As Helen Keller so famously said: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Since our inception in 2006, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has stayed true to this founding concept, with global beverage brands setting competition aside and coming together as an industry to advance environmental sustainability and value.
Together, we’ve tackled water stewardship by developing a living framework to guide beverage companies’ strategies, benchmarking studies, and toolkits. We’ve developed ever-evolving guidance for GHG emissions reporting, mapped the carbon footprints of common beverage types, and achieved major improvements in energy intensity. We’ve made a collective commitment to fight climate change and taken action. And we’re collaborating with regional, national, and worldwide organizations such as the Kentucky Distillers Association, CDP, CEO Water Mandate, and TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) to empower all companies to make meaningful change for their businesses and the world.
And we’re just getting started.
With the participation of nearly 60 environmental leaders from 17 beverage companies, consultancies, and associations, we’re focused on shaping the sustainable future of the beverage industry—and beyond.
Our respective working groups are engaged in innovative projects, from working to enhance local water data access through basin collaborations to developing a future-focused roadmap for better carbon management.
Who are these environmental leaders taking collaborative action? Check out BIER's blog post to find out.
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