Author: Louisa Dodd 

Behind the scenes, we’ve been busy working with the global drinks giant, Pernod Ricard, on the best way to support wet-led hospitality both during the current pandemic and beyond. ‘The Bar World of Tomorrow’, launching today, is an online training programme aimed at upskilling bartenders on sustainable and responsible practices, all to be put in to play when pubs and bars can reopen. Here here!

With common issues affecting the planet around single use, an over-reliance on imported and often wasted  citrus, a habitual dependency on resource-intense ice , and prevalent practices impacting on people, such as  irregular and late night shift work, the bar industry has its own unique sustainability burdens. And with this imposed moment to pause and reflect, the industry has an opportunity to upskill and educate, in order to relaunch better than ever, with sustainability at its heart. Working with Pernod Ricard’s Global Sustainability and Responsibility team, launching this project enables us, the SRA to influence the behaviour of the international hospitality community. Pernod Ricard, owning popular brands such as Absolut, Moet, Beefeater and Jameson, has matched the scale of its global operations with an ambitious and pioneering global sustainability strategy launched last year, Good Times from a Good Place. Initiatives include developing biodiversity and regenerative agriculture projects within its supply chains by 2030 and 2025 respectively, banning single-use packaging by 2021, and reducing its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 , all the while training 10,000 bartenders to be more sustainable hosts by 2030. Written in conjunction with the anti-waste bartending experts , Trashtiki, the e-learn is available via EdApp’s EducateAll initiative, in collaboration with UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research). With free access to all, the modules include:

  1. The Importance of Brand Knowledge & Curation
  2. Sourcing Fresh Ingredients
  3. Responsible Service
  4. Ice Management
  5. Identifying Sustainable Bar Set Up Solutions
  6. Dealing with Waste
  7. Save Water and Energy
  8. Achieving Work-Life Balance
  9. Creating a Culture of Wellbeing
  10. Workplace Policy
  11. How to Get Starter
  12. Reopening the Right Way

Vanessa Wright, VP of Sustainability & Responsibility at Pernod Ricard sums it up perfectly:

“Bartenders, and the hospitality industry more broadly, have always been very important partners, as well as drivers of innovation – perfectly placed at the forefront of our changing world, embedding sustainable and responsible practices and enabling others to do the same. In preparing for the future, this online training module is another milestone of our joint journey towards the bar world of tomorrow.”

 

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