When performance is measured, performance improves
BIER conducts an annual quantitative and qualitative benchmark study that examines water and energy use in the beverage sector. These sustainable benchmarking studies provide insight into water stewardship practices and energy efficiency performance.
Collecting the Data
To establish the data set for our benchmarking report, BIER member companies provide facility-specific metrics related to total water and energy usage, beverage production, beverage product mix, facility type and facility location. Results are then normalized, categorized by facility type (bottling, brewery, distillery and winery), and analyzed. The basis for analysis are the water and energy use ratios, which are indicators of how efficiently a facility uses water and energy for beverage production.
Sustainability Benchmarking – Continuing Progress
The 2018 study evaluated the performance of nearly 1,600 beverage manufacturing facilities distributed across 6 continents and represented 19 different companies. Over the most recent three year study period, water use ratio decreases were reported by over 66 percent of facilities and energy use ratios decreased for 63 percent of facilities, a clear illustration of the proactive approach that the beverage industry is taking to improve business practices and diminish environmental impacts.
Sustainability Benchmarking News
The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) developed this guide to address the global water challenges of today and tomorrow that require transitioning “beyond reduction” through broader adoption of water reuse and recycling.
Kentucky bourbon industry releases results of first environmental benchmarking study with BIER.
The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) released their 2018 Water, Energy, and Emissions Benchmarking Study celebrating their tenth benchmarking..
BIER released their 2016 Water and Energy Use Benchmarking Study, which includes water and energy data across the globe.
Beverage Industry Continues to Drive Improvement in Water and Energy Use Today the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) marks the release of select
Water and Energy Use Ratios Decrease 70 and 66 Percent Respectively Over Three-Year Period Since 2007, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has
Since 2007, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has conducted an annual quantitative benchmark to examine water use in the beverage sector. 20