BC Liquor Stores is a responsible retailer of beverage alcohol and we take our responsibility seriously—it's an integral part of providing a high level of customer service, education and customer experience. Ultimately, our responsibility is to promote the responsible use of beverage alcohol, to help reduce our impact on the environment and to give back to the communities we serve.
Responsible use means moderate consumption, enforcing legal age of drinking, promoting zero tolerance (for drinking and driving or performing sports activites and during pregnancy). Initiatives in stores and online include a monthly awareness campaign of different responsible use topics, providing food pairings where possible with the products we sell and providing tips to hosts and event planners. Responsible use is important to us and is an integral part of our business.
Learn more about our Responsible Use programs including our Dry Grad campaign on our corporate site at http://www.bcldb.com/corporate-social-responsibility/responsible-use.
Earth Day - Doing Our Part Together
April 22 is Earth Day so for the entire month of April, BC Liquor Stores will be featuring its green initiatives and sustainability work.
BC Liquor Stores is committed to making a difference. The goal is to reduce our environmental footprint by implementing programs such as waste management, energy and fuel efficiency, container recycling and plastic bag reduction.
We are passionate about reducing waste by recycling cardboard, paper and plastic and encouraging use of recyclable bags. Some BC Liquor Store locations also use sustainable building materials, non-toxic paints, and energy-efficient lighting.
We are power smart.
Since 2009, our energy-efficiency projects have saved enough energy to power 327 BC homes per year.
In 2015, we recycled 2,543 tonnes of cardboard, plastic, and paper - equivalent to the weight of 13 blue whales.
We are carbon neutral.
We have invested in 18,621 tonnes of BC carbon offsets since 2010 - equivalent to taking 3,920 passenger vehicles off the road for a year.
We take 'em back.
Last year, customers returned 94 million containers to BC Liquor Stores. Over 90% of liquor bottles and cans sold in BC are returned.
Are you okay without a bag?
In 2015, BC Liquor Stores redesigned their plastic bags to save over 21,000 kg of plastic per year - equivalent to the weight of 78 adult grizzly bears. You can help us save even more plastic by bringing your own reusable bag.
By doing our part together, we can help create a greener world.
Learn more about our intiatives by visiting our corporate site at www.bcldb.com.
Celebrate Life. Enjoy Responsibly.
Reducing our impact on the environment
Everyone has an important role to play in a healthy environment – especially as a retailer. That's why BC Liquor Stores is committed to further reducing its environmental footprint by building on existing programs and introducing new innovative plans. From bags to recycling, we're doing our part to reduce the impact.
For more about our efforts to reduce environmental impact, visit our corporate site at http://www.bcldb.com/corporate-social-responsibility/sustainability/retail.
Our commitment to the community
BC Liquor Stores and our employees believe in giving back to the communities we serve through the participation in a variety of programs that benefit those communities. Each year, BC Liquor Stores employees actively participate in the Provincial Employees Community Services Fund (PECSF) as well as supporting annual charitable fundraising activities. BC Liquor Stores is proud to help our communities through our Support Dry Grad initiative in spring and the Share-a-Bear program during the winter holiday season. Additionally, BC Liquor Stores supports disaster relief via Red Cross and helps raise funds for emergency disaster relief.
Learn more about our community fundraising efforts on our corporate site at http://www.bcldb.com/corporate-social-responsibility/community.
For more information about how we promote responsible use, reduce our impact on the environment and support charities in the community, please visit our corporate site at http://www.bcldb.com/corporate-social-responsibility.