Pernod Ricard's CSR initiatives recognized at the highest level11/28/2016
Press release - Paris, 28 November 2016
- Pernod Ricard is the Beverage industry’s number 1 company according to Vigeo Eiris’s September 2016 assessment,
- Included in Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘World 120’ and ‘France 20’ indices
- A- rating awarded in the CDP ranking
Vigeo Eiris recently announced the constituents of the Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices, which are composed of the highest-ranking listed companies according to the agency’s evaluation of their performance in corporate responsibility.
According to this assessment, Pernod Ricard is ranked number 1, making it the world leader for corporate responsibility in the Beverage industry, based on a panel of 39 companies.
With an overall score of 58/100, Pernod Ricard will be included as of 1 December 2016 in both:
- the 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.
Since December 2014, Pernod Ricard is also a constituent of the Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘Eurozone 120’ and Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘Europe 120’ indices.
In addition, Pernod Ricard recently received an A- score from CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) in its 2016 report on the fight against climate change. With an overall rating of A-, Pernod Ricard is one of the programme leaders, as the average rating is C. Companies considered as 'excellent' by CDP are those that have developed a specific strategy and actions to better manage climate change, whether it be for their own production sites or across the entire value chain. The A- rating equates to the 'Leadership' level in the CDP ranking. The CDP recognises our significant 25% reduction in CO2 emissions per unit produced on production sites between 2010 and 2016, and, our ambition to reach -30% before 2020. This rating has only been awarded to 17% of companies who answered the CDP questionnaire, and 26% of companies in the consumer goods industry.
Cédric Ramat, Human Resources and Sustainability & Responsibility Director, Pernod Ricard commented, “We are proud that our actions have been acknowledged by both Vigeo Eiris and CDP, international reference bodies for CSR. This recognition confirms that corporate social responsibility is foremost in Pernod Ricard's strategic concerns. Reconciling economic efficiency, respect of stakeholders, environmental conservation, consumer protection, and the sharing of culture is a daily challenge.
About Vigeo Eiris
Vigeo Eiris is a global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research to investors and public and private corporates.
Vigeo Eiris offers two types of services through separate business units:
- Vigeo Eiris rating, offers a large range of products and services designed for all kind of investors and covering all sustainable and ethical investment practices.
- Vigeo Eiris enterprise works with organizations of all sizes, from all sectors, public and private, to support them in the integration of ESG criteria into their business functions and strategic operations.
Vigeo Eiris methodology and rating services adhere to the strictest quality standards and have been certified to the independent ARISTA® standard.
Vigeo Eiris is present in Paris, London, Boston, Brussels, Casablanca, Milan, Montreal and Santiago and has a team of 200. The agency works with partners through its “Vigeo Eiris Global Network” in every continent. For further information, please visit www.vigeo eiris.com
About CDP Europe
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 827 institutional investors with assets of over €89 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. More than 5,500 companies worldwide, of which nearly 1,800 in Europe, disclosed environmental information through CDP in 2016. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit http://www.cdp.net/europe or follow us @CDP.
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,682 million in 2015/16. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: 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, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier- Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,500 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 85 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.
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