The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) Releases Latest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance

March 7, 2022 | BIER

BIER Releases GHG Guidance
The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) Releases The Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance v 4.2.

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has made further enhancements and additions to the Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance (4.1) published in July 2019.  This is the fourth version (4.2) of the BIER Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance. The purpose is to provide beverage companies with supplemental guidance specific to the sector, which supports beverage companies with alignment to global GHG reporting protocols and more granular guidance to drive additional consistency, accuracy, and leadership across the sector.

BIER identified that this was an important time to update the previous version of the sector guidance to:

  • Ensure alignment with The Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard and The Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard, published by WRI/WBCSD and new developments like the SBT Net Zero Standard.
  • Provide clarification of the content and visualization of Appendix E: “How to Report Purchased CO2”.
  • Allow for (small) updates in Appendix J: “Guidance for Calculation of Cooling Emissions”. Additional checks have recently been done on the contribution of refrigerants on the total GHG emissions of cooling plus regional energy use values. New information is added to the appendix.
  • Alignment check with aluminum can manufacturers for relevant components of this guidance.

“The guidance incorporated within this document makes no attempt to modify or amend the methodologies of primary global GHG reporting protocols but is intended to support companies across a broad spectrum of business drivers for calculating and reporting GHG emissions, from pragmatic internal strategy and decision making to external disclosures and product declarations. By continuously evolving this guidance BIER members continue to demonstrate their leadership with evolving GHG accounting methods and driving sector-specific consistency. ” ~   Dan Pierce, BIER Executive Director

As GHG data collection, estimation, and reporting guidelines continue to evolve, BIER will continue to review the information contained within this Sector Guidance, and, as new standards and reporting protocols become final, the beverage industry will respond with updates to this Sector Guidance document as needed.

The guidance is available for download at https://www.bieroundtable.com/publication/greenhouse-gas-emissions-sector-guidance/

For more information, please contact:
Dan Pierce
BIER Executive Director
Daniel.Pierce@anteagroup.us

About BIER
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: 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. For more information, visit www.bieroundtable.com.



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

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