The global non-alcoholic beverage industry recognizes the urgent need for action in order to protect our planet and promote well-being for all. Our members stand in strong support of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
We know that the environment underlies many of the Sustainable Development Goals – from clean water and energy to climate action and building sustainable cities and communities, just to name a few. ICBA and its members offer our full support for these Goals and recognize that progress – and success – will require leadership and innovation from all stakeholders, including the private sector.
The global beverage industry strives to be among the world’s leading innovators of ways to reduce our environmental impact though recycling, packaging innovation, water stewardship, energy efficiency and water conservation. We understand that it is essential for our industry to continue to innovate and lead on environmentally sustainable manufacturing practices that reduce our environmental footprint worldwide. Sustainable management of natural resources – from water to soil to fossil fuels – is key to strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to mitigate climate hazards.