Sustainability

Pernod Ricard Winemakers produces its wines with integrity, caring for the environment and acting sustainably to protect our planet. We conduct our operations to protect and improve our environment by adhering to our Environment Policy.

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Land

At Pernod Ricard Winemakers we consider ourselves caretakers of the land. Our responsibilities extend throughout the vineyards and drive sustainable viticulture practices and the protection of our ecosystems.

Our Approach

100%

Australia and New Zealand vineyards sustainably managed

224HA

Native plantings to improve biodiversity

Our Progress

74%

Less water consumption across our winery and packaging sites

Case Study

Jacob's Creek Restoration

For more than a decade we have been working to preserve and regenerate important sections of the Jacob’s Creek catchment. It’s a large-scale project which recognises a once-in-a-generation opportunity to return a significant amount of land to native vegetation.

Non-native plants and trees have been replaced with indigenous natives to improve biodiversity and as a result many native species of frogs, fish and waterbirds have returned to the area.
In partnership with the Natural Resource Management Board, we are also giving some vineyard land back to the project, so these special areas remain here for decades to come.

Energy

Improving energy efficiency and lowering carbon emissions is a priority, with innovative solutions introduced throughout the supply chain.

Our Approach

23%

Less energy used

45%

Electricity purchased from renewable energy suppliers

Our Progress

1/4

Less energy used from 2010 to 2013

Case Study

Campo Viejo Efficiencies

The Campo Viejo winery cleverly makes full use of gravity for grape reception and processing, which both reduces the need for energy and ensures the fruit reaches the fermenters in the best condition.

The split-level design of the building uses underground facilities offering consistent temperatures and stable humidity levels that reduce the need for refrigeration. It also takes advantage of the natural convection and ventilation created by the building’s north-south orientation.

Materials

Material efficiency and waste minimisation are both important considerations in our day-to-day operations.

Our Approach

90%

Of solid waster reused and recycled

59T

Less packaging

Our Progress

33%

Less waste to landfill, by reusing and recycling materials

Case Study

Slimming down cardboard cartons

Our winery operations in Australia, New Zealand and Spain have been working in partnership with suppliers to improve the eco-design of cardboard packaging.

We have successfully optimised the thickness of the cardboard used while still retaining the strength required to safely transport bottles. In addition, we have also increased the recycled content of cartons, and reduced and reused secondary packaging.

Water

With water quality and availability a significant global issue we have focused our conservation efforts across our vineyards and areas of higher water stress.

Our Approach

164M

Litres less water consumed by industrial sites

208M

Litres of winery waster water recovered for reuse

Our Progress

78%

Less water consumption across our winery and packaging sites

Case Study

Campo Viejo Water Management

Our Campo Viejo winery has a comprehensive water saving program that delivers a consumption rate 80% below the regional average.

The program includes initiatives such as filtration and recovery of water used for bottle rinsing, hoses fitted with pistols with automatic shutoff, high pressure equipment for floor cleaning, a Clean In Place system for the sterilisation of fillers and hi-tech automated barrel cleaning.