Pernod Ricard Ghana supports 'Let's Do It Ghana' to mark World Clean-up Day
A beverage-producing company, Pernod Ricard Ghana, has partnered with 'Let's Do It Ghana,' an international movement dedicated to addressing environmental and social issues, in a clean-up exercise to mark this year’s World Clean-up Day.
The partnership forms part of Pernod Ricard’s commitment to advocate for better resource management and to inspire informed choices in design, production, and consumption.
The clean-up exercise that took place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Laboma Beach Resort in Accra, was simultaneously observed in about 164 countries.
It brought together about 700 volunteers to Laboma Beach in Accra from various organisations to collect tonnes of waste from the environment.
Commenting on the exercise, the Sustainability and Responsibility Manager for Pernod Ricard Ghana, Eunice Osei-Tutu, said her company was very excited to once again join the World Cleanup Day exercise, which was consistent with the Circular Making Pillar of Pernod Ricard’s Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap.
"At Pernod Ricard, we always look for opportunities to advance sustainable actions that preserve the environment.
Our operations have been laced with processes that optimize and help preserve natural resources, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production – and 14 – Life Below Water" she said.
Mrs Osei-Tutu further elaborated that the collaboration with 'Let's Do It Ghana', is in line with the company's ongoing efforts to remove single-bottle cartons from many brands across its portfolio.
"At Pernod Ricard, we recognize the finite nature of our world's resources, which are under increasing pressure. We minimise waste throughout our processes, from concept to distribution.
In alignment with this vision, we are embarking on an 'UNBOXING' initiative to reduce the environmental footprint of some of our products by minimizing waste," she said.
For his part, Communications Director for Let’s Do It Ghana, Lambert Donkor, emphasized the global significance of World Cleanup Day in addressing the worldwide waste crisis and promoting a sustainable future.
He indicated that in Ghana, about 5,000 volunteers participated in the World Cleanup Day across the country and collected 77,300 kg of waste.
He further called on the Ministry of Sanitation to emulate the volunteer mobilisation led by ‘Let's Do It Ghana’ and its partners to make effective commitments to find sustainable solutions to Ghana's sanitation crisis.