PERNOD RICARD HELLAS S.A.
About Pernod Ricard
Created by the merger of Pernod and Ricard in 1975, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions. The purchase of part of Seagram (2001), the acquisitions of Allied Domecq (2005) and of Vin & Sprit (2008) have made the Group the world’s co-leader in Spirits and Wines with net sales of €7,2 billion in 2008/09.
Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Premium Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek and Montana wines.
Pernod Ricard favours a decentralised organisation, with 6 Brand Owners, 70 Distribution Companies established in each key market and 113 production sites and employs a workforce of more than 19.000 people. The Group has a strong international presence, being No1 in Europe and Asia-Pacific and No2 in the Americas. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption of its products. Pernod Ricard is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.
The company in Greece
In Greece, the Pernod Ricard Group has been present since 1990 with its local and international products via its subsidiary, Pernod Ricard Hellas, one of the biggest international alcoholic drinks companies in the country, with a turnover of €78 million and 179 employees. In 2005 and 2007, the company was recognized as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Greece.
The company operates two modern ISO-certified production units: the ouzo production unit in Mytilene, which has been operating successfully for more than 30 years constituting one of Greece’s most important ouzo producers (ouzo ΜΙΝΙ, ouzo Fimi and ouzo Lesvos and the liqueurs Eoliki) and the vinegar production plant in Piraeus (TOP vinegar).
Our goal at Pernod Ricard is to create a relationship of mutual trust with our People.
Empowerment: We are a decentralized company which allows scope for initiative, professional development, and personal responsibility within the framework provided by our shared Code of Conduct.
Commitment: The quality of our human relations, the working environment and the benefits we offer employees, foster a powerful sense of commitment on the part of our teams. Worldwide, the average length of service for employees exceeds 10 years.
Development: We invest on an ongoing basis in our People and in their career within Greece and the Group worldwide. Our priority is to grow “from within”.
Performance: As a high level of performance is essential for a successful career in our Group, it is something that we here encourage and reward.
- We behave with integrity, ethically and transparently.
- We are proud of our products; we respect them and strive to develop them.
- We operate in a pleasant atmosphere, with simplicity and good relations among ourselves.
- We encourage the development of entrepreneurship spirit at all levels.