Pernod Ricard promotes a moderate drinking culture and combats alcohol misuse through education and enforcement campaigns run individually or, whenever possible, in partnership with other members of our industry, non-profit organisations and public authorities.
United Kingdom, Pernod Ricard UK, Chivas Brother
From July 2013 to June 2016
Pernod Ricard UK and Chivas Brothers are members of Best Bar None (BBN). BBN was established to promote and maintain an inclusive national Awards Scheme for all licensed premises across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, building on Good Practice and leading to an enhanced customer experience.
Pernod Ricard UK and Chivas Brothers joint partnership with Best Bar None (BBN)
To encourage responsible retailing in the UK on-trade and tackle the problem of underage drinking and associated anti-social behaviour
•Best Bar None raises standards and rewards excellence for those venues that attain the Award standard. This is delivered at a local level by active partnerships between the industry, local authorities and police.
•The Awards are based on core national standards with local flexibility to ensure they address local needs.
•Assessment of licensed premises is carried out by trained, impartial assessors, who ensure consistency of approach. The assessment criteria are clear and straightforward, with a minimum of bureaucracy and constructive feedback provided to all entrants.
Increasing number of the on-trade applying to be certified by BBN.
United Kingdom, Pernod Ricard UK
From July 2013 to June 2017
The Pernod Ricard global code of communications is embedded across the Pernod Ricard UK marketing teams, who all receive refresher training as required. A joint training session with The Portman Group and the Pernod Ricard UK Communications team is organised regularly for new joiners and agencies.
Working with The Portman Group to deliver marketing code training to make sure every employees from Marketing and Customer Marketing are trained when they join Pernod Ricard UK.
To ensure the full business - from the sales to operations - understand the key components of the code for commercial communications and most importantly that this is relevant across the business.
Training sessions for all new marketing and customers marketing starters with a Portman Group representative. We have run four training sessions for new starters on the Code of Communications so far in 2016.
This is an ongoing initiative. The Pernod Ricard UK policy of training all new marketing and marketing customers employees through sessions with a Portman Group representative means that the full business has an understanding of the code, and the confidence to make on the spot decisions when, for example, CSR issues are raised with customers.
United Kingdom, Pernod Ricard UK, Chivas Brother
From March 2011 to January 2015
The Public Health Responsibility Deal taps into the potential for businesses and other influential organisations to make a significant contribution to improving public health. The Responsibility Deal embodies the Government’s ambition for a more collaborative approach to tackling the challenges caused by our lifestyle choices. Organisations signing up to the Responsibility Deal commit to taking action voluntarily to improve public health through their responsibilities as employers, as well as through their commercial actions and their community activities. Organisations can sign up to be either national partners or local partners. The principles and ambitions of the Responsibility Deal are set out in its core commitments and supporting pledges. Collective pledges cover alcohol, food, health at work and physical activity.
Pernod Ricard UK and Chivas Brothers are fully supportive of the Government’s Responsibility Deal.
The Public Health Responsibility Deal aims to tap into the potential for businesses and other influential organisations to make a significant contribution to improving public health by helping us to create this environment. The Responsibility Deal embodies the Government’s ambition for a more collaborative approach to tackling the challenges caused by our lifestyle choices. Organisations signing up to the Responsibility Deal commit to taking action voluntarily to improve public health through their responsibilities as employers, as well as through their commercial actions and their community activities. Organisations can sign up to be either national partners or local partners. The principles and ambitions of the Responsibility Deal are set out in its core commitments and supporting pledges. Collective pledges covering alcohol, food, health at work and physical activity set out the specific actions that partners agree to take to support the Responsibility Deal
We have committed to all the alcohol pledges, as set out by the deal, which include featuring five responsible drinking messages on 80% of our labels by the end of 2013 (we have included four since 2007). These five messages are: pregnancy message, unit information, the Government's Daily Guidelines, a responsible drinking message and the Drinkaware website. Other pledges which we are committed to include;
As well as our on-going commitment to the Responsibility Deal, over 80% of Pernod Ricard labels in the UK include the five responsible drinking messages.
NB – the future of Responsibility Deal is uncertain due to change of UK government’s cabinet.
United Kingdom, Pernod Ricard UK
From January 2010 to January 2016
To help provide guidance for drivers about the dangers of drink driving, Pernod Ricard UK and the AA launched their tenth Christmas anti-drink driving campaign, fronted by Jameson.
Pernod Ricard UK marketing campaign will warn against drink driving in partnership with Automobile Association, an effective partnership targeted at influencing the behaviour of 18-34-year-old men, who make up 74% of drink driving casualties. To ensure that the campaign has maximum impact, it will be hyper-targeted using hotspot data to target key regions affected by drink-driving.
