Better Together: The Next 10 Years of BIER—And Beyond

Meet the environmental leaders committed to sustainability innovation in the beverage sector
May 23, 2018 1:30 PM ET
Meet the Environmental Leaders Committed to Sustainability Innovation in the Beverage Sector

Better Together: The Next 10 Years of BIER—And Beyond

As Helen Keller so famously said: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Since our inception in 2006, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has stayed true to this founding concept, with global beverage brands setting competition aside and coming together as an industry to advance environmental sustainability and value.

Together, we’ve tackled water stewardship by developing a living framework to guide beverage companies’ strategies, benchmarking studies, and toolkits. We’ve developed guidance for GHG emissions reporting, mapped the carbon footprints of common beverage types, and achieved major improvements in energy intensity. We’ve made a collective commitment to fight climate change and taken action.

And we’re just getting started.

With the participation of more than 60 environmental leaders from 18 beverage companies, consultancies, and associations, we’re focused on shaping the sustainable future of the beverage industry—and beyond. Our respective working groups are engaged in innovative projects, from working to enhance local water data access through basin collaborations to developing a future-focused roadmap for better carbon management.

Who are these environmental leaders taking collaborative action? Check out the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable's (BIER) blog post to find out.

About BIER

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 eco-system 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, New Belgium Brewing, MillerCoors, Molson Coors, Pernod Ricard, Ocean Spray Cranberries, and PepsiCo. For more information, visit