Published On 11/28/2016

Pernod Ricard's CSR initiatives recognized at the highest level

Press release - Paris, 28 November 2016


  • Pernod Ricard is the Beverage industry’s number 1 company according to Vigeo Eiris’s September 2016 assessment,
  • Included in Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘World 120’ and ‘France 20’ indices
  • A- rating awarded in the CDP ranking

Vigeo Eiris

Vigeo Eiris recently announced the constituents of the Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices, which are composed of the highest-ranking listed companies according to the agency’s evaluation of their performance in corporate responsibility.

According to this assessment, Pernod Ricard is ranked number 1, making it the world leader for corporate responsibility in the Beverage industry, based on a panel of 39 companies.

With an overall score of 58/100, Pernod Ricard will be included as of 1 December 2016 in both:

- the Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘World 120’ index which selects the 120 most advanced companies worldwide for corporate responsibility,

- the Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘France 20’ index which selects the 20 most advanced companies in France.

Since December 2014, Pernod Ricard is also a constituent of the Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘Eurozone 120’ and Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘Europe 120’ indices.

Vigeo Ieris has specifically greeted our actions regarding the environmental protection and our
management societal impacts of our products.

Indice Vigeo


In addition, Pernod Ricard recently received an A- score from CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) in its 2016 report on the fight against climate change. With an overall rating of A-, Pernod Ricard is one of the programme leaders, as the average rating is C. Companies considered as 'excellent' by CDP are those that have developed a specific strategy and actions to better manage climate change, whether it be for their own production sites or across the entire value chain. The A- rating equates to the 'Leadership' level in the CDP ranking. The CDP recognises our significant 25% reduction in CO2 emissions per unit produced on production sites between 2010 and 2016, and, our ambition to reach -30% before 2020. This rating has only been awarded to 17% of companies who answered the CDP questionnaire, and 26% of companies in the consumer goods industry.

Cédric Ramat, Human Resources and Sustainability & Responsibility Director, Pernod Ricard commented, “We are proud that our actions have been acknowledged by both Vigeo Eiris and CDP, international reference bodies for CSR. This recognition confirms that corporate social responsibility is foremost in Pernod Ricard's strategic concerns. Reconciling economic efficiency, respect of stakeholders, environmental conservation, consumer protection, and the sharing of culture is a daily challenge.

About Vigeo Eiris

Vigeo Eiris is a global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research to investors and public and private corporates.

Vigeo Eiris offers two types of services through separate business units:

  • Vigeo Eiris rating, offers a large range of products and services designed for all kind of investors and covering all sustainable and ethical investment practices.
  • Vigeo Eiris enterprise works with organizations of all sizes, from all sectors, public and private, to support them in the integration of ESG criteria into their business functions and strategic operations.

Vigeo Eiris methodology and rating services adhere to the strictest quality standards and have been certified to the independent ARISTA® standard.

Vigeo Eiris is present in Paris, London, Boston, Brussels, Casablanca, Milan, Montreal and Santiago and has a team of 200. The agency works with partners through its “Vigeo Eiris Global Network” in every continent. For further information, please visit www.vigeo   

About CDP Europe

CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 827 institutional investors with assets of over €89 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. More than 5,500 companies worldwide, of which nearly 1,800 in Europe, disclosed environmental information through CDP in 2016. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit or follow us @CDP.

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About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the No.2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits with consolidated sales of €9,182 million in FY19. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has developed through organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard, which owns 16 of the Top 100 Spirits Brands, holds one of the most prestigious and comprehensive brand portfolios in the industry, including: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard’s brands are distributed across 160+ markets and by its own salesforce in 73 markets. The Group’s decentralised organisation empowers its 19,000 employees to be true on-the-ground ambassadors of its vision of “Créateurs de Convivialité.” As reaffirmed by the Group’s three-year strategic plan, “Transform and Accelerate,” deployed in 2018, Pernod Ricard’s strategy focuses on investing in long-term, profitable growth for all stakeholders. The Group remains true to its three founding values: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. As illustrated by the 2030 roadmap supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “We bring good times from a good place.” In recognition of Pernod Ricard’s strong commitment to sustainable development and responsible consumption, it has received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and is ranked No. 1 in the beverage sector in Vigeo Eiris. Pernod Ricard is also a United Nation’s Global Compact LEAD company.
Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN Code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.

Contacts Pernod Ricard

Julia MASSIES VP, Financial Communication & Investor Relations
Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 41 07

Adam RAMJEAN Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 41 59

Fabien Darrigues External Communications Director
Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 44 86

Alison DONOHOE Press Relations Manager
Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 44 63

Emmanuel VOUIN Press Relations Manager
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