PERNOD RICARD - Universal Registration Document 2019-2020
3. SUSTAINABILITY & RESPONSIBILITY The four pillars of the good times from a good place roadmap
To address its new 2030 goals, Pernod Ricard will start by defining the Group Sustainable Agriculture Key Principles. It will also explore opportunities for regenerative agriculture experimentation and collaboration with academic partners to test innovative agriculture techniques and practices. Environmental certification
Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand
Entwine Australia ISO 14001
ISO 14001/ Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE/High Environmental Value)/Sustainable winegrowing standards in Champagne ISO 14001/ Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE/High Environmental Value)/Sustainable winegrowing standards in Cognac
California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA)
Consumption of synthetic crop protection products Consumption of crop protection products has significantly decreased in our vineyards since 2013 (-49%). This year, a total of 39 tonnes of active ingredients are used in vineyards operated by the Group. Below are some examples of practices designed to reduce the use of synthetic crop protection products: having grass or cover crops between vine rows rather than bare soil; using pheromones instead of agrochemicals to combat insects (sexual confusion); using mineral fungicides (152.2 tonnes of sulphur and 5.2 tonnes of copper used in FY20).
In addition, specific work is being carried out to reduce the use of herbicides. Four of our vineyards have therefore chosen to no longer use them (Cognac, Champagne, Spain and China). 335 hectares of our vineyards, representing 6% of the total managed by the Group, are managed to organic agriculture standards that do not use any synthetic crop protection products.
Consumption per hectare of active ingredient (kg ai/ha)
FY13 – FY20
Water and energy consumption in the vineyards In FY20, the vineyards operated by the Group used: 10.5 million m 3 of water, mainly for irrigation. This is done using the drip irrigation technique, which is now used at all of the Group’s irrigated vineyards. This reduces the water supplied to the absolute minimum necessary; 184.108.40.206 Pernod Ricard’s business is dependent on agriculture. The Group commits to implementing resilient agricultural practices in partnership with supporting suppliers that respect the land and neighbouring ecosystems. More specifically, Pernod Ricard will: support its suppliers in improving the sustainability of their production;
14,900 MWh (less than 1% of the consumption of the Group’s production sites).
Promote and develop resilient agricultural supply chains
adapt and build resilience faced with climate change, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions; help maintain ecosystems by progressively improving land and water quality.
Pernod Ricard Universal Registration Document 2019-2020
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