Constellation Brands Joins Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:25am

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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.

“Constellation Brands is a fantastic addition to BIER,” says Tod Christenson, BIER Director. “As the largest premium wine company in the world, they will bring a wealth of practical experience with corporate social responsibility, which has been a fundamental component of the company since its founding. Their technical expertise, from having the largest solar footprint in the USA wine industry to pursuing sustainable agriculture throughout their global operations, will enrich and bring new perspectives to our various work streams.”

“As an agricultural based company, environmental issues are not only important to us – they are an essential component in our continued growth and success,” says Rob Sands, President and CEO.  “Our aim is to look for ways to improve the environment, while also minimizing Constellation’s collective impact.  Joining BIER is an indication of the importance we place on collaborating to achieve positive environmental change both up and down our supply chain and across the beverage sector.”

Recently published BIER work includes sector guidance to establish a common methodology for estimation, tracking and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and a quantitative benchmarking study that examines water and energy use drivers and impacts across more than 1,700 beverage production facilities.


About BIER
The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is a technical coalition of leading global beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector. BIER aims to affect sector change through work focused on water stewardship, energy efficiency and climate change, beverage container recycling, sustainable agriculture and eco-system services. BIER members include American Beverage Association, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bacardi, Beam, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg, The Coca-Cola Company, Constellation Brands, Danone Waters, Diageo, Diversey, Ecolab, Heineken, MillerCoors, MolsonCoors, New Belgium Brewing Company, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, SABMiller, and Sun Orchard. For more information, visit


About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. In 2013, Constellation was one of the best performing stocks in the S&P 500. Constellation is the number three beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands including Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo and Pacifico. Constellation is also the world's leader in premium wine selling great brands that people love including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Rex Goliath, Mark West, Franciscan Estate, Ruffino and Jackson-Triggs. The company's premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka and Black Velvet Canadian Whisky.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand-building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio, sales in approximately 100 countries, about 40 facilities and approximately 6,300 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, visit


Alison Trauley
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Antea Group
Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | Agribusiness | Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable | Beverage sector | Business & Trade | Carbon Footprint | Climate Change / Global Warming | Climate and the environment | Conservation | Constellation Brands | Corporate Social Responsibility

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