SUSTAINABILITY & RESPONSIBILITY
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.
Sustainability and Responsibility focuses on all aspects of our production, from grape to glass. Building on our past successes, we aim to ambitiously push our business further using inclusive partnerships that bring shared value to all. Learn more about our S&R related achievements here.
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, while protecting and nurturing our terroirs and environments. To achieve this, we created the 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap which focuses on four pillars: Nurturing Terroir, Valuing People, Circular Making and Responsible Hosting. We also work towards clear 2030 objectives supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
‘Responsib’ALL Day’ is an opportunity for our 1,800 Pernod Ricard Winemakers employees across four countries to spend a whole day away from their daily tasks to engage local community projects. From building bird boxes to creating mulch, upcycling our crates to repurposing waste, on our last Responsib'ALL Day our team members donated over 13,000 hours of their time to the 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.
PACIFIC 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.
ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
The South Australia Wine Industry Association awarded Pernod Ricard Winemakers with the Environmental Excellence Award in 2019. The fourth win in this category in the past five years, the business was acknowledged for its commitment to sustainability in the wine industry and particularly for its commitment to 100% renewable electricity.
2019 GREEN COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Leading trade publication, The Drinks Business, chose Pernod Ricard Winemakers as its Green Company of the Year for 2019. The judges were particularly impressed by the 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 the restoration of native wetlands in New Zealand, our reforestation program in California, and Campo Viejo's Wineries for Climate Protection certification.
FOREVER PROTECTING OUR KAITUNA WETLANDS
As part of our commitment to protect the land in our local communities, our Kaituna Wetlands has become the first Marlborough vineyard to be protected by the QEII National Trust. Over the last 150-years, New Zealand has lost 90 percent of its wetlands due to farming, pollution and invasive plants and this partnership will aid the protection of biodiversity and heritage on private land that is critical to reversing the decline of indigenous biodiversity and preserving our history. The Kaituna Wetlands contains one of the largest areas of Raupo wetland on the Wairau plains and our New Zealand team has spent the past decade restoring the 5-hectare wetland, with weed and pest eradication, along with thousands of trees planted.
JACK LONDON STATE PARK PARTNERSHIP
Kenwood Vineyards has played a key role in helping provide support and financial funding to the Jack London State Park in Sonoma to keep the mission going. Between 2014-2017 the winery donated $315,000 to aid the restoration of the historic winery ruins located within the park, along with other key initiatives. In 2018, Kenwood Winery again supported the park with a $25,000 donation to support new exhibits in the museum focused on "Sustainable Agriculture & Treasuing the Land".