BIER Releases Practical Perspective on Managing Water-Related Business Risk

BIER Releases Practical Perspective on Managing Water-Related Business Risk

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 10:45am

CONTENT: Press Release

St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) released today “A Practical Perspective on Managing Water-Related Business Risks and Opportunities in the Beverage Sector”, a document developed through a collaborative effort of BIER members for the purpose of sharing collective experience with proactively identifying, prioritizing, and managing water-related risks and opportunities.

This sector perspective provides a common approach within the beverage industry to assess the technical and business aspects of water risks and opportunities. It shares member thoughts and experiences on gathering data and using the wide variety of tools, resources, and guidance available to support such endeavors. While the Perspective has a beverage sector focus, the information and concepts are applicable to other industry sectors. 

“Although the beverage sector has been recognized as being more proactive on managing water issues, much remains to be done,” says Tod Christenson, Director, BIER. “There are many water-related challenges ahead that require actionable solutions.  Our hope is that this document provides unique and practical insight into more effectively managing water-related business risks and opportunities.”

The public release of this document further supports BIER’s mission of establishing a common framework for leadership in the realm of water stewardship, creating tools and methodologies, and facilitating the exchange of data and information to accelerate the process from analysis to sustainable solutions.

The complete document is available for download at

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. Formed in 2006, BIER aims to affect sector change through work focused on water stewardship, energy efficiency and climate change. BIER members include Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bacardi, Beam, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone Waters, Diageo, Diversey, Ecolab, Heineken, MillerCoors, MolsonCoors, Nestle Waters, New Belgium Brewing Company, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard and SABMiller. For more information, visit

About Global Corporate Consultancy

The Global Corporate Consultancy (GCC) of the Antea Group is a management consulting firm that specializes in sustainability, delivering results from strategy through implementation. Believing the best programs integrate sustainability into core business practices. GCC experts partner with clients to identify and act on business-relevant social and environmental opportunities. Through fit-for-purpose and uniquely innovative solutions, clients benefit from reduced business risk, new opportunities and long-term competitive advantage. For more information, visit


Tod Christenson
+1 (612) 850-8609
Director, BIER
CATEGORY: Environment