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Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases Energy Management Guidance for a Better Bottom Line and a Better Environment

Press Release

September 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) recognizes that energy management equals cost savings and has therefore released an Energy Management Guidance section to their website.  This Guidance was developed 'by Energy Managers for Energy Managers’ and further reinforces the Beverage Sector’s leadership on sustainability and commitment to sharing practical knowledge and expertise in support of all sectors. 

Beverage Industry Leaders Releases True Cost of Water Toolkit

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The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has leveraged its expertise to develop an innovative, user-friendly tool to help facilities better estimate their “true cost” of water. This interactive tool can help facilities within the beverage industry and beyond better determine direct costs associated with their most water- and resource--intensive processes.

Key Global Beverage Companies Share Commitment to Addressing Climate Change in Operations and Supply Chains

BIER Releases Joint Commitment Statement
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May 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Given the global beverage sector’s share of Global Greenhouse Gases (GHG) is estimated at 0.4%, climate change reduction and adaptation are crucial components for environmental sustainability strategies in the beverage industry.  Climate change has significant ramifications for water and energy -- vital resources both within our direct operations, as well as within the broader production supply chain.  Thus, a compelling business case can be made from the beverage sector to recognize and adapt to these environmental challenges. 

Coming Soon - Facility Performance in Watershed Context

BIER Concept Paper
Multimedia with summary

With World Water Day right around the corner, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a Concept Paper that frames our approach to measuring facility water performance in the context of local watershed conditions. 

BIER Issues Results of 2014 Water and Energy Use Benchmarking Study

Beverage Industry Continues to Drive Improvement in Water and Energy Use
Press Release

February 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) marks the release of select results from the 2014 benchmarking study.  In its eighth year of benchmarking, BIER recognized a number of key findings pointing to continued efforts on the part of the beverage industry to improve water and energy usage.

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. Joins Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

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January 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is pleased to welcome Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages, as its newest member.  With more than 400 beverage offerings from 60 brands, Keurig brings a unique perspective to BIER’s efforts to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage industry.

Fetzer Vineyards Joins the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

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December 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) welcomes Fetzer Vineyards, a leading wine company, as its newest member.  Fetzer Vineyards, America's sixth largest premium wine producer, has been delivering high quality varietal wines since 1968 in Mendocino County, California.  As a founding member of the Climate Registry and the first winery to achieve Zero Waste certification, Fetzer Vineyards offers a leading perspective to BIER’s collaborative approach to reduce resource consumption, mitigate impacts and ensure the sustainable future of the beverage

Ecolab Hosts Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

Industry Leaders Unite to Share Best Practices, Advance Environmental Sustainability of Sector
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St. Paul, Minn., October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Beverage industry leaders from across the globe convened October 14-16 for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) semi-annual meeting. Ecolab hosted the event at the company’s Global Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) Center on its Schuman Campus in Eagan, Minn. The three-day agenda focused on BIER’s current work to reduce resource consumption, mitigate environmental impacts and ensure sustainable growth of the beverage sector.

Constellation Brands Joins Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

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September 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) welcomes Constellation Brands, a leading beer, wine and spirits company, as its newest member. With over 100 brands in its portfolio, Constellation Brands will bring multi-category perspectives to BIER’s collaborative approach to reduce resource consumption, mitigate impacts and ensure the sustainable future of the beverage sector.

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Issues Guiding Principles on Ecosystems

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September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) issued today a set of guiding principles on ecosystem services, intended to help beverage companies integrate ecosystem parameters into business decision-making. The principles seek to improve beverage sector environmental performance by optimizing operations, protecting biodiversity, replenishing natural resources used and engaging across the value chain.

BIER Guiding Principles on Ecosystems

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