More than 18,000 Pernod Ricard employees joined together this week to celebrate the company's 8th Responsib’ALL day.
On June 7, staff worldwide engaged in over 100 projects to show their commitment to local communities.
In Sydney, Pernod Ricard employees supported the restoration of Cattai National Park in the Hawkesbury region, alongside charity partner Conservation Volunteers Australia. More than 200 Sydney team members, including MD Bryan Fry (above, main), took part in a range of activities, including planting trees, removing waste and weeds, as well as learning about the history of the site.
Bruno Rain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pernod Ricard Winemakers (below) said: “Responsib’ALL Day is our global initiative where all our teams have the opportunity to come together on the same day to support the environment and the communities in which we operate.
“This year we are proud to partner with Conservation Volunteers Australia on projects across the country in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland, including the restoration of the Cattai National Park in Sydney.”
Pernod Ricard participates in projects to support the local environment and community in Australia, activity includes:
• The installation of the largest private solar panel project in South Australia. Due to be completed in 2019, the project will generate over 4000 Mega Watt Hours (MWh) of clean renewable electricity per year, reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 2500 tonnes. This is likely to reduce annual electricity usage by 20%.
• In partnership with the Natural Resources Management Board and local landowners, an aquatic restoration project has removed invasive ash and olive trees from the banks of Jacob’s Creek, allowing native species of aquatic wildlife to flourish. A recent aquatic survey revealed that there has been a steady increase in mountain galaxiids, tadpoles, shrimp and yabbies over the past two years.
• Pernod Ricard runs a ‘Willing to Give’ program where employees can take a day of volunteering leave to support a charity of their choice.
Here are some photographs of Pernod Ricard staffers around the world - including Australia, United States, New Zealand and Spain - on Responsib’ALL Day: