Pernod Ricard ties up with NRAI to vaccinate over 20K restaurant staff

The alcohol-beverages company has been doing its bit to help the population amidst the pandemic

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Pernod Ricard India is doing its bit to contribute towards the Indian government’s efforts to vaccinate the population. The alcohol-beverage multinational is not only providing necessary assistance to its employees and communities around its plants, but has collaborated with the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) to help vaccinate more than 20,000 F&B employees from over 600 member restaurants.

This collaboration will result in multiple vaccination camps across Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Pune, Ludhiana, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Goa, respectively. This will not only speed up the vaccination process but also ensure that these F&B employees are able to return to work faster and safer.

Rajesh Mishra, chief operating officer, Pernod Ricard India, said, “Our partnership with NRAI is a sincere effort in providing a safe working environment. Through this initiative we aim to vaccinate F&B staff across our restaurant partners and ensure trust and safety amongst our staffs and guests.”

It is hoped that the vaccination drives will “accelerate the business operations, which have been severely hit by the pandemic”.

Anurag Katriar, president – NRAI, said, “I reckon that getting our employees vaccinated is key to achieving normalisation, and therefore, we have launched this initiative. This could not have been possible without the significant contribution of our longstanding partners.”

Till date, Pernod Ricard India has contributed 100+ intensive care ventilators, 105 high-flow nasal cannulas, 140 intensive care unit (ICU) beds and 35 multi para monitors amidst the pandemic. It has also offered preventive healthcare support for personal and public hygiene with sanitisers and masks across 17 states for frontline COVID warriors, such as personnel of the Punjab Police, Indian Navy and Air Force (CSD), state health departments and truck drivers.

Pernod Ricard is a multinational alcohol-beverage company known for its portfolio of wines and spirits, including Royal Stag, 100 Pipers, Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s and so on.

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