The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) Releases The Facility Decarbonization Playbook

Dec 15, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Press Release

In response to a world progressively seeking to move towards low carbon economies, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published The Facility Decarbonization Playbook.

Production facilities collectively across all sectors account for a large portion of fuel combustion related global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While many companies and facilities are setting ambitions and targets to reduce these emissions, it is still a relatively small percentage of all production facilities across all industrial sectors globally. Alone, one facility does not make the difference needed to tackle climate change impacts of production but taken together, all facilities can have a significant impact following the approach outlined within this playbook. 

The focus of the Facility Decarbonization Playbook is on providing guidance to less mature facilities to accelerate the journey from negative to positive impacts with regards to emissions. Because facility decarbonization needs to occur locally, the Facility Decarbonization Playbook offers foundational information to spur local efforts and is considered hugely informative to other sectors that might be lagging. As opposed to a step by step approach, the Playbook provides concise and focused key point for decarbonization through a methodical structure aligned with four pillars:

Reduction – decreasing emissions by increasing energy efficiency

Elimination – avoiding emissions by changings processes or technology or switching power or fuel source

Capture – removing and sequestering emissions (carbon) by industrial or natural techniques

Compensation – balancing emissions through carbon offsets, insetting, and credit

“The playbook has been developed to be relevant to any sector to accelerate decarbonization efforts. A critical mass of facilities increasing their efforts will open up greater technology availability, shared learnings, and scaled collective actions,” says Nick Martin, Executive Director of BIER.

The complete Decision Guide is available for download at:


Nick Martin
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​Executive Director | Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER)

About BIER
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 accelerate sector change and create meaningful impact on environmental sustainability matters. Through development and sharing of industry-specific analytical methods, best practice sharing, and direct stakeholder engagement, BIER accelerates the process of analysis to sustainable solution development. BIER members include: American Beverage Association, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bacardi, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Constellation Brands, Diageo, Heineken, Keurig Dr Pepper, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Ocean Spray, PepsiCo, and Pernod Ricard.  For more information, please visit