BIER Figures as Key Driver in Sustainability Efforts for Leading Beverage Companies

February 15, 2018 | BIER

In the News: BIER Mentioned by Absolut Vodka and the Carlsberg Group

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) works to advance the beverage sector’s environmental sustainability through the collaboration of our members, our best practice development, and the tools we provide to the sector and beyond. We are pleased to see that mission in action, as seen most recently in the news for several leading beverage companies: Absolut Vodka and the Carlsberg Group.

Absolut Vodka, owned by Pernod Ricard (a BIER member company), is conducting a creative transparency campaign around their sustainability program success. In an Environmental Leader article published just last week, BIER’s Water and Energy Use Benchmarking Report was mentioned at the top of Absolut Vodka’s list for key aspects of their “one source” sustainability approach. The most comprehensive quantitative benchmark of water and energy use and efficiency in the beverage industry, our Water and Energy Use Benchmarking Report includes quantitative and qualitative data from the beverage sector that provides insight into water stewardship practices and energy efficient performance in a diverse variety of facility types, production sizes, and geographic locations. Read the Benchmarking Report to learn how our members uncovered their baseline performance data, tracked improvements, and uncovered opportunities.

The Carlsberg Group, another BIER member company, celebrated the release of their 2017 Sustainability Report this week. As part of the extensive report noting Carlsberg’s continued progress toward their new “Together Towards ZERO” sustainability program, their participation in BIER was called out under the “Influential Leadership” section. This section explains that working with some of the world’s most influential companies through industry coalitions helps Carlsberg maximize their sustainability impacts. BIER, as a technical coalition comprised of leading global beverage brands like Carlsberg, brings together members reflective of the industry, and with demonstrated technical expertise, ambition to collaborate, and shared commitment to shaping the future of environmental sustainability within the beverage sector and supply chain.

“We are proud of our members’ accomplishments in advancing sustainability, sharing best practices, and working together to influence global environmental standards,” notes Margaret Uttke, BIER Membership and Communications Director. “Thank you to Pernod Ricard (and Absolut Vodka), as well as the Carlsberg Group, for noting our influence on your journey to sustainability success!”

BIER is an allied voice for the beverage industry comprised of outstanding member companies — we are always looking for new members to join us. We encourage you to reach out and learn more about how you can work together with companies like Pernod Ricard and Carlsberg to accelerate sustainable solution development and effect positive environmental change.

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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.
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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, Molson Coors, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo, and Pernod Ricard.

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