Tagged: Pernod Ricard

NEWS: Pernod Ricard Exposed: Harmful Alcohol Norm at Work

A member of Pernod Ricard’s sales team took the firm to labor courts due to being made ill from alcohol use under pressure from the company. The court proceedings have exposed a harmful alcohol norm at work within Pernod Ricard. Staff have been coming forward since the case opened with how the company pressures employees to consume alcohol to the point of health harm…

NEWS: Why Big Alcohol Opposes Road Safety in India

India’s Supreme Court ruled to ban the sale of liquor in proximity to major roads to reduce the number of deaths caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol – a massive problem across India. But major global alcohol companies oppose(d) the road safety measure…

NEWS: Netherlands: ASN Bank Completely Divests from Big Alcohol

Dutch Bank ASN and ASN investment funds no longer invest money from customers in companies that produce alcoholic beverages. The shares and loans from ASN are now alcohol-free. ASN’s divestment from the alcohol industry is complete and comprises the beer, wine and liquor industries. In anticipation of its plans to divest from Big Alcohol, ASN Investment Funds recently sold its investments in French beverage producer Pernod Ricard. ASN also decided to divest from retail stores selling alcohol, at least if the alcohol turnover exceeds 10% of the total turnover…

NEWS: Encouraging Irresponsible Consumption

A complaint by Alcohol Change UK that Jameson Irish whiskey’s Barrelback promotional material encouraged irresponsible consumption has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. An on-trade offer gave consumers the chance to buy a single measure of Jameson whiskey in a small metal barrel that could be hooked onto a pint glass…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Liquor Giants Create Global Lobby Group

Liquor giants join forces to create the new lobby group “World Spirits Alliance”. Some of the world’s largest liquor makers and trade associations unite to form the World Spirits Alliance (WSA), a global lobbying front group that aims to protect the profit interests of distillery businesses…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Coca Cola Pursuing Wine Business

Market concentration driven by mergers and purchases of competitors is a major driving force in the alcohol industry of the 21st century. Another examples of these mechanisms is Cocal Cola Amatil aggressively pursuing the purchase of the wine operations of global liquor giant Pernod Ricard. To this end, Coca Cola has teamed up with private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, that also has links to the tobacco industry…

NEWS: Week #23 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and exposing Big Alcohol.
This week we feature not one, but two new resources. Scroll down to find a brand new booklet about alcohol and NCDs. And check out below our fresh new world map of alcohol industry interference and the mapping of Big Alcohol and its global lobbying front group.
For week 23, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from South Korea, Bhutan, Estonia, and Northern Ireland.
Fresh science updates about alcohol taxation in the EU and about the mental health of medical doctors in the UK.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes a raging beer war in Vietnam, marketing tactics to hook young people, and self-regulation failure in the EU…

NEWS: UK: Big Alcohol Lobbies Against Health Guidelines

The alcohol industry is poised to launch an aggressive challenge against the UK Government’s new alcohol guidelines
Lobbyists of the alcohol industry front group The Portman Group have announced an aggressive contribution to the Department of Health consultation on the new limits set by Sally Davies, the chief medical office. The consultation only is for consulting on how the changes are to be communicated, but Big Alcohol vows to attack the scientific basis for the new guidelines…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Threats Legal Action Against Health Law

The alcohol industry does it again: Big Alcohol threats legal action against public health law. SpiritsEurope, the lobby group of the liquor industry representing Big Alcohol giants in Europe has threatened to pursue legal action against the Minimum Unit Price (MUP) on alcohol measure that the Irish government announced it would implement to reduce alcohol harm and promote public health and well-being in Ireland…