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Press release - Paris, 3 June 2016
Yesterday, on 2 June, 18,500 employees across Pernod Ricard’s 85 affiliates worked all day long to bring conviviality to their local communities. Tools in hand, they rolled up their sleeves and spent an entire day working to build and renovate communal spaces for the benefit of local communities around the world. These actions took place as part of the sixth edition of Pernod Ricard’s Responsib’All Day, a unique annual event during which all employees act as the frontline ambassadors of the Group’s CSR commitments.
France: The whole Paris teams in the field
In Paris, 400 employees from the Group’s Headquarters, the Pernod Ricard Europe Middle East Africa entity and Havana Club were involved. They spent the day working to build furniture, greenhouses and a dancefloor for local associations, as well as helping with the construction of living spaces. Despite the bad weather and difficulties related to the public transport strikes, all the employees shared a great moment of conviviality. Find out more in the short video https://youtu.be/rooaN9UFBcg
Ireland: 750Km of cycling over five days for a very worthy cause.
To celebrate Responsib’All Day, a group of 28 Irish employees cycled from Dublin to Paris, crossing the finish line to attend the Paris event. They have raised money that will go to a charity: the Cork Association for Autism.
Dominican Republic: 3 houses refurbished
Near Santo Domingo city, in the rural neighbourhood of La Berna, the company’s 24 employees started to refurbish the houses of three families in need, a tradition called “pintaton”. Due to the very bad weather conditions, they will complete the project in the coming days.
New Zealand: Helping those who help the community
New Zealand kicked off Responsib’All Day as the first time-zone. Among the many projects across the country, 90 head office employees painted, cleaned and gardened at the headquarters of Auckland City Mission, one of the largest and most respected local social services agencies.
Russia: A cultural project in Moscow
Pernod Ricard Russia employees were involved in building a summer “set” with an open stage and terrace for one of the oldest theatres in the Moscow region, the Istra Drama Theatre.
Taiwan: Employees supporting the aboriginal community
In Taiwan, the 130 Pernod Ricard employees devoted their Responsib’All Day to working in an aboriginal village, Gaoyi, whose inhabitants mostly belong to the Ataya tribe. They renovated the meeting place of the local Community Development Association, after a renovation project was launched in May by Pernod Ricard’s construction contractor.
South Africa: Collaborating with NGOs
In South Africa, the 347 employees partnered with several local NGOs identified through the affiliate’s CSR programme, “PR Cares”. On 2 June, they visited regional communities in partnership with former Springbok rugby player Cornal Hendricks’ Foundation and the association created by international footballer Andre Arendse, “Safe Hands Soccer”.
As Pernod Ricard’s Chairman and CEO, Alexandre Ricard, explained, “This sixth edition has been a very special day for us all. Firstly, because Responsib’All Day is a unique event when our 18,500 employees are the leading ambassadors of our commitments, and secondly, because we wanted to work alongside our local communities, and both the number and quality of more than 100 projects run in one day are amazing. We are a committed company based on highly dedicated employees.”
The page http://pernod-ricard.fr/14793/la-rse/responsib-all-day-2016 provides you access to all the images of the 2016 edition of the Responsib’All Day around the world as well as to the videos of the projects listed here above (available in the very coming days).
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s No 2 in wines and spirits with consolidated sales of €8,558 million in 2014/15. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier- Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,500 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 85 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.
Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.