7 Major Water Stewardship Milestones in the Beverage Industry | BIER Decade in Review

Water is absolutely vital to the beverage industry
Jun 15, 2017 11:30 AM ET

Water is absolutely vital to the beverage industry. Beverage companies not only rely on water as an essential ingredient, but also as a primary resource for growing agricultural ingredients. As a result, protecting this critical resource is a business imperative—not to mention the right thing to do.

“As leading beverage companies, we have an opportunity and responsibility to help tackle our world’s global water challenges, and are committed to doing so,” says Dr. Paul Bowen, Director of Sustainable Operations at The Coca-Cola Company and a founding member of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER). “For more than a decade, BIER members have collaborated on innovative approaches, tools and methodologies for assessing the technical and business aspects of water within our operations to inform educated actions. The more environmentally smart updates embraced internally, the greater the benefits for our shared world. By working together, we can continue to increase positive results for both our businesses and planet.”

To celebrate over 10 years of work, our members highlight some of the water stewardship milestones BIER has achieved through collaboration, benchmarking and developing actionable solutions.

Check out the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable's (BIER) Water Milestones blog post, featuring insights and tips from sustainability leaders at our member companies. 

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, Danone Waters, Fetzer Vineyards, Diageo, Heineken, Jackson Family Wines, New Belgium Brewing, MillerCoors, Molson Coors, Pernod Ricard, Ocean Spray Cranberries, and PepsiCo. For more information, visit www.bieroundtable.com