Sustainability in the Beverage Industries

Today, more than ever, commitment to delivering safe, high quality beverage products carries with it a responsibility to sustain the natural resources used to create them. Operational strategies must assume a proactive approach that seeks to reduce impacts to the environment and mitigate risk across the supply chain from grower to manufacturer to consumer. This includes identifying and evaluating water risks and opportunities and expanding water stewardship efforts beyond the four walls of production facilities and into the supply chain. Being more productive while using less energy has never been a greater priority given the opportunities to use energy management to make a facility and company more resilient to rising energy costs, supply shortages, and potential disruptions as well as the shared responsibility to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Representatives of three companies—Lagunitas, Jackson Family Wines, and Guayaki—will discuss what they are doing to bring about positive change in the beverage industry.

Chris Mann

CEO / Chariman of the Gourd

Eppa Rixey

Strategic Planning Manager