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Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers Active and Willing Partners in Meeting United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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LONDON, July 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The UN has embedded partnership at the center of the SDGs, and continues to emphasize the important role the private sector can play as part of a multi-sector approach.

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Businesses can enable bolder ideas and greater impact through its investment, unique expertise, technology, reach, and data. IARD members, as the leading beer, wine and spirits producers, are determined to be part of this movement of positive change to promote sustainable development for all.

Partnering For Progresson SDGS looks at work by IARD members that has effected meaningful change across the globe, focusing on the key areas of combatting harmful use of alcohol, improving health, reducing environmental impact, fostering economic growth and reducing NCDs. Their collective efforts have had a positive impact on thousands of communities in over a hundred communities from the Dominican Republic to India.

IARD's CEO and President Henry Ashworth commented: "This report, and the examples cited in it, highlight the progress that can be achieved through meaningful partnerships between businesses, NGOs and governments in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals.

"However successful partnerships can only thrive when there is a broad and responsible business sector able to play its role and support others in playing theirs.

"A whole-of-society approach is critical in delivering sustainable development locally, nationally and globally and our collective efforts can go much further if we move from a shared agenda to shared solutions.

"By developing a united and collaborative response, that includes the beer, wine, and spirits producers as equal partners, we can tackle NCDs and help meet the targets laid out within the SDGs."

IARD members are active partners in delivering the SDGs:

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing harmful drinking worldwide and promoting responsible drinking, amongst those who choose to drink. IARD is supported by its member companies from all sectors of the regulated alcohol industry - beer, wine, and spirits - in their common purpose of being part of the solution to reducing the harmful use of alcohol. For more information on our membership and what we do, please visit http://www.iard.org.

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