Edmund King, AA president, said: ““The number of drink driving incidents has significantly reduced through the years. We are seeing a societal shift around drink driving, with many people choosing a designated driver or organising taxis and other forms of transport for the end of the night. The message from the AA and Pernod Ricard UK remains unambiguous: if people are going to drive, then they should not drink, and if they are going to drink, don’t drive.
• The targeted digital ads will run over the festive season into January 2016 and will feature straplines including ‘Enjoy your evening - and your tomorrow’.
From January 2008 to December 2016
Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre is an International Programme of the wine sector to inspire healthy lifestyles and well-being, and to contribute to the reduction of alcohol related harm.
The Programme builds on scientific evidence, education and self-regulation to organise and empower the entire international wine value chain, in raising awareness and knowledge about responsible drinking patterns and moderate wine consumption.
Pernod Ricard has been supporting the programme since its creation.
The Social Responsibility Movement
Provide a common approach to foster wine sector contribution in the fight against alcohol related harm.
Empower wine professionals and promote responsible business practices.
Train professionals to improve knowledge and competences on wine, health and social aspects.
Responsible Commercial Communication
Promote and implement self-regulation practices to ensure responsibility in the commercial communication of wine.
Make available relevant and robust evidence-based scientific information, to secure credibility, enhance actions and facilitate dialogue on wine, health and social aspects.
Raise awareness and knowledge on drinking patterns compatible with a healthy lifestyle and inspire well-being. Art de Vivre Campaigns
Inspired by the culinary and cultural heritage of wine, promote moderation and responsibility in wine drinking as a cultural and social norm.
Make available evidence-based information, to help consumers make responsible choices compatible with a healthy lifestyle.
For more information: http://www.wineinmoderation.eu/
From June 2007 to December 2016
Since 2007, Pernod Ricard has adopted an internal Code which applies to all our advertising around the world. It has been revised in 2015 in order to be more in tune with consumers and competitive practices.
A joint taskforce of COMEX members and Responsible Marketing Panel members associated with the Global Business Development and Public Affairs teams proposed win-win modifications of the Code in order to accelerate our business while remaining compliant with our Sustainability & Responsibility commitments.
The strategy and ambitions of Pernod Ricard are based on a strong sense of ethics, but the Pernod Ricard code should adapt to new generations of consumers , evolution of medias as well as acknowledging competitor's practices.
During 5 months, the taskforce COMEX members and the Responsible Marketing Panel members work together to improve the Code for Commercial Communications. The Digital Acceleration Team also collabaroted to imbed the digital evolutions.
The joint taskforce dedicated to this code improvement agreed on the following major modifications :
Our responsible marketing e-learning is mandatory for people from marketing, legal and public affairs functions. So far, + 1 500 employees completed the e-learning and have the certificate of achievement.
From April 2012 to January 2016
A three-tier program to effectively strengthen alcohol advertising self-regulation at EU-28 level.
Leading producers from the beer, wine and spirits sectors today launched a comprehensive initiative to strengthen independent advertising self-regulatory schemes for alcohol beverage marketing by establishing a set of common, rigorous standards for their marketingcommunications throughout the European Union.
For the first time ever, the Responsible Marketing Pact creates common standards supported by major beer, wine and spirits producers (AB InBev, Bacardi, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg, Diageo, Heineken, Pernod Ricard and SABMiller) throughout the EU.
- Prevent minors from inadvertently seeing alcohol beverage marketingcommunications on social media ;- Set a common adult demographic standard for alcohol beverage marketing communications across all media, thereby limiting undue exposure of minors to drinks ads. (70/30 baseline standard) ; - Prohibit any alcohol beverage marketing communications that might be particularly attractive to minors by ensuring that the content of ads appeals primarily to adults.
As an EAHF (European Alcohol and Health Forum) commitment, the Responsible Marketing Pact has to comply with the monitoring and reporting requirements of the EAHF. It will be subject to continuous oversight by the European Commission and WFA will present a first progress report on implementation and compliance with the agreed common standards by June 2013.
From August 2014 to June 2015
Replicate existent US programs (1) “ASK, LISTEN AND LEARN” by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) and (2) “CLASSROOM CHAMPIONS” by Classroom Champions fitted to the Caribbean culture that will help fight underage drinking by teaching kids life skills. Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix is the most widely distributed, long-standing program of its kind in the US, empowering kids to say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and say “NO” to underage drinking. This helps kids realize the importance of goal setting, and the benefits of being knowledgeable on the effects of what they put in their growing body.Classroom Champions connects top performing athletes with students in high-need schools. Classroom Champions use video lessons and live video chat to motivate students to recognize their potential, set goals and dream big, while educating them in the practical use of communications technology.
