Brown-Forman’s operations and markets span the globe—and the collective environmental expertise of their BIER representatives spans more than 120 years.

Andy Battjes, Director of EH&S, represents his company and fellow cohorts on the Steering Committee. He’s also co-leader for the Water working group, as well as a valued contributor to the Energy & Climate and Benchmarking working groups. A leadership presence within BIER since Brown-Forman joined shortly after BIER’s inception, Andy has played a pivotal role in building the foundation of BIER’s performance in watershed context efforts.

Other Brown-Forman environmental leaders who are an integral part of BIER include: Corden Porter, Environmental Performance and Safety Manager; Dan Naes, Director of Distillery Operations; Suzette Carty, Senior Manager Environmental Sustainability; Jennifer O’Neil, Corporate Communications and Reporting Manager; Rachel Nally, Environmental Senior Specialist; and Rob Frederick, Vice President and Director of Corporate Brand and Communications.

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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. Formed in 2006, BIER is a common voice across the beverage sector, speaking to influence global standards on environmental sustainability aspects most relevant to the sector, affect change both up and down the supply chain and share best practices that raise the bar for environmental performance of the industry. By doing so, BIER is able to monitor data and trends, engage with key stakeholders, develop best practices, and guide a course of action for the future. BIER members include: Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bacardi, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Constellation Brands, Diageo, Heineken, Keurig Dr Pepper, LION, MillerCoors, Molson Coors, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo, and Pernod Ricard.

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