Our Policies

Operating responsibly is part of who we are. We foster a culture that values smart growth built around successful brands that creates value for our shareholders. We are committed to providing best-in-class employee benefits, giving back to our communities, investing in sustainable practices, promoting responsible consumption of our products, and operating with integrity.

Supporting Our Employees

Our employees receive benefits that give them financial security, personal and family health benefits, and work-life balance. Benefits include:

  • An expanded 16 weeks paid parental leave policy and adoption assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement and an expansive Employee Assistance Program that includes counseling, support & legal consultations
  • Robust wellness programming and generous paid time off and holidays

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been woven into our culture and core values at Constellation Brands since we began doing business in 1945. We have a responsibility to care for the land, people, and communities where we live and work.

FY17 CSR Report (English | Spanish)


We are stewards of our environment. As a business, we depend on a healthy environment to produce world-class beer, wine and spirits. Minimizing the environmental impact of our products is essential to our long-term success. Being smarter and more efficient with our resource use is simply the right thing to do – for the environment and our bottom line. Learn more about our sustainability initiatives.

While we are committed to doing our part to protect our environment, we recognize that we can all do more. That’s why we incentivize our brands to compete with one another to reduce their environmental impact by awarding an annual Internal Sustainability Award.

Giving Back

Our founder, Marvin Sands, made giving back an essential component of Constellation. As we have grown, this culture has been enhanced by the people and companies that have become part of the Constellation family. Learn more about our global giving back initiatives.

Social Responsibility

We produce, advertise and promote our products in a responsible manner, and support efforts to eliminate underage consumption of beverage alcohol and drunk driving. Read about our social responsibility efforts.

Our Global Code of Responsible Practices for Beverage Alcohol Advertising and Marketing provides the fundamental framework for responsible brand advertising and marketing that ensures our messages are directed at legal, drinking-age consumers.

Environment, Health & Safety

Constellation Brands is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment and developing a culture where every employee takes responsibility for their own safety as well as the safety of others while minimizing our impact on the environment in the communities where we live, work and source. Our management team and employees work together with a sense of shared responsibility to ensure that we operate our business in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements in each market where we operate around the world.

Public Affairs

There are many aspects of government and politics that impact our company, employees and brands. Like many businesses, our company participates in the political process, in a bipartisan manner and at every level of government – federal, state and local – to support candidates, regardless of political affiliation, who represent the interests of our beverage alcohol industry.

We engage in public policy advocacy on issues that impact our business, and work with our government representatives to advocate for the best interests of our company, employees, consumers, investors and our industry.

All of Constellation’s advocacy and political activities comply within federal, state and local laws. We are committed to best practices, which ensure the health of our brands and our industry.

Code of Business Conduct

Since our founding, Constellation has been committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical and legal conduct. Fairness, honesty and integrity have been at the heart of our dealings with employees, stockholders, customers, suppliers, government agencies and our communities for more than 70 years. It is our responsibility to exemplify the right behaviors within our organization and our industry.

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (English | Spanish | Italian)

Suppliers and Distributors

We hold our employees, officers, and directors accountable to the highest principles of business conduct and we expect the same of our suppliers and distributors. We strongly encourage suppliers and distributors to exceed the requirements of our Supplier and Distributor Code of Conduct and to promote best practices and continuous improvement throughout their operations and supply chain.

Supplier Code of Conduct and Sustainability Guidelines (English | Spanish | Italian)

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