Pernod Ricard: among the most admired companies in the world according to Fortune and one of the best employers in France according to Capital magazine

Regulatory News:

Pernod Ricard (Paris: RI) enters the prestigious World’s Most Admired Companies ranking by Fortune magazine. In addition, this year the Group is included in the Capital magazine ranking of the 500 Best Employers in France, winning more than 150 places.

Pernod Ricard appears for the first time in the annual ranking of 680 World’s Most Admired Companies, produced by the magazine Fortune with the talent management consultancy Korn Ferry. The sample is made up of the 1,500 most important companies in terms of revenues. 3,750 executives, directors and financial analysts answered a series of questions on 9 criteria including the quality of management, the ability to retain talent and even social responsibility.

In addition, Pernod Ricard has progressed by more than 150 ranks and is in the top 15% of the sample of 2,100 companies in the 2020 ranking of Best Employers in France, produced by the magazine Capital with the Statista Institute. Released for the sixth consecutive year, 20,000 employees were interviewed in an anonymous, independent survey. In its (food) sector, Pernod Ricard increased by more than 15 places compared to the previous year.

These figures corroborate the independent study iSay produced by Willis Towers Watson, conducted every two years with the 19,000 Group employees. The latest edition notably confirmed the following figures: 96% of employees say they are proud to be associated with their company and 95% declare that they fully support the Group’s values. More information on this survey in our Press Releases and the dedicated site iSay.

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is No. 2 worldwide in Wines and Spirits, with consolidated sales of € 9,182 million in 2018/19. Born in 1975 from the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has grown both through organic growth and through acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin & Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard, which has 16 brands in the top 100 brands of spirits, has one of the most prestigious portfolios in the sector with in particular Absolut vodka, Ricard pastis, Scotant Whiskeys Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet, Irish Whiskey Jameson, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes as well as Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard’s brands are distributed through more than 160 markets, and in 73 countries through its own sales forces. The Group’s decentralized organization allows its 19,000 employees to act as true ambassadors for its vision of “Creators of Conviviality”. Reaffirmed by its three-year “Transform and Accelerate” strategic plan deployed in 2018, Pernod Ricard’s strategy focuses on long-term investments and profitable growth for all its shareholders. The Group remains faithful to its three founding values: the entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics. As illustrated by our 2030 roadmap which supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, “we preserve to share”. In recognition of its constant commitment to sustainable development and responsible consumption, Pernod Ricard received the gold medal from Ecovadis and is ranked No. 1 in the beverage sector by Vigeo Eiris. Pernod Ricard is also a member company of the LEAD Global Compact of the United Nations.

Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Mnemo: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.