Pernod Ricard ensures that its suppliers and staff are made well aware of its sustainable development values and ethics. The Group has established the framework of a responsible procurement policy common to all subsidiaries.
A GLOBAL APPROACH
PROACTIVE APPROACHES ALL ALONG THE CHAIN
For the last 10 years, The Absolut Company (Sweden) has been working in direct collaboration with farmers to promote more sustainable and environmentally friendly wheat growing practices.
Two Group companies, Orlando Wines and Pernod Ricard New Zealand, have implemented a plan to reduce the weight of Jacob’s Creek and Brancott Estate bottles. Depending on the model, the weight has been reduced by 50, 180 or even 240 grams, saving a total of 11,400 tonnes of glass per year.
These changes in dimensions have helped optimise palletisation plans by increasing the load per pallet from 36 to 38 boxes.Alongside this reduction in weight, bigger containers are now used for long-distance shipping (40 feet, versus 20 beforehand).
Orlando Wines and Pernod Ricard New Zealand have worked with their UK clients to improve end deliveries: vehicle journeys have thus fallen from 1,000 to 800 per year
in collaboration with many of its clients and to make its distribution model more effective, Pernod Ricard UK has developed a new IT application. This registers expected orders and draws up a preparation and delivery schedule according to volumes, optimising the transport of goods before they are dispatched.
Transport cycles are also being reviewed: For shipments of its products packed in China, Martell has set up a more direct route for its Cognac to reach Le Havre, cutting out a storage stop in Épernay.