Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER)

2022 BIER Stakeholder Spotlight: Dan Bena

Meet Dan Bena

Name: Dan Bena, CEO | ESG Executive | Coach & Mentor | Water Steward | Writer | Board Member | Hon. Professor | Trustee


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BIER Member Spotlight: Jessica Merz

Meet Jessica Merz

Name: Jessica Merz, Vice President, Global Corporate Communications

Company: Bacardi

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BIER Member Spotlight: Daniel Hernandez

Meet Daniel Hernandez

Name: Daniel Hernandez, EHS and Sustainability Manager
Company: Brown-Forman
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BIER Member Spotlight: Virginia Covo Naranjo

Meet Virginia Covo Naranjo

Name: Virginia Covo Naranjo, Global Director Climate Action

Company: Anheuser-Busch InBev

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BIER Member Spotlight: Andy Battjes


Name: Andy Battjes, Director Environmental, Health, and Safety

Company: Brown-Forman

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5 BIER Publications Supporting the Advancement of Environmental Sustainability in the Beverage Sector for 2022


As the world hastens its speed in the race against climate change, members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) have been acting as the model of industry collaboration for over 15 years collectively driving sector actions and alignment, stakeholder engagement and advocacy, and corporate leadership on business-relevant environmental dimensions including water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), climate change and adaptation, circularity and recycling, and sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) Releases The Decarbonization Playbook for Small and Medium Suppliers

Press Release

February 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ - In response to a world progressively seeking to move towards low carbon economies, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published The Decarbonization Playbook for Small and Medium Suppliers.

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) Issues Results of 2021 Water, Energy, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Benchmarking Study

Press Release

February 1, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) completed its 11th global benchmarking study – a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative research of water, energy, and emissions efficiency in the beverage industry. The findings of the study substantiate the beverage industry’s ongoing efforts to better understand and reduce resource use on a global scale.

Past and Present: What's Ahead for BIER in 2022

Press Release

Notably, 2021 marked significant collective progress as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) hit the mainstream.  Accompanying the growing focus of initiatives aimed toward target setting and improved assessment and measurement of ESG plans, acute attention is now focused on addressing rapid decarbonization, deforestation, energy efficiency, and other critical impacts of businesses’ value chains.

2021 in Review: BIER Reflects on a 15th Year of Being a Model of Industry Collaboration


In 2021, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) celebrated its 15 year anniversary as a consortium of leading global beverage companies advancing environmental sustainability. BIER has been recognized as a model of industry collaboration and has continuously advanced the development of sustainable solutions through beverage industry-specific data collection, methodologies, standard-setting, best practice sharing, and thought leadership.


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