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Pernod Ricard Winemakers has been named as one of the top companies to work in Australia and New Zealand in the 2023 Best Places to Work List.

The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, is based on a rigorous assessment process managed by Australia’s leading behavioural science consultancy, Inventium. The award recognises companies that foster adaptability and agility, and those that have teams who are able to remain productive, creative and focused in a modern world full of digital distractions, whilst also pioneering best-practice in areas such as wellbeing, flexibility and equality.

Named as the best performing alcohol company within the Manufacturing & Consumer Goods Category, the award recognises our commitment to creating a respectful, diverse and sustainable workplace.

Christian Campanella, HR, Communications, Sustainability and Responsibility Director, said “from over 700 nominated organisations across Australia and New Zealand, we are thrilled to be listed on the AFR BOSS 2023 Best Places to Work list, ranking 7th within the Manufacturing & Consumer Goods category.

“This award is a celebration of our unique culture as creators of conviviality. Through the work of our four passionate employee led peer networks who champion Gender Equality, LGBTQIA+ Pride, Cultural Diversity and First Nations, as well as a continued focus on providing flexibility and wellbeing support, we’ve been working to create environments where people feel comfortable to truly be themselves.”

In the past 12 months, Pernod Ricard Winemakers has made significant strides in our Diversity and Inclusion journey, including:

  • Updating our parental leave policy so that in addition to 15 weeks paid primary carers leave and 4 weeks non-primary carers leave, our people are also eligible to three weeks superannuation on the unpaid portion of primary carers leave. It also includes full and short term parental leave for Foster or Kinship Care (up to age 5) and six weeks Surrogate and Adoption leave to support our people who will not become the child’s carer with recovery post-childbirth. We also introduced that parental leave can be taken flexibly, rather than in a single continuous period, and is available within the first 24-months of a child entering the family. It also allows for two weeks bereavement leave for early pregnancy loss and full parental leave entitlement for perinatal loss post 20 weeks
  • Introducing Carers Leave, which allows carers to take 52 weeks off (unpaid) to undertake their caring responsibilities.
  • We launched a Menopause and Hormonal Support Guide to support people experiencing menopause, fertility treatment, gender transition or health conditions treated with hormonal therapy
  • We formalised a Floating Leave scheme, allowing our people to celebrate the holidays that really matter to them


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