The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) is delighted to announce leading Korean alcohol producer LOTTE Chilsung Beverage as a new associate member.
LOTTE Chilsung Beverage joins the world’s leading wine, spirits, and beer producers in their ambition to reduce harmful drinking, promote a better understanding of responsible drinking, and further their robust responsibility standards.
IARD Board Chair and Pernod Ricard VP Global Public Affairs & Alcohol in Society Laurent Scheer said:
“We welcome LOTTE Chilsung Beverage as our newest associate member, and first Korean producer. By joining IARD, LOTTE Chilsung Beverage is demonstrating their commitment to sustainability, social responsibility, and to tackling harmful drinking and promoting responsible drinking: these are values shared by all IARD members.
“We are seeing reductions in underage drinking, binge drinking, and drink driving in many parts of the world but there is still much work to be done. IARD is determined to work with other partners in the private sector, as well as the public sector, and communities to help accelerate these reductions in harmful drinking, as part of a whole-of-society approach. LOTTE Chilsung Beverage shares this vision and we are delighted to welcome them to IARD.”
LOTTE Chilsung Beverage CEO Yun-Gie Park commented:
“LOTTE Chilsung Beverage understands the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) values and is committed to sustainable management, and to ensuring that our products are enjoyed responsibly. We aim to contribute to economic growth, fulfill our social responsibilities, and partner with local communities. We will also continue to collaborate with our employees and various stakeholders to promote responsible drinking and reduce harmful alcohol consumption. The goals and activities of IARD align with our direction to uphold social responsibility and sustainability as a beverage company, and we are pleased to join the organization as an associate member.”