SUSTAINABILITY & RESPONSIBILITY
Sustainability and Responsibility at the heart of our business
Sustainability and Responsibility (S&R) focuses on all aspects of our production, from grape to glass, with clear 2030 objectives supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (see the full list of SDGs here). Building on our past successes, we aim to ambitiously push our business further, using inclusive partnerships that bring shared value to all. We believe that there can be no conviviality without responsibility and being creators of conviviality means above all considering that sustainable value can only truly exist when it is created for the benefit of all. We aspire to create a more convivial world without excess. Details of our 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility commitments are outlined in our “Good Times from a Good Place” 2030 Roadmap.
Good times from a good place
Bringing good times from a good place means we’re passionate hosts. We fight alcohol misuse, and we strive to create a better way to enjoy our wines. We’re also respectful guests, protecting and nurturing our terroirs and environments. - Nurturing Terroir - Valuing People - Circular Making - Responsible Hosting
‘Responsib’ALL Day’ is an opportunity for our employees all over the world to spend a whole day away from their daily tasks to engage local community projects. There can be no conviviality without responsibility and being creators of conviviality means above all considering that sustainable value can only truly exist when it is created for the benefit of all.
PRW AUSTRALIA PLUGS INTO 100% RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY
Pernod Ricard Winemakers has become the first large wine company in Australia to be solely powered by renewable electricity. All the business's Australian sites are now using renewable electricity thanks to the completion of the nation's biggest combined winery solar installation alongside a 10-year agreement to source renewable electricity. 10,300 solar panels have been installed across our Barossa Valley wineries, and the remainder of our annual electricity requirements are now met by generation from solar and wind sources.
PRW SECURES ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
Pernod Ricard Winemakers' commitment to achieve 100% renewable electricity through solar generation and renewable power purchase agreements, along with our focus on circular making, saw the business secure the South Australia Wine Industry Association's Environmental Excellence award for 2019. This is the fourth win in this category in the past five years for the business, highlighting Pernod Ricard Winemakers' industry leadership in sustainability and responsibility.
PRW - 2019 GREEN COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Leading trade publication The Drinks Business has chosen Pernod Ricard Winemakers as its Green Company of the Year for 2019. The judges were particularly impressed by our investment program in green initiatives across Australia, New Zealand, Spain and the US, matched to local thinking with a global reach. Their praise also highlighted our move to 100% renewable electricity in Australia, the restoration of native wetlands in New Zealand, our reforestation program in California, and Campo Viejo's Wineries for Climate Protection certification.