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.

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.

Tackling Sustainable Development Goal 6: How Beverage Industry Giants Are Accelerating Water Action Through Collaboration

Sixteen leading companies with a common goal. Learn how some of the beverage industry’s biggest companies are taking action on water security and sanitation.

BIER members from the latest BIER meeting

Better Together: Meet the Environmental Leaders Committed to Sustainability Innovation in the Beverage Sector

Meet the Environmental Leaders Committed to Sustainability Innovation in the Beverage Sector

Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sector Guidance, Version 4.1

BIER Further Evolves Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has made further enhancements to the Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance.

Paul Bowen Recaps the BIER 2019 Spring Meeting

Read or listen to Paul Bowen's recap of the BIER 2019 spring meeting and find his insights on HEINEKEN's (the host's) new water strategy, the discussions he enjoyed at the meeting, and more. Margaret: I'm Margaret Uttke, Communications Director for the Beverage...
Jamal Booker from The Coca-Cola Company

Member Spotlight: Jamal Booker

Meet Jamal Booker, Sustainability Communications Manager at The Coca-Cola Company, and learn about their World Without Waste Initiative, insights he has gained from being in BIER, and more.

Beverage industry leaders examine the future of sustainability

What Does the Future of Sustainability in the Beverage Industry Hold? Sustainability Leaders Weigh-In

Four environmental leaders from leading beverage companies share their thoughts on rising sustainability opportunities and challenges within the industry.

Bourbon with Kentucky Distillers' Association logo and BIER logo

Formalizing Sustainability: Kentucky Bourbon Industry Collaborates with BIER

Kentucky bourbon industry releases results of first environmental benchmarking study with BIER.

Member Spotlight Julie Lejard

Member Spotlight: Julie Lejard

Meet Julie Lejard, Sustainable Business Analyst at Pernod Ricard, and learn about her company’s strides in sustainability, BIER’s technical expertise, and more.

Member Spotlight: Michael Wilson

Meet Michael Wilson, BIER member and Global Environmental Sustainability Director at Diageo, in this month’s BIER member spotlight.

2018 Benchmarking Study

BIER Issues Results of 2018 Water, Energy, and Emissions Benchmarking Study

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) released their 2018 Water, Energy, and Emissions Benchmarking Study celebrating their tenth benchmarking..

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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