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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

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November 18, 2015 /3BL Media/  -  The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) welcomes Jackson Family Wines (JFW), a leading international, luxury wine company, as its newest member. Producing some of the world’s highest quality wines, JFW has received awards for both environmentally and socially responsible practices in Europe and North America.

A sustainability role model in the wine industry, JFW has saved over $15 million stemming from energy efficiency initiatives to date. In addition, the company conserves 11 million gallons of water annually and recycles 98% of materials on their bottling line. These savings have allowed the winery to expand its initial sustainability efforts even further, like the 6.5 megawatts of onsite solar in development at eight of its wineries, which will make JFW the wine industry’s largest solar energy generator by the end of this year. Being a privately-held, family company with a strong focus on sustainability, JFW provides a unique outlook on energy efficiency, water conservation, and packaging practices for collaboration within the beverage industry.

“Jackson Family Wines is an extremely valuable addition to BIER,” says Tod Christenson, BIER Director. “As a global leader offering environmental and social best practices from operations spanning four continents, they will enrich BIER’s perspective across the dimensions of sustainability relevant to the beverage industry, including energy and water stewardship.”

“JFW is excited to join BIER,” said Julien Gervreau, JFW’s Director of Sustainability. “We have been using the organization’s work as a benchmark for a few years now and look forward to contributing to BIER’s robust agenda for 2016.”

Recently published BIER work includes: a toolkit to help estimate the true cost of water at defined “pinch points” within a beverage facility; sector guidance on establishing a structured, holistic energy management approach for facilities; and BIER’s joint commitment on climate change.

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 Suntory, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg, The Coca-Cola Company, Constellation Brands, Inc., Danone Waters, Diageo, Ecolab, Fetzer Vineyards, Heineken, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., MillerCoors, Molson Coors, New Belgium Brewing Company, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, SABMiller, SealedAir, and Sun Orchard. For more information, visit www.bieroundtable.com

About Jackson Family Wines
Jackson Family Wines (JFW) is a family-owned company that crafts award-winning wines of distinct character and quality. With a focus on sustainable viticulture practices, responsible vineyard and natural resource management and unparalleled winemaking, the family’s portfolio is comprised of more than 30 renowned wineries. In addition to their acclaimed Oregon and California producers, the family’s collection includes fine wines from France, Chile, Italy, Australia and South Africa. Founded in 1982 by wine pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jess Jackson, JFW and its wineries are led by chairman & proprietor Barbara Banke and the Jackson family. Learn more online at www.jacksonfamilywines.com


Tod Christenson
+1 (612) 850-8609
Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable | Energy | Jackson Family Wines | Solar Energy | Water

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