Published On 03/22/2019

Pernod Ricard accelerates its HR transformation with the global rollout of Workday, its new digital solution

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Pernod Ricard accelerates its HR transformation with the global rollout of Workday, its new digital solution

In line with its three-year Strategic Plan “Transform & Accelerate” and fourth pillar “Valuing our People”, Pernod Ricard launched six months ago its HR transformation project named “TransfoHRm”

Its goal is to make “convivialité” a genuine performance accelerator by:

  • Putting the employee experience at the heart of HR activities;
  • Deploying diverse teams to improve both individual and collective performance; and
  • Introducing a culture of success based on autonomy and empowerment, all supported by digital technologies.

The Group is continuing its transformation and is today committed to an ambitious policy to digitalise the management of its human resources. Pernod Ricard is rolling out on a global scale, after a deployment phase of only one-year, the most innovative HR solution on the market: Workday, now available to its 19,000 employees.

This platform simplifies HR procedures and the work of all employees by providing them with a simple, intuitive and mobile solution. Each employee, irrespective of role or location, can now access and manage with a single click all the data related to the management of their professional career within Pernod Ricard: their personal information, reviews, remuneration, training, mobility projects, team, etc.

The platform means that the Human Resources departments of the Group’s 86 subsidiaries now have access to a comprehensive and company-wide overview of talent, with simplified and faster data management, ensuring greater efficiency.

Cédric Ramat, EVP, Human Resources, Sustainability & Responsibility at Pernod Ricard, said, “Workday is more comprehensive, simpler and faster, putting the employee back at the heart of Human Resources management, and will enable us to improve efficiency. This project is in line with our HR transformation programme launched six months ago and whose aim is to make our culture – primarily one of “convivialité” – a performance accelerator”.

Many initiatives affecting the majority of the Group’s functions will continue to be announced in the coming weeks as part of the “Transform & Accelerate” Strategic Plan.

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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.

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