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Environmental Impact

UNESDA and its members actively contribute to a number of platforms seeking to define common best-practice frameworks for measuring and evaluating the environmental footprint of products.  The industry is committed to examining all areas of the business that have environmental impact including energy use, packaging, use of water and transport.

Establishing universal definitions and methodologies for calculating environmental impact is challenging as new methods are constantly emerging and we need to take a holistic approach from production through to sale and include the impact of consumer behaviour in purchasing and disposing of the product.

We are members of organisations including the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), The Retail Forum and the Food Sustainable Consumption and Production Roundtable.  UNESDA also supports the work done by the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) which has taken a lead in developing methodologies for calculating water and carbon footprinting.  We are working closely with the Carbon Trust, the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Twelve global beverage companies are actively participating in BIER, representing categories right across the industry.

Across Europe UNESDA members are included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index.  Member companies use leading standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety), ISO 22000 (Food Safety), The Global Reporting Initiative, London Benchmarking Group and the International Business Leaders Forum.