Pernod Ricard’s industrial activities use different forms of energy. Some of it comes from fossil fuels and is therefore non-renewable. Reducing energy consumption is an important challenge for the Group. To succeed, particular effort is being made at distilleries, which account for 83% of Pernod Ricard’s total consumption.
CONSTANT QUEST FOR IMPROVEMENT
- careful, ongoing monitoring and management of energy consumption;
- onsite energy diagnostics;
introduction of energy management systems.
- use of renewable energies to replace fossil fuels.
Good practice: Chivas Brothers in ScotlandChivas Brothers, whose distilleries account for 25% of the Group’s energy consumption, has launched a plan to reduce energy consumption at all of its sites, investing in heavy machinery such as third-generation thermocompressors.
The subsidiary has also taken action to recover and recycle energy within its processes. For example, Chivas Brothers reuses the heat generated by the distillation process to dry the residues from the first distillation.
In doing so, Chivas Brothers’ various distilleries have reduced their consumption by between 9% and 35% since 2002.
PROGRESS IN THE WHOLE GROUP
- the Group’s energy consumption amounted to 1,575,545 Gwh, the equivalent of a city of 350,000 inhabitants.
- since 2008, the Group has reduced its energy consumption per production unit (litre of pure alcohol) by 23%.