During the Holiday Season, Get the Wise Drinking Reflex with Pernod Ricard Before Getting Behind the Wheel

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During the Holiday Season, Get the Wise Drinking Reflex with Pernod Ricard Before Getting Behind the Wheel

Wise Drinking, Pernod Ricard’s global application devoted to responsible drinking, has been enhanced with new features for the holiday season.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 2:05pm

CAMPAIGN: Pernod Ricard: Promoting Responsible Drinking

CONTENT: Press Release

Paris, December 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Following the launch in May 2014 of the Wise Drinking mobile application, new features have been added to enable consumers to monitor their alcohol intake. Users can now test their knowledge of responsible drinking through a “responsible quiz” made up of 17 challenges, each containing 5 questions. The holiday season is the perfect time for families or friends to learn about the main principles of responsible drinking in a fun atmosphere.

How much is one unit of alcohol? How is wine produced? What is the advice for pregnant women regarding alcohol? Who was the Greek god of wine? are examples of questions asked to Wise Drinking users and are the first steps towards learning about your personal limits, which is essential to drink responsibly. During the festive season, think Wise Drinking and don’t drive if you’ve had a drink with family or friends, as this new version enables you to call a taxi directly from the app itself, even with no network connection, to get home safely.

Although Wise Drinking has a global reach, it’s one of the many initiatives undertaken around the world by Pernod Ricard and its subsidiaries at local level to promote responsible drinking. In 2012, alongside ICAP*, the Group helped develop and implement 5 commitments by the beer, wine and spirits industry aimed at combatting alcohol misuse. These commitments include reducing underage drinking, strengthening marketing codes of practice, providing information to consumers and developing responsible product innovations, reducing drink-driving, and enlisting retailers’ support to reduce alcohol abuse.   

For example, in Spain, Pernod Ricard joined forces with MyTaxi to offer discount coupons to customers of Absolut, Beefeater, Chivas, Havana Club and many other of our products in partner bars. Pernod Ricard also created Responsible Party, a programme in partnership with the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) aimed at raising the awareness of Erasmus students in 28 European countries of issues related to responsible drinking. In 4 years, more than 175,000 students have been reached and informed during their events.

* ICAP, now International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) 

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits with consolidated sales of € 7,945 million in 2013/14. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) et Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute 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, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo and Graffigna wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 80 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.

Pernod Ricard is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

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Keywords: Education | Innovation & Technology | Pernod Ricard | WISE DRINKING | responsible drinking

CAMPAIGN: Pernod Ricard: Promoting Responsible Drinking

CONTENT: Press Release