Pernod Ricard ranked in top 3% of global companies for CSR commitment

The Vigeo Eiris ranking confirms Pernod Ricard's position as the world leader in CSR performance in the beverage sector, with an overall score of 63/100*. The Group reports on an advanced environmental strategy, and discloses a commitment covering all of its environmental responsibilities with quantified targets to address water, energy, CO2 emissions, biodiversity, packaging and waste.

With a surge of five points, compared to November 2016, Pernod Ricard joined:

-Euronext Vigeo Eiris 'World 120' index, which selects the 120 most advanced companies worldwide for corporate responsibility

-The Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘France 20’ index, which selects the 20 most advanced companies in France

Pernod Ricard has been a constituent of the Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘Eurozone 120’ and Euronext Vigeo Eiris ‘Europe 120’ indices since December 2014.

Vigeo Eiris specifically hailed Pernod Ricard’s commitments, actions and results in the fields of social and environmental responsibility.

EcoVadis highlights Pernod Ricard's progress in social responsibility by awarding it a score of 75/100**. It therefore is among the 3% of top global companies that have made the most advanced commitments to CSR.

Pernod Ricard improved by +18 points compared to the last rating in 2011. The Group has been awarded the ‘Gold Recognition level’, reserved for only 5% of the highest-ranking companies. Pernod Ricard's commitment is the most effective in environmental issues, rewarded with a score of 90/100.

Cédric Ramat, EVP, Human Resources, Sustainability & Responsibility at Pernod Ricard said:

"Today, we are very proud of the scores obtained in the rankings published by Vigeo Eiris and EcoVadis, two leading organisations in sustainable performance. We truly consider that sustainable success should benefit all and therefore our ambition is to go a step further. In line with this, we have started an internal reflection on our sustainability and responsible approach piloted by Vanessa Wright, our new Group Vice President Sustainability and Responsibility. "