Community Involvement

Our commitment to local communities begins with our employees. We listen to what they are passionate about and support their individual volunteer work and charitable efforts that are aligned to our CSR platform and priorities.

Employees at Corby and Hiram Walker are among the 18,500 global employees of Pernod Ricard who are all united under the Group’s international goal of spreading conviviality around the world, as part of its Sustainability & Responsibility (S&R) motto of “Let’s Live Together, Better”.

Each year, employees in 80+ countries join together for Responsib’All Day – a global day of action to support local communities by creating or enhancing places where people come to gather. Business is stopped for the day and employees get out of the office for a day of volunteering to make their neighbourhoods a better place.

In 2017, revisited the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre for Responsib'All Day, building on the work its employees started last year at this vital facility in the heart of the city's fastest growing community. Celebrating the completion of its 25th anniversary year this June, the community centre supports thousands of local individuals, families, at-risk youth and seniors. Our employees helped the facility with improvements to its program spaces including gardening in the Community Connect Food Gardens, building furniture and outdoor equipment, and other painting and assembling projects.

Similar community-focused Responsib'All Day events took place in 10 other cities across Canada: Halifax, NS; Point Parlee, NB; Charlottetown, PEI; St. John's, NL; Frelighsburg, QC; Windsor, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Saskatoon, SK; Calgary, AB; and Vancouver, BC. Employees across the country took part in impactful initiatives to help improve green spaces, community centres, and public parks in their region.