Pernod Ricard takes responsibility for the environment
Pernod Ricard Sweden seeks to contribute actively to environmentally sustainable development. Our overarching priorities include reduced impact on the environment, sustainable agriculture and the optimised use of natural resources. All business units strive to reduce their impact on the global, regional and local environment.
PERNOD RICARD REDUCING CLIMATE IMPACT
Pernod Ricard assesses its climate impact on a regular basis. The entire value chain is analysed, not only our own production. Based on these assessments, we formulate targets and plans of action to reduce our greenhouse emissions. Pernod Ricard strives to reduce emissions as much as possible by enhancing efficiency and using renewable fuels. We are considering measures to offset our remaining climate impact.
Over the past five years, Pernod Ricard has decreased its energy consumption by 16 percent and carbon emissions by 26 percent per unit produced. We now target reducing energy consumption by 20 percent and carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2020.
PERNOD RICARD REDUCING WATER CONSUMPTION
Since clean water is essential for the quality of our drinks, water quality is monitored closely and water consumption continuously. Pernod Ricard constantly strives to reduce its uptake of fresh water and to ensure that any waste water does not adversely affect the environment.
Over the past five years, Pernod Ricard has reduced its total water consumption by 14 percent and is now making investments aimed at reducing water consumption by 20 percent by 2020. Pernod Ricard is also implementing specific measures in locations where fresh water is scarce. We do not want our operations to have a negative impact on the local community’s access to clean water.
PERNOD RICARD REDUCING WASTE AND CLOSING THE LOOPS
Ecodesign and circular economy are not merely buzzwords at Pernod Ricard, but very much a reality. Pernod Ricard conducts lifecycle assessments on all products including their packaging. Packaging is designed to maximise opportunities for recycling and reuse. In addition to new materials, we also are also reducing the weight of existing glass bottles. Pernod Ricard Sweden is one of the leading players in Sweden in terms of supplying products in lightweight glass. In recent years, the weight of our bottles has decreased by an average 30 percent.
PERNOD RICARD INVESTS IN ORGANIC FARMING
Sustainable agriculture that promotes ecological diversity is important to Pernod Ricard and numerous projects are being implemented among our producers, ranging from wetlands restoration to replanting of endangered plant species. Pernod Ricard is also adapting a significant portion of its production to be organically certified and we are continually launching new organic wines. Pernod Ricard Sweden also includes Fairtrade wine in its range.