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
- in India, grape marc at the Nasik wine production facility is reused to extract the grapeseed oil;
- in Mexico, Casa Pedro Domecq has invested in a complete industrial plant that significantly reduces the volume of agave residue drawn from the tequila distillation process by converting it into compost and fertiliser. This original process is the result of research carried out by the subsidiary.
Over the long term, the quantity of organic waste has been reduced considerably (-58% since 2008) and by reusing organic by-products, waste sent to landfill or for incineration now accounts for just 0.45% of by-products.
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.