The French company Pernod Ricard has joined the Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth as the 101st partner of the worldwide partnership. Pernod Ricard is the world’s second largest wine and spirits producer with 19,000 employees spread across the globe.
The Global Deal initiative was launched in 2016 by the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as founding partners. The global partnership gathers governments, private sector actors, trade unions and civil society organisations to address the challenges in the global labour market.
The focus of the Global Deal partnership is to highlight the benefits and potential of social dialogue as a way to promote decent working conditions, more and better jobs and ultimately increased equality and inclusive growth. By joining the Global Deal, Pernod Ricard has committed to enhancing social dialogue and better conditions in the global labour market.
Pernod Ricard recently launched the 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility roadmap and Global Human Rights Policy to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, most notably goal 8 on decent work and inclusive growth and goal 5 on gender equality. Thus, joining the Global Deal partnership is a natural step for Pernod Ricard as they share the same objectives and adhere to the partnership’s objective of addressing the challenges in the global labour market and enabling all people to benefit from globalisation. By joining the Global Deal, Pernod Ricard recognises that well-functioning social dialogue can be an effective tool to reduce possible inequalities arising from globalisation, increase productivity, ensure decent work, quality jobs, boost economic growth and contribute to sustainable development. Additionally, the partnership can serve as an extended network with the Global Deal’s partners worldwide.