On June 7, Pernod Ricard’s 19,000 employees globally brought ‘Good Times from a Good Place’ to the 9th edition of ‘Responsib’ALL Day’, the company’s annual Sustainability and Responsibility initiative. Employees from more than 85 countries around the world engaged in over 100 local community projects to show their commitment and contribution to society.
In Sydney, the team supported Strickland House in Vaucluse, alongside Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) and the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS). Pernod Ricard was the first large group to volunteer at Strickland House since the heritage-listed Harbourside estate was formally transferred to the NPWS to ensure its protection in perpetuity.
Close to 100 employees rolled up their sleeves to clear over 1000 square metres of weeds and repurposed over 50 cubic metres of mulch to restore the Heritage Gardens and local Bushland on this magnificent site.
David Jones, Regional Manager CVA Greater Sydney, said of the day “What a fantastic day on Sydney Harbour for Pernod Ricard’s 9th edition of ‘Responsib’ALL Day’! Well done everybody, and thank for being Responsib’ALL!”
Bryan Fry, Managing Director, Pernod Ricard Australia said, “We are proud to have the opportunity to participate in a unique global initiative that sees 19,000 team members spend the day giving back to their local communities. We’re particularly excited to be the first large group to help transform the surroundings of Strickland House to support better public access to the site and to learn how we can repurpose our own waste into useful items.”
Pernod Ricard have been partnering with Conservation Volunteers since 2017, with their staff volunteering on environmental projects in Australia and New Zealand.