Tackling Sustainable Development Goal 6: How Beverage Industry Giants Are Accelerating Water Action Through Collaboration

How Beverage Giants Are Tackling SDG 6 Through Collaboration
Sep 12, 2019 1:00 PM ET

ABInBev. American Beverage Association. Bacardi. Beam Suntory. Brown-Forman. Carlsberg Group. Constellation Brands. Diageo. HEINEKEN. Keurig Dr. Pepper. Molson Coors and MillerCoors. Ocean Spray. PepsiCo. Pernod Ricard. The Coca-Cola Company.

These 16 companies are industry giants, delivering nearly every corner of the world with thirst-quenching drinkables of every variety. On the streets, these companies are competing for consumer affections and loyalty. But behind the scenes, they’re tackling one of our world’s most pressing challenges: water.

“Across the world, hundreds of millions of people lack access to safe, clean water—not to mention the fact that demand for water is growing with climate and security threats increasing,” Andre Fourie, Global Director of Water Sustainability at ABInBev, said. “As some of the world’s most recognized and beloved brands—and brands that rely on good quality water to make great beers-—it’s our duty to rise as leaders in advancing water security for all.”

Today, each of these brands has publicly declared their commitment to achieving the United Nation’s aggressive Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which centers on ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation worldwide by 2030.

But commitment and action aren’t one in the same. These companies have not only committed but are making incredible progress toward their goals—both individually and together. How? Visit the BIER blog to continue reading how beverage companies are tackling the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.