Published On 06/13/2018

Pernod Ricard distinguished again for its CSR approach

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 > Pernod Ricard confirms its global leadership in the Beverage industry in terms of CSR according to the Vigeo Eiris ranking of May 2018

 > According to the EcoVadis ranking, Pernod Ricard ranks among the 3% of top global companies with the most advanced level of commitment to CSR

The Vigeo Eiris ranking confirms Pernod Ricard's position as the world leader in CSR performance in the beverage sector, with an overall score of 63/100*. The Group reports on an advanced environmental strategy, and discloses a commitment covering all of its environmental responsibilities with quantified targets to address water, energy, CO2 emissions, biodiversity, packaging and waste.

With a surge of five points, compared to November 2016, Pernod Ricard joined:

-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

Pernod Ricard has been a constituent of the Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘Eurozone 120’ and Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘Europe 120’ indices since December 2014.

Vigeo Eiris specifically hailed Pernod Ricard’s commitments, actions and results in the fields of social and environmental responsibility.

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EcoVadis highlights Pernod Ricard's progress in social responsibility by awarding it a score of 75/100**. It therefore is among the 3% of top global companies that have made the most advanced commitments to CSR.

Pernod Ricard improved by +18 points compared to the last rating in 2011. The Group has been awarded the ‘Gold Recognition level’, reserved for only 5% of the highest-ranking companies. Pernod Ricard's commitment is the most effective in environmental issues, rewarded with a score of 90/100.

“We congratulate Pernod Ricard on their strong progress and for achieving the Gold Recognition. They are among the best in our industry benchmark on environment and social themes.” said Pierre-François Thaler, co-CEO of EcoVadis. “This is a great example of a leader who is also driving all its suppliers to improve CSR performance across its entire supply chain.”

* The Vigeo Eiris methodology assesses six areas: Environment, Community Involvement, Human Resources, Human Rights, Business Behaviour, Corporate Governance. 

** Four areas are assessed when using the EcoVadis methodology: Environment, Labour Practices, Fair Business Practices and Sustainable Procurement. 

Cédric Ramat, EVP, Human Resources, Sustainability & Responsibility, said:

"Today, we are very proud of the scores obtained in the rankings published by Vigeo Eiris and EcoVadis, two leading organisations in sustainable performance. We truly consider that sustainable success should benefit all and therefore our ambition is to go a step further. In line with this, we have started an internal reflection on our sustainability and responsible approach piloted by Vanessa Wright, our new Group Vice President Sustainability and Responsibility. "

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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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