Spirits and Wines beverage company, Pernod Ricard, has rewarded its employees with a trip to the home of Jameson in Ireland and France.
The travel experience was designed to reward deserving Pernod Ricard staff members from thirteen countries in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region for their excellent sales performance.
The all-expense paid trip was intended to foster and instill Pernod Ricard’s culture in every employee. It also sought to help employees familiarize themselves with the birthplace of Pernod Ricard, and the home of Jameson.
The employees of this year’s trip shared exciting experiences in Cork, where they attended Jameson Connects, an experiential event that combines food, music and the Bond and Connect activities, amongst others. They were also taken through an educational talk by the global Jameson brand ambassador, as well as Ger Buckley, the Master Cooper (the person who sources, repairs and maintains all Jameson barrels).
Julian Sackey, an employee of Pernod Ricard could not hide his joy when he shared his experiences after the trip, saying “We had a great time during the trip and we are all grateful for such an experience”.
Commenting on the trip, Eunice Osei-Tutu, Corporate Relations Manager said, “We are happy to have given our staff this thrilling experience in the home of Jameson in Ireland. As a business, one of our key focus areas is to give our employees the best experience as well as appreciate their contribution to the organization as a whole”.
She explained that the CEO for Sub-Saharan Africa announced the Jameson sales target in December 2017.
“We had to reach our target by June 2018, the Pernod Ricard financial year end. The SSA region achieved its target, and were informed they would be travelling to two countries: France and Ireland for the incentive trip. So, in a week, we visited Paris, Cork and Dublin.”
She further stated that Pernod Ricard is a company that strives to be the best by constantly evolving, trying new things and gaining success.
“The culture at Pernod Ricard is one of conviviality. We make sure that we provide a dynamic working environment for all our employees in order to achieve our business goals.”
Beverage company, Pernod Ricard wins Top Employer award in Sub-Saharan Africa
Pernod Ricard recently became the first and only company in the beverage industry to be certified as Top Employer in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Pernod Ricard, which has affiliates in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, and Mozambique, was awarded the Top Employer certification in recognition of their Human Resource (HR) practices, and providing outstanding work environment for employees to develop both professionally and personally.
With four affiliates now certified as Top Employers, Pernod Ricard Sub-Saharan Africa has been recognised as a top employer in the region.
The world’s number 2 spirits and wines company was awarded the certification at the Top Employer Award ceremony which recently took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Pernod Ricard South Africa first achieved Top Employer status in 2016 and this year operations in Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique applied for the certification for the first time.
This recognition sets the standard for the Group’s other affiliates in Africa to aspire to.
Source: Pernod Ricard