Pernod Ricard generates different types of waste during the life cycle of its products: organic waste from the processing of agricultural resources in particular, and packaging waste. To limit the impact of this waste on the natural environment (water, soil, atmosphere, landscape), the Group runs eco-design, recycling and reduction-at-source initiatives.
MAKING BETTER USE OF BY-PRODUCTS AND ORGANIC WASTE
- A majority of the Group grain distilleries convert the distillers grains into distillers dark grains, adehydrated food for farm, rich in proteines and easy to stock. It is currently the case in Scotland, Ireland, Canada and India
- in Sweden, the distilling slops of ABSOLUT distillery flow into the porcine farms of the Ahus area to create a real "industrial ecosystem"
Since 2007/2008, the amount of buried or incinerated organic wastes has been reduced by 78%.
RECYCLING SOLID WASTE: A GROWING CONCERN
Good practice: Pernod committed to recycling its waste
The Pernod plant in Marseille is located in an area where there are nearly 400 businesses. As part of the Arnavant association, the company, which recycles 95% of its waste, has signed up to a shared waste collection project. The Arnavert task force issued an invitation to tender relating to the pooling of waste management. 8 tonnes of electric and electronic waste were collected and processed in 2010.