Fetzer Vineyards Joins the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable
December 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) welcomes Fetzer Vineyards, a leading wine company, as its newest member. Fetzer Vineyards, America's sixth largest premium wine producer, has been delivering high quality varietal wines since 1968 in Mendocino County, California. As a founding member of the Climate Registry and the first winery to achieve Zero Waste certification, Fetzer Vineyards offers a leading perspective to BIER’s collaborative approach to reduce resource consumption, mitigate impacts and ensure the sustainable future of the beverage sector.
“We are extremely pleased to add Fetzer Vineyard’s voice to BIER,” says Tod Christenson, BIER Director. “Fetzer is a leader in the wine industry when it comes to implementing proactive, sustainable solutions. The company’s experience in sustainability will bring an innovative prospective to many of our coalition’s focus areas, including effective resource usage, waste reduction techniques and sound water stewardship practices.”
“Fetzer Vineyards is proud to join BIER. We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with leading global beverage companies to drive meaningful, industry-wide change,” said Josh Prigge, sustainability manager at Fetzer Vineyards.
Recently published BIER work includes a set of guiding principles for ecosystem services, sector guidance to establish a common methodology for estimation, tracking and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and a quantitative benchmarking study that examines water and energy use drivers and impacts across more than 1,700 beverage production facilities.
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, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg, The Coca-Cola Company, Constellation Brands, Danone Waters, Diageo, Diversey, Ecolab, Fetzer Vineyards, Heineken, MillerCoors, MolsonCoors, New Belgium Brewing Company, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, SABMiller, and Sun Orchard. For more information, visit www.bieroundtable.com
About Fetzer Vineyards
Pioneers in sustainability, Fetzer Vineyards is continuing its legacy of hard work, rebellious thinking and wines that make a difference. The company has developed practices that are environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and ultimately sustainable. We strive for the perfect relationship between land, climate and grape, so we can bring wines of remarkable quality and character to the table. For more information, visit www.fetzer.com.