Pernod Ricard South Africa is the number two distributor of leading premium spirits brands in South Africa — including Jameson whiskey, Absolut vodka and GH Mumm champagne. As a company distinguished by its convivial culture and dynamic team of people, it is also a Top Employer for the first time this year.
Pernod Ricard is a global business and all the benefits of ‘glocalisation’ apply. As a local operation Pernod Ricard South Africa can leverage global support and best practice; however, its business philosophy is to balance this with what is best practice competitively in the South African market.
Andre Muller, head of human resources at Pernod Ricard South Africa, says “It is a great honour to have been certified as a Top Employer and is recognition of the emphasis on and effort we put into attracting, retaining and developing people at Pernod Ricard.”
And what differentiates them as an employer?
According to Muller, “We revisit people policies and practices regularly to make sure they are relevant to the constantly changing profile of the South African labour market.