Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Liquor distributor and producer
Regional entity of Pernod Ricard, the world's #2 wine and spirits producer. Purchased Australian wine companies Orlando Wines in 1989, and Wyndham Estate in 1990. Formerly known as Premium Wine Brands.
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| Pernod Ricard SA
owns 100% of Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd
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This company won awards in 2015 and 2017 from the Australian Packaging Covenant, for demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability by performing 'above and beyond' in their efforts to minimise waste. This company achieved the highest overall score in their category, food and beverage company.
[Source 2017][More on Packaging]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'red' in Greenpeace's 2010 Truefood Guide, signifying they may include GM-derived ingredients in their products. This includes brands that either: contain GM derived ingredients; have no clear policy on GM-derived ingredients; and/or have ignored or refused Greenpeace's request for information regarding their policies on GM-derived ingredients.
[Source 2010][More on Genetic Engineering]
This company has a number of environmental claims on its website in the areas of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption; reducing the environmental impact of packaging; improving waste management; minimising water usage; driving the adoption of sustainable agriculture; and caring for our land.
[Source 2013][More on Environmental claims]
Some of this company's products are certified organic by NASAA.
[Source 2018][More on Eco-Certification]
This company makes voluntary contributions to DrinkWise Australia, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005 by the alcohol industry, whose stated goal is to help bring about a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia.
[Source 2015][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Dec 2015, this company was one of 579 local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2013-14. Please note however that companies pay income tax on profits, not revenue (total income). While some companies use tax havens and loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, other companies that paid no tax have perfectly legitimate reasons.
[Source 2015][More on Finance]
|Pernod Ricard SA|
This company received a score of 70.9/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
A 2013 peer-reviewed report indentified three CSR tactics employed by alcohol companies (including this one) which are closely tied in with the industry's underlying corporate intents. First, the alcohol manufacturers employ CSR as a means to frame issues, define problems and guide policy debates. In doing this, the alcohol companies are able to deflect and shift the blame from those who manufacture and promote alcoholic products to those who consume them. Second, the alcohol corporations promote CSR initiatives on voluntary regulation in order to delay and offset alcohol control legislation. Third, the alcohol corporations undertake philanthropic sponsorships as a means of indirect brand marketing as well as gaining preferential access to emerging alcohol markets
[Source 2013][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: improve water security.
[Source 2017][More on Climate Change]
This company is a signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, whose goal is to eliminate plastic pollution at its source.
[Source 2019][More on Oceans]
Pernod Ricard SA's Corporate Social Responsibility report cites plans, activities and some results including: a reduction in water consumption per production unit by 23% since 2008; a fall in CO2 emissions at manufacturing plants; organic waste reduction of 58% since 2008; recycling rate of solid waste now 84%.
[Source 2013][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company is a member of Bonsucro - Better Sugar Cane Initiative, a global non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation fostering the sustainability of the sugarcane sector through its leading metric-based certification scheme and its support for continuous improvement for members.
[Source 2017][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
The 2017 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assessed 98 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world from the Agricultural Products, Apparel and Extractives sectors on 100 human rights indicators. This company's score was in the 30-39 band range. The overall average score was 28.7%.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||$512 million in 2011|
|# Employees||1056 in 2011|
|Address||Level 3, 16 Byfield St, North Ryde, NSW , 2113, Australia|
|Phone||02 8874 8222|
|Fax||02 8874 8223|
Products / BrandsPernod Ricard Winemakers
Absolut Botanik Premix Spirits
Ballantine's Scotch Whisky
Ballantines Premix Spirits
Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky
Havana Club Rum
Jameson Whisky (other)
Jameson Premix Spirits
The Glenlivet Scotch Whisky
West Coast Premix Spirits