As our world becomes more industrialized and the human population grows, impacts on biodiversity are accelerating at unprecedented rates, causing a degradation of ecosystem services, or the benefits people receive from ecosystems. Within the beverage sector, recent traction around the concept of ecosystem services has led to greater environmental consciousness among consumers and greater emphasis on natural resource conservation among beverage companies.
BIER recognizes the dependencies and impacts that ...
BIER recognizes the dependencies and impacts that beverage sector operations have on ecosystems, particularly on agrarian and fresh water resources throughout the supply chain, and is working to define industry-specific guidance on ecosystem stewardship and valuation methodologies. Creating common understanding around resource vulnerability assessments, sustainable commodity sourcing, and wastewater treatment are a few of the ecosystem aspects where BIER aspires to improve beverage sector performance.
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