On June 1, Conservation Volunteers partnered with Pernod Ricard Winemakers, the premium wine division of Pernod Ricard across Australia and New Zealand to celebrate their global Responsib’ALL Day, a global Pernod Ricard initiative that sees 18,500 team members step outside the office and give back to their local communities. The theme for this year’s Responsib’ALL Day was ‘live together, better’, where over 1,000 Pernod Ricard employees across Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, South Australia and Sydney participated to help support local communities.
In Australia alone, they achieved the following environmental outcomes:
- 9520 stems and trees planted
- 1400m2 of invasive weeds removed
- 47kg of rubbish collected
- 1000m2 of mulching
- Marine debris surveys undertaken
At Albert Park Lake in Melbourne, volunteers were involved in bush regeneration work that supports this important wetland home for several significant bird species, including the Great Egret, White Throated Needletail and Sacred Ibis. At Daisy Hill Koala Conservation Centre in Brisbane, 350 m2 of lantana was removed from around koala habitat trees to enable koalas to move freely and ultimately increase koala habitat connectivity. At Western Sydney Parklands, employees rejuvenated wetland areas, restored and expanded critical endangered Cumberland Plain woodland and improved wildlife corridors through tree planting and invasive weed removal. At Rottnest Island in Perth, across three beach locations, employees undertook marine debris surveys and analysed data which was then added to the Tangaroa Blue Australian marine debris database. Adelaide hosted the largest number of employees with 441 volunteers undertaking a range of activities, including planting over 7000 stems and trees at Cromer Conservation Park and Horrocks Highway. At Mt Crawford, volunteers were engaged in cleaning up the cemetery and fence repair work, at Bethany volunteers painted a kitchen and shelter shed, at Queen Victoria Park volunteers cleared 3 hectares of weeds and at Williamstown volunteers planted 24 wine barrels.
“We are really proud to work with Conservation Volunteers Australia as our charity partner. They work hard
across Australia and New Zealand to help secure a sustainable future and we as a business not only place importance on sustainability, but we also strive to help make a difference in this area. Working with CVA for our 7th Responsib’ALL Day, saw our teams work together to support local communities across the Pacific through local environment and wildlife conservation initiatives”, Helen Strachan, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, Pernod Ricard Winemakers.
Interested in becoming a partner or would like to find out more? Contact our corporate team on [email protected]