisville Corporate Personnel. Data indicates any work-related fatalities globally.
  • ** Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.
  • *** Diversity data is as of April 30, 2019. Ethnicity data is based on self-disclosed employee information. Board data includes all Directors (U.S. and international). 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.
  • **** Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding. Unless otherwise noted, all data are for our fiscal year 2019, which ended April 30, 2019.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Total Cash Contributions*

$7.4M


BROWN-FORMAN CORPORATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS


$2.5M


BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTIONS

Corporate Charitable Contributions
by Type**

47%
30%
FY19

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Responsible and Sustainable Living
Essential Living
Intellectual and Cultural Living
  • *FY19 total charitable contributions includes company-led employee campaigns.
  • **The charitable contributions by type are for the corporate cash contributions only; excludes B-F Foundation. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.