August 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) are guiding documents and rules intended to provide transparency on the environmental impact of consumer products, and they often influence EU environmental policies as well as consumer information. The European Commission has published the latest PEFCRs on their website, including PEFCRs that focus on the beverage industry—Beer, Wine, and Packed Water.
Twice a month the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is highlighting their members' beverage industry sustainability insights and ideas in their BIER Member Spotlight series. These spotlights include their answers to questions about their company's sustainability achievements and strategy, practical insights from BIER, interesting facts, and more.
This month's BIER member spotlight focuses on Rick Price, Director of Global Environment, Health & Safety at Beam Suntory and participant in BIER's Water and Benchmarking working groups.
Hosted by the Carlsberg Group in Copenhagen, Denmark
June 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Global beverage industry leaders convened May 22-24, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) semi-annual meeting. Hosted by the Carlsberg Group, this three-day meeting’s agenda tackled environmental sustainability challenges and successes through best practice sharing on carbon emissions, water reuse and technology, energy and climate change, and transparency and disclosure.
Associate Director Nick Martin to Transition into the Role
May 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Effective May 31, 2018, Tod Christenson will be formally retiring from his role as Executive Director of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER). As one of the original founders of the group back in 2006, Tod has been instrumental in the growth and evolution of the roundtable and in the success of its many initiatives.
We are excited to announce the launch of our new Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) LinkedIn page. In tandem with our Twitter, @BIERoundable, we will be sharing information on beverage industry sustainability, benchmarking, tools, and insights from our members.
The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) works to advance the beverage sector’s environmental sustainability through the collaboration of our members, our best practice development, and the tools we provide to the sector and beyond. We are pleased to see that mission in action, as seen most recently in the news for several leading beverage companies: Absolut Vodka and the Carlsberg Group.
In today’s rapidly changing world, the uncertainty change brings can be nerve-racking for companies of all sizes—especially when it comes to sustainability. From resource scarcity to changes in policy, there are a myriad of unknown possibilities that could impact the vitality of businesses, communities and ecosystems.
Global beverage industry leaders convened October 17-19, 2017 in Guadalajara, Mexico for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) semi-annual meeting. Hosted by Brown-Forman, this three-day meeting’s agenda tackled pressing environmental sustainability issues such as performance in watershed context, energy and climate change, regenerative agriculture, and transparency and disclosure. Additionally, a regional perspective was shared with a presentation on sustainability from the Tequila Council, an insights review of the recent Latin American Water Forum, and the discussion of r