Pernod Ricard Winemakers Recognised at The Drinks Business Green Awards

Our Sustainability & Responsibility initiatives have been recognised as among the best in the industry across four different categories at The Drinks Business Green Awards this week in London. The awards are the world’s largest programme dedicated to raising awareness of green issues in the drinks trade.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers has been acknowledged across the following four areas:

1. The Amorim Biodiversity Award: PRW – Jacob’s Creek: Commendation

The PRW Jacob’s Creek team were awarded a Commendation for the Biodiversity Award off the back of the success of the Jacob’s Creek Biodiversity project. The project has resulted in thriving aquatic life in the river beds of Jacob’s Creek, including a steady improvement of multiple species since the removal of invasive ash and olive trees from the banks of the creek.

2. The Amorim Sustainability Award for a Company – PRW Spain: Commendation

PRW Spain was recognised with a Commendation for the Sustainability Award for a Company this year for their dedication to creating a more sustainable future for our wineries in Spain. Multiple initiatives were considered in this category, including: using organic bi-products are reused as fertilisers or sent to other companies to use as raw material; reducing bottle weight by a third; and limiting water use at the winery, saving more than 20 Olympic pools of water every year.

3. Ethical Company of the Year – PRW USA: Commendation

When devastating wildfires broke out across Sonoma and Napa Counties in California, the team from PRW USA swiftly acted to support their neighbours and surrounding communities during their time of need. The amazing relief efforts of the team has resulted in the team being awarded a Commendation for the Ethical Company of the Year award this year.

4. Green Company of the Year – PRW: Runner-Up

Pernod Ricard Winemakers has also been recognised as a runner-up for the coveted Green Company of the Year award. The award recognises businesses that are environmentally focused across several areas such as carbon emissions, water use, waste treatment, impact on surroundings and those which benefit the local community socially and environmentally.

Chivas Brothers has also received a Commendation for The Water Award for measures that will see them achieve a net reduction in water consumption of 20% by 2020.

Any accolade in The Drinks Business Green Awards is an achievement and a powerful sign of credible sustainable practices. With consumers increasingly expecting brands and businesses to be socially and environmentally responsible, these awards are particularly important to us and our ongoing commitment to sustainable practice

Congratulations to our Sustainability teams and the many people across the business who have had input into these initiatives.

You can find out more about the awards and the winners here: