“We are the world’s leading producers of beer, wine, and spirits, and our commitment to fight harmful drinking is fundamental to everything we do. We promote moderation for those who choose to drink, while working with others to combat underage drinking, drink driving, and excessive drinking. The harmful use of alcohol is a serious global public health issue and we have a duty to fight it: as an industry, as producers, as retailers, as parents, as families, as friends. Even though key measures on harmful drinking are moving in the right direction, we recognize that there is more we must do to accelerate progress as part of a whole-of-society approach that includes government, law enforcement, retailers, digital platforms, communities, educators, parents and others.
We support the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol, and we take seriously the role we have in delivering it, to achieve shared objectives to improve public health and reduce noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). We’re proud to be part of communities around the world where we provide jobs and contribute to valuable economic growth, and we’re proud of our global efforts to reduce harmful drinking. Together, we are determined to achieve even more.”
Chair of IARD CEO Group, President & CEO Beam Suntory