The National Beer Wholesalers Association has published a little brochure titled America’s Beer Distributors: Delivering Sustainable Solutions to Protect Tomorrow’s Environment. It contains a few vignettes describing sustainability efforts by a handful of distributors across the country.
For example, Crescent Crown Distributors in Phoenix is using hybrid diesel-electric delivery trucks. Manhattan Beer Distributors in New York is using compressed natural gas vehicles. And Wil Fischer Distributing in Springfield, Missouri runs vehicles on biodiesel made from used cooking oil. Bay Area Beverage Company in Richmond, California covered their warehouse with solar photovoltaic cells and now produces more energy than they consume.
Nice job on the sustainability brochure, NBWA folks. Perhaps next you could survey your members on sustainability initiatives and publish an annual report aggregating the results?