Pernod Ricard’s sustainability and responsibility initiative

Pernod Ricard’s 9th edition of ‘Responsib’ALL Day’ was comprised of 500 local employees, who joined 19,000 colleagues globally to bring ‘Good Times from a Good Place’ as a part of the company’s Sustainability and Responsibility initiative.

Activity around the country took place in Auckland, Blenheim, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Christchurch. Pernod Ricard has aligned their ‘2030 Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap’ alongside the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The bottom line for Pernod Ricard is that they want both the business and their employees to reimagine the way they use, dispose and minimise waste.

Employees from over 85 countries will engage in over 100 local community projects to support and contribute to society. Across New Zealand, teams worked towards crafting nesting rafts for dabchicks, harvesting olives at Burleigh Memorial Olive Grove, volunteering with Defender Bags to make billboards into bags, and cleaning rubbish from the South Brighton Estuary in Christchurch.

Tracey Marshall, New Zealand sustainability manager for Pernod Ricard, said, “We are proud to have the opportunity to participate in a unique global initiative that sees 19,000 team members spend the day giving back to their local communities. Our team looks forward to this opportunity every year because we recognise that we have a responsibility to work towards creating a better world for future generations and to address sustainability issues our consumers and communities face.”