05/03/2010

Beverage Industry Releases Sector Guidance for GHG Reporting

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has completed the
"Beverage Industry Sector Guidance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting"
Version 2.0.

The document is the first greenhouse gas (GHG) guidance to incorporate both
enterprise inventory and product carbon footprinting approaches for a single
industry.

"The BIER Sector Guidance document places our industry in the forefront of
corporations that are seeking to act in a socially responsible manner," says
David Walker, director of Environmental Sustainability, PepsiCo. "By using this
document to communicate consistently and transparently to our consumers,
governments, investors, and other stakeholders, we are setting the standard for
uniform enterprise and product-level carbon emission reporting."

BIER members built on existing global protocols to develop sector-specific
guidance that will drive greater consistency in GHG accounting methodology
across the industry. Specifically, BIER used The Greenhouse Gas Protocol and
Publicly Available Specification 2050 as foundation protocols for enterprise
inventory accounting and product carbon footprinting, respectively.

Included in the guidance are appendices on maturation of beverage alcohol,
beverage retail and home refrigeration, transportation logistics and product
distribution, and recycling allocation. Critical stakeholders, including World
Resources Institute and Carbon Trust, participated in a formal review of the
guidance and provided valuable comments.


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