The Norwegian Transparency Act
On 1 July 2022, the Norwegian Transparency Act (Åpenhetsloven) (the “Act”) entered into force. Pernod Ricard Norway AS is covered by the Act.
The main requirements in the Act include:
- A duty to carry out human rights due diligence in the business and throughout the value chain
- A duty to account for its conducted due diligence, including its procedures and identified risks, and publish an annual statement no later than June 30 each year
- A duty to provide information to the public upon request
As Créateurs de Convivialité, Pernod Ricard believes that our success is strongly connected to the way we do business, acting responsibly all along the supply chain, inspired by our corporate values: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and sense of ethics.
Inherent in this convivial approach is our responsibility and ethical duty to ensure human rights are respected across our global operations, adhering to internationally recognised standards and addressing any gaps that may arise. We commit to proactively avoid human rights abuses, complicity in abuses by business partners and provide remediation. Pernod Ricard is aware that the impact of its operations on society notably stems from its supply chain and its relations with suppliers and subcontractors. This is why we have sustainable relationships with our suppliers and subcontractors to mitigate their direct impact on society and the environment.
To deploy responsible procurement locally, a due diligence process has been implemented within Pernod Ricard Group (the “Group”) to assess and monitor compliance of our suppliers.
This process includes:
- Global Procurement Policy for products and services, covering all purchases made by the entire workforce.
- The Group’s subcontractors and suppliers to comply with the Pernod Ricard Supplier Standards [LINK – https://www.pernod-ricard.com/sites/default/files/2021-08/Pernod-Ricard-Supplier-Standards.pdf] which sets forth our requirements around business practice including Labour and Human Rights as well as Health & Safety.
- The Partner Up due diligence tool, it allows us to undertake due diligence in a simple and effective way to detect and mitigate compliance risks and identify which suppliers and subcontractors should be assessed as a priority.
- Sustainability assessment of suppliers and subcontractors using the EcoVadis platform.
- Social and Ethical audit of suppliers and subcontractors following the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) standards.
You can read more in our Global Human Rights Policy (LINK: [https://www.pernod-ricard.com/sites/default/files/2021-08/Pernod-Ricard-Global-Human-Rights-Policy.pdf] which outlines the commitments and procedures that apply to Pernod Ricard employees.
Further details of Pernod Ricard’s performance against its policy on human rights will be communicated through our website https://www.pernod-ricard.com/en/sustainability-responsibility
Pernod Ricard Norway AS is a registered supplier to AS Vinmonopolet. As part of the ‘Generelle Innkjøpsbetingelser for AS Vinmonopolet’, Pernod Ricard Norway AS is required to fully adhere to the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct throughout the value chain.
We will provide you with our response within three weeks.