The program is adapted for 4 countries: Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, and Haiti to: (i) pair an Olympian or National Team athlete as consistent role models to engage kids in underserved schools; (ii) teach students life skills and allow kids and teachers to make lessons relevant in their own lives; (iii) provide the students with mental, emotional and physical tools they need as they strive to accomplish the goals they learn to set themselves; and (iv) through the inclusion of the Ask, Listen, Learn content into the appropriate Classroom Champions lesson plans. Goal is to create a relationship between the athletes and the students.
- Adapting the program in four different countries- Convincing and working together with the Ministries of Health and - Education in each country- Training teachers and recruiting mentors (athletes)- The limited technological capabilities of the schools
1) The Pilot Program will have a duration of four months: •Month 1: Athlete creates video lesson•Month 2: Goal Setting video lesson•Month 3: Students practice and do activities around their athlete’s lesson•Month 4: Students create a video or work for their athlete on what they have learned2) Throughout the program: in-person visits and videos/chats3) Training is provided to teachers in schools within the four countries. 4) A Student Survey is used both in advance of our initiative to provide a benchmark (pre) and upon its completion to assess our strengths, weaknesses and impact (post).
- We measure the improvements of the Program in key areas for students’ future success including: goal setting ability and perseverance, school engagement, digital literacy, and interpersonal skills; areas that lead to increased academic performance. - In teachers we measure job performance, job engagement, and digital literacy. In mentors we measure communication skills, leadership skills, and digital literacy. - Leveraging and strengthening our relationships with key stakeholders within these key Caribbean countries within Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail region.- Raising awareness with other key stakeholders about our efforts to reduce alcohol related-harm through the implementation of the 5 CEO Global Industry Commitments.- Work together with local community and authorities fighting against underage drinking with multi-sectorial approach (NGO, Government and private sector).- Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail is working together with the industry leveraging a great relationship with Diageo and Heineken as signatories of the 5 CEO Global Industry Commitments.- Given the program is ongoing a Teacher Survey will be conducted upon completion of our initiative to help us understand what the teachers found most useful and how we might improve the program in the future.
From January 2010 to February 2017
Even if at first glance it doesn't sound exciting, "Responsible Party" is fun, real fun!"The whole project is built on peer-to-peer approach. Members of local ESN associations are trained by Pernod Ricard in delivering responsible drinking messages and how to engage with other students and discuss alcohol-related issues. The events are organized by local ESN associations where the trained individuals become the ambassadors (aka. Party Squad), with a sole task of spreading awareness and delivering key messages of project to the participants. The idea behind this approach is, that students are more likely to discuss alcohol related issues in informal atmosphere and with equals.
"Responsible Party" is a pan-European awareness campaign created by Pernod Ricard as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. ”Responsible Party” is also the Pernod Ricard commitment towards European Alcohol and Health Forum. The project is designed to help student associations organize parties & other events in safe environment with focus of raising awareness of responsible & moderate consumption of alcohol. The main project partner of Pernod Ricard is Erasmus Student Network AISBL (ESN), the largest university student organisation in Europe, present in 37 countries of Europe with over 500 local associations.
The main challenges of the project implementation are:
The program is composed of Universal Toolkit containing prevention and information tools (BAC estimators, condoms, info flyers) as well as promotion tools (branded sunglasses, USB sticks, balloons, posters, hashtag boards, T-shirts for the Party Squad) which are used to engage the participants and motivate them to get involved the project objectives, either through discussion or various small activities such as games, quizzes etc. There is also a Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/ResponsibleParty/?fref=ts) and a Promotional RP video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDe4i4lWWDw). The key messages of the program are:
Since 2010 until end of 2015, the project has affected more than 250 000 students in 31 countries across Europe.
From May 2014 to December 2014
Wise Drinking: the first worldwide digital app devoted to responsible consumption.
Available in 37 languages on iPhone and Android, Wise Drinking is a free mobile application that educate consumers about responsible drinking.
The app was launched in conjunction with the fourth annual Responsib’ALL Day, a day of action devoted to Sustainability & Responsibility involving the Group’s 18 500 employees.
This application has been developed by the agency Novedia.
To access the application, go to http://www.wise-drinking.com/app
Users are also able to test their knowledge of responsible drinking through a multiplayer quiz with questions such as:
“How much is one unit of alcohol?”
“How is wine produced?”
“What advice is given to pregnant women regarding alcohol?”
“Who was the Greek god of wine?”
As of December 2016: 103 000 downloads