Published On 06/21/2016

Pernod Ricard, the leading beverage alcohol group in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016

The Newsweek Green Rankings 2016 have just ranked Pernod Ricard 46th out of the leading 500 international groups listed on the stock exchange, with a score of 70.90%. This ranking places Pernod Ricard right at the top of the list of the beverage alcohol groups that are most committed to the environment and sustainable development.


The Score achieved by Pernod Ricard recognises the Group’s ongoing and daily work in the five key areas of commitment, as follows: 

  • Deployment of efficient environmental governance,
  • Promotion of sustainable agriculture and biodiversity protection,
  • Preservation of water resources,
  • Reduction in energy consumption and carbon footprint,
  • Commitment to a sustainable approach in developing our products and reducing the impact of waste.


Between 2010 and 2015, the following was achieved in each area of commitment:

  • 96% of our 99 production sites were ISO 14001 certified, representing 99.7% of product volumes,
  • 78% of our 5,700 hectares of vineyards were certified to environmental standards,
  • 14% reduction in water consumption per unit produced,
  • 16% reduction in energy consumption and 26% reduction in CO2 emissions per unit produced,
  • 76% reduction in solid waste landfilled or incinerated per unit produced.


Jean-François Roucou, Group Director of Sustainable Performance of Pernod Ricard, said, “We are delighted to see our longstanding commitment recognised by the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016. We believe that leadership is not possible without environmental excellence. Preserving, improving and passing on our terroir, from which our brands are produced, sometimes having been so for centuries, is a strategic priority. In this way, we are supporting our long-term vision and the future of both our brands and our Group.”

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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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