The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is a technical coalition of leading global beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector.

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundable

Today, more than ever, commitment to delivering safe, high quality beverage products carries with it a responsibility to sustain the natural resources used to create them. Operational strategies must assume a proactive approach that seeks to reduce impacts to the environment and mitigate risk across the supply chain from grower to manufacturer to consumer.

Founded in 2006, BIER exists to bring about positive beverage sector environmental change and inform public policy through engagement with key stakeholders and work focused on business-relevant environmental dimensions including water, energy & climate, beverage container recycling, sustainable agriculture, and eco-system services.

BIER is unique in its collaborative approach of accelerating the process of analysis to the development of sustainable solutions through beverage industry-specific data collection, methodologies, standard setting, and best practice sharing.

About BIER

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) brings together global leaders in the beverage industry to advance the sectors environmental sustainability. Learn more about how BIER works to reduce consumption, mitigate impacts, and ensure sustainable continuity and future of the beverage sector.

Climate Change & Scenarios

As climate change legislation advances throughout the world, beverage companies are proactively driving strategies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their enterprises as well as the life-cycles of their products. Through the allied voice of BIER, members collaborate…

Future Scenarios Planning

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) recently completed a future scenarios thinking and planning exercise related to environmental sustainability in 2025. Through this exercise, BIER identified two primary aspects that will, at their core, define the future…

Energy Management

Energy Management is the process of monitoring, regulating and conserving energy in a facility or across an enterprise. In the beverage sector, being more productive while using less energy has never been a greater priority given the following factors…

Stakeholder Engagement

Environmental sustainability requires that beverage companies look beyond their own operations and engage with a wide-range of stakeholders. Engagement ensures that BIER maintains a holistic understanding of critical environmental issues, our ability to influence…

Benchmarking

BIER conducts an annual quantitative and qualitative benchmark study that examines water and energy use in the beverage sector. These studies provide insight into water stewardship practices and energy efficiency performance. To establish the data set, BIER member companies…

Ecosystem Services

BIER member companies acknowledge the important role that they play in understanding, protecting, and enhancing the services and biodiversity that ecosystems provide. Recognizing and integrating the value provided by nature into decision making and business planning…

Sustainable Agriculture

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable members define sustainable agriculture as the responsible stewardship of farming while balancing these three critical dimensions: Business value, Environmental and social impacts, and Need for unique ingredients. Balancing these key…

Beverage Container Recycling

Packaging accounts for the largest percentage of a beverage product’s carbon footprint–between 30% and 70%, depending on the material type used, whether aluminum, glass, or PET. In addition, approximately 6% of all packaging waste by weight in municipal waste streams is…

Energy & Climate

As climate change legislation advances throughout the world, beverage companies are proactively driving strategies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their enterprises as well as the life-cycles of their products. Through the allied voice of BIER, members collaborate…

Water Stewardship

Promoting the sustainable use and protection of water is a business imperative that BIER is founded on and its members work collectively to share innovative approaches, tools and methodologies for assessing both the technical and business aspects of water within their operations…

BIER Members

Through the market leadership of members, BIER positions itself as the sustainable voice of the beverage industry. These partnerships generate positive awareness among key stakeholders and consumers alike on efforts towards sustainable solutions.

Meet Kim Marotta

Member Spotlight: Kim Marotta

Meet Kim Marotta and learn how her company is addressing pressing challenges around water, energy, agriculture, climate change, and what inspires him to advance environmental sustainability in the beverage sector and collectively, overall.

Meet Rachel Nally

Stakeholder Spotlight: Rachel Nally

Name: Rachel Nally, Environment and Sustainability Manager Company: Heaven Hill Brands Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn Welcome to our series aimed at spotlighting the individual leaders within BIER member companies and stakeholder organizations. Learn how these...
Meet Abelardo Moctezuma

Member Spotlight: Abelardo Moctezuma

Meet Abelardo Moctezumaand learn how his company is addressing pressing challenges around water, energy, agriculture, climate change, and what inspires him to advance environmental sustainability in the beverage sector and collectively, overall.

Meet Arnaud Thoni

Member Spotlight: Arnaud Thoni

Meet Arnaud Thoni and learn how his company is addressing pressing challenges around water, energy, agriculture, climate change, and what inspires him to advance environmental sustainability in the beverage sector and collectively, overall.

environmental sustainability

The Beverage Industry Is Advancing Environmental Sustainability, Together

The members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) have maintained a steady and unwavering focus in 2020 acting as a common voice across the beverage sector, speaking to influence global standards on environmental sustainability aspects, and sharing best practices that raise the bar for the sustainable performance of the industry.

Meet Travis Loop

Stakeholder Spotlight: Travis Loop

Name: Travis Loop, Founder, and Producer of waterloop, a nonprofit media outlet featuring conversations about water solutions Company: waterloop Connect with Travis on LinkedIn and Twitter Welcome to our series aimed at spotlighting the individual leaders within BIER...
Meet Georg Schöner

Member Spotlight: Georg Schöner

Meet Georg Schöner and learn how his company is addressing pressing challenges around water, energy, agriculture, climate change, and what inspires him to advance environmental sustainability in the beverage sector and collectively, overall.

Meet Simon Boas Hoffmeyer

Member Spotlight: Simon Boas Hoffmeyer

Meet Simon Boas Hoffmeyer and learn how his company is addressing pressing challenges around water, energy, agriculture, climate change, and what inspires him to advance environmental sustainability in the beverage sector and collectively, overall.

Meet Audrey Templeton

Member Spotlight: Audrey Templeton

Meet Audrey Templeton and learn how her company is addressing pressing challenges around water, energy, agriculture, climate change, and what inspires her to advance environmental sustainability in the beverage sector and collectively, overall.

Meet Scott Breen

Stakeholder Spotlight: Scott Breen

Name: Scott Breen, Sustainability and Circular Economy Expert | Environmental Lawyer | Podcaster | Project Manager | Policy Analyst Company: Can Manufacturers Institute Connect with Scott on LinkedIn and Twitter Welcome to our series aimed at spotlighting the...

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is a technical coalition of leading global beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector. BIER aims to affect sector change through work focused on water stewardship, energy efficiency and climate change, beverage container recycling, sustainable agriculture, and ecosystem services. BIER members include: American Beverage Association, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bacardi, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Constellation Brands, Diageo, Heineken, Keurig Dr Pepper, MillerCoors, Molson Coors, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo, and Pernod Ricard.

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