Energy Efficiency & Climate Change

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.

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Beverage Companies Commit to Addressing Climate Change Through Operations and Supply Chains

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.

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Being more productive while using less energy has never been a greater priority.

Learn more about how BIER’s workstreams, such as energy efficiency and climate change solutions, support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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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