PepsiCo Supports New Research that Models Carbon Footprint of Beverage Products

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PepsiCo Supports New Research that Models Carbon Footprint of Beverage Products

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Friday, October 5, 2012 - 11:00am

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER), a coalition of leading global beverage companies collaborating to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage industry, announced yesterday that it has published new research on the carbon footprints of drink products across the European and North American markets. The research, presented in reports that include emissions calculations, secondary data sources, and impact analyses, looks at five beverage categories - beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, spirits, and wine.

The reports' findings are based in large part on independent business evaluations, such as life cycle assessments and greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, conducted by BIER's 19 member companies. BIER's membership includes several major industry players like Brown-Forman, Coca-Cola, Ecolab, Molson Coors Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, and PepsiCo.

"The category models being released today are a good example of how companies can work together to promote environmental sustainability," said Robert ter Kuile, PepsiCo's Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability. "This research will help PepsiCo, our fellow BIER member companies, our customers, and the broader beverage industry to identify new opportunities for sustainable business practices that conserve resources, reduce emissions and protect the environment."

Read more about BIER and the new research on carbon footprints on JustMeans.

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