World’s number two Spirits and Wines industry, Pernod Ricard, has rewarded its employees with a trip to the home of Jameson in Ireland and France.
The travel experience was designed to reward deserving Pernod Ricard staff members from thirteen countries in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region for their excellent sales performance.
The all-expense paid trip was intended to foster and instill Pernod Ricard’s culture in every employee. It also sought to help employees familiarize themselves with the birthplace of Pernod Ricard, and the home of Jameson.
The employees of this year’s trip shared exciting experiences in Cork, where they attended Jameson Connects, an experiential event that combines food, music and the Bond and Connect activities, amongst others. They were also taken through an educational talk by the global Jameson brand ambassador, as well as Ger Buckley, the Master Cooper (the person who sources, repairs and maintains all Jameson barrels).
Julian Sackey an employee of Pernod Ricard could not hide his joy when he shared his experiences after the trip said “We had a great time during the trip and we are all grateful for such an experience”.
Commenting on the trip, Eunice Osei-Tutu, Corporate Relations Manager said, “We are happy to have given our staff this thrilling experience in the home of Jameson in Ireland. As a business, one of our key focus areas is to give our employees the best experience as well as appreciate their contribution to the organization as a whole”.
She explained that the CEO for Sub-Saharan Africa announced the Jameson sales target in December 2017. “We had to reach our target by June 2018, the Pernod Ricard financial year end. The SSA region achieved its target, and were informed they would be travelling to two countries: France and Ireland for the incentive trip. So, in a week, we visited Paris, Cork and Dublin.”
She further stated that Pernod Ricard is a company that strives to be the best by constantly evolving, trying new things and gaining success. “The culture at Pernod Ricard is one of conviviality. We make sure that we provide a dynamic working environment for all our employees in order to achieve our business goals.”
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of €9,010 million in FY17. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,500 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 86 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.
Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.