Our employees

We come from every corners of the world
and we are proud, mobile and engaged.

different nationalities


of employees are proud to work for Pernod Ricard

(Willis Towers Watson Survey, 2019)


people on international move


employee engagement rate 

(Willis Towers Watson Survey, 2019)

The secret of our commitment: the Pernod Ricard Mindset  

Our Mindset is the conquering state of mind among the men and women of Pernod Ricard. It’s a collective desire to win, shared by 18,500 employees who are making a difference at the finish line.

Our Mindset represents our ability to act as a team, all aligned behind a single vision and a single ambition. It’s also our ability to embrace change as a workforce, to ensure the Group can constantly adapt to an increasingly volatile market environment.

The Pernod Ricard Mindset is built on our fundamentals: a corporate culture that blends entrepreneurialism, mutual trust and high ethical standards; a decentralised organisation; and a strategy that’s 100% focused on consumers, their moments of consumption and their experience of convivialité.



Our corporate culture and values

In a decentralised organisation such as ours, the corporate culture is the common language that binds all of us together. The Pernod Ricard culture, which we view as a true competitive advantage, is based on three fundamental values. The first is entrepreneurial spirit, in which boldness and risk-taking give our employees the assurance that they can succeed. The second is mutual trust, founded on openness and integrity. This trust is a key factor in synergy, shared responsibility and greater autonomy among both our employees and business entities. Third is a deep-rooted ethical commitment, reflected not only in adherence to the Group’s policies and procedures but also in our honesty and transparency in relations with our stakeholders. There can be no entrepreneurial spirit without trust, and no trust without a commitment to ethics.

These three values become truly meaningful when they are animated by an attitude of convivialité. To that end, we encourage simple, direct, sincere and frank relationships among our employees. Convivialité enhances collaboration and ensures that individuals can share their experiences for our mutual benefit. Our decentralised organisation is a direct outgrowth of that corporate culture. 94% of our 18,500 employees adhere to these values, and 86% believe that convivialité is a reality in their day-to-day workplace. They cultivate it among themselves but also in their ties with all of our stakeholders.

Our human resource policy continually fosters these values by promoting leadership, mobility and diversity. That corporate culture is the source of our shared commitment.

A model

We are committed to upholding operating autonomy at our affiliates based on the principle of subsidiarity. This policy ensures that decisions can be made as close as possible to the markets and consumers involved. To be effective, decentralisation requires that everyone is development to activation in each market.

3 cardinal values

Entrepreneurial spirit

Pernod Ricard owes its rapid growth to the men and women who contribute to its international expansion every day, all of whom are driven by a single mindset: a spirit of entrepreneurialism.

That corporate culture has been integral to Pernod Ricard’s operating and management methods from the outset. It fosters personal initiative, encourages creativity and acknowledges the right of every employee to make mistakes. A decentralised organisation would be impossible without that entrepreneurial spirit. Pernod Ricard views each employee as an entrepreneur entrusted to capitalise on every opportunity offered by the market. 

Mutual trust

Pernod Ricard promotes relationships founded on mutual trust. That trust derives from one primary principle: the reciprocal consideration that all our employees extend to their peers. This operating method is based on transparency in our dialogue, openness to others and respect for what makes us different. It creates the conditions for mutual enrichment, a vital factor in personal and collective commitment.

A strong sense of ethics

Leadership cannot be attained without exemplary ethical behaviour. That commitment is deeply rooted in Pernod Ricard’s history and culture. Ever since it was founded, the company has stood for universal values of responsibility, transparency and respect for people and cultures. Its efforts to promote diversity and sustainable development are the most visible reflection of that commitment.

An attitude
La convivialité

Decentralisation and these values become truly meaningful when they are animated by an attitude: convivialité. That is what gives Pernod Ricard its distinctive character as a Group. We encourage simple and direct relationships among our various hierarchical levels, so as to nurture our collective commitment and help us become the ambassadors expressed in our motto.

Pernod Ricard’s culture voted in

of employees support our values


of employees believe conviviality is a reality at Pernod Ricard


of employees would recommend Pernod Ricard as a great place to work



of employees feel comfortable to act as ambassadors for Pernod Ricard.

Results from "I Say" global engagement survey conducted by Willis Towers Watson in June 2019