Sustainable Distributor Toolkit

As beer and beverage distributors continue to grapple with high energy prices during the busy summer season, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released a toolkit in partnership with Double Green to help companies save money and reduce their carbon footprint through efficiency and sustainability efforts.

The toolkit contains a variety of easy-to-use information, including:

  • Ways to reduce a distributor’s resource usage and carbon footprint within three key areas: warehousing, trucking/transportation and trade recycling
  • Classification of efficiency efforts ordered from more straightforward solutions to more complex or capital-intensive solutions
  • Real world examples from distributors to serve as best practices for implementation
  • A sustainability calculator for NBWA members to help determine the energy and carbon savings of each initiative

“Efficiency and sustainability have always been priorities for the beer distribution industry. Now, with the challenges of inflation and high gas prices, doing more with less is increasingly top of mind,” NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser said. “This toolkit highlights the good work of America’s beer and beverage distributors and helps others find ways to improve their efficiency and sustainability, saving money and resources while reducing their carbon footprint.”
"Distributors looking for practical, proven ways to reduce their costs and greenhouse gas emissions without disrupting their operations will find it in the efficiency and sustainability toolkit,” Double Green President & CEO Molly Reilly said. “America's beer and beverage distributors are sure to find economic returns from every environmental action prescribed in NBWA's toolkit making the industry more resilient.”

The toolkit highlights distributors’ additional efficiency efforts to provide a roadmap for continuous improvement in the industry. To access the toolkit, click here.

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