Anheuser-Busch InBev Hosts Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

October 16, 2013 | BIER

Beverage industry leaders from across the globe are convening in St. Louis October 14-16 for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) semi-annual meeting. BIER is a technical coalition of leading beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector. Anheuser-Busch InBev, a founding member of BIER, is hosting the event that brings together representatives across beer, spirits, carbonated soft drinks, juice and bottled water categories. The three-day agenda focuses on BIER’s work to reduce resource consumption, mitigate impacts and ensure the sustainable continuity and future of the beverage sector.

Carol Clark, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s vice president of Beer & Better World, comments: “We are very pleased to host our colleagues from the key global beverage companies at our North American Headquarters and home of Anheuser-Busch’s historic St. Louis brewery. BIER provides a unique opportunity for beverage industry members to advance innovative sustainability tools and share best practices most relevant to the sector. We look forward to an informative and productive meeting.”

Through the collective experience and knowledge of its membership, BIER collaborates to define the environmental sustainability aspects most relevant to the beverage sector. 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. Current BIER initiatives include defining context-based metrics for water use and efficiency benchmarking, developing energy assessment tools to help prioritize and mitigate climate change impacts across the beverage industry supply chain, and establishing better understanding of beverage container recycling rates worldwide.



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.
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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. 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, Jackson Family Wines, Keurig Dr Pepper, MillerCoors, Molson Coors, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo, and Pernod Ricard.

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