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


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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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