Understanding carbon impacts and informing policy
As climate change legislation advances throughout the world, beverage companies are proactively driving strategies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their enterprises as well as the life-cycles of their products. Through the allied voice of BIER, members collaborate to monitor and inform the development of climate change policy initiatives and work to ensure policy compliance through common guidance for calculating, tracking and reporting carbon impacts within the beverage sector.
In the beverage sector, being more productive while using less energy has never been a greater priority given the increasing expectations from retailers, distributors, and consumers for more sustainable manufacturing. From conversion of raw ingredients to bottling to final packaging and transportation to market, BIER recognizes that there are considerable opportunities to improve energy efficiency across beverage sector operations and works to achieve acceptable standards through benchmarking and best practice sharing around energy accounting, key performance indicators, and transparency.
Climate Change Work Products
The following publications relate to our efforts in improving energy efficiency and forming climate change solutions within the beverage sector.
- BIER’s Joint Commitment on Climate Change: Read the full text of the commitment BIER members have made to do their part to actively fight climate change.
- NEW Beverage Industry Sector Guidance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting aimed to enhance and support the estimation, tracking and reporting of GHG emissions within the beverage industry.
Plus in-depth carbon footprint research by beverage category:
Climate Change Solutions & Energy Efficiency News
The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has released a document entitled Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance (4.0).
Carbon management is fraught with both challenge and opportunity. Learn how BIER is tackling it from five of our members representing PepsiCo, HEINEKEN, & more.
Given the global beverage sector’s share of Global Greenhouse Gases (GHG) is estimated at 0.4%, climate change reduction and adaptation are crucial components for environmental sustainability strategies in the beverage industry. Climate change has significant ramifications for water and energy — vital resources both within our direct operations, as well as within the broader production supply chain. Thus, a compelling business case can be made from the beverage sector to recognize and adapt to these environmental challenges.
Learn how Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable has spent the last 10 years tackling energy efficiency, GHG emissions, and more.
Since its inception, BIER members have used this unique forum to collaborate on climate change adaptation and mitigation by sharing best practice and developing standards and tools.
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
Seeks to Ensure Common Framework for Sector GHG Emissions Reporting In an effort to better understand GHG emissions associated with the beverage industry and to