Pernod Ricard Winemakers has announced that it is now operating with 100% renewable energy in Australia in a bid to help reduce its emissions and shift the brand into a more sustainable entity.
The implementation of renewable energy into the production chain will see all wines created by brands including St Hugo, Jacob's Creek and Wyndham Estate created in a more sustainable manner. The news comes well ahead of schedule as the brand initially made a commitment to reach the renewable energy goal by 2025.
Pernod Ricard Winemakers' COO Brett McKinnon spoke on the announcement saying, "Our journey began in 2016 with a pilot solar installation after we recognised that we had a huge opportunity across our wineries to harness the power of the sun through solar panels. Three years later, we are exceptionally proud to say that we are now sourcing all electricity from renewable sources, in alignment with our global ambition.”