Social Responsibility

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

Responsible use means moderate consumption, enforcing legal age of drinking, promoting zero tolerance (for drinking and driving or performing sports activities 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.


Social Responsibility Campaign for March: Support Dry Grad

CommunicationIsKeyGraduation is a special rite of passage for many students. Between March 5 and 31, donate $1 to Support Dry Grad at any BC Liquor Store and receive a delicious milk chocolate wafer as a tasty token of our appreciation. 100 percent of the money donated goes to dry grad celebrations in your school district.

Support Dry Grad is an annual community-based fundraising campaign sponsored by the BC Liquor Distribution Branch. Dry Grad provides students with a safe, fun, drug- and alcohol-free environment to celebrate their graduation.

Now in its 17th year, the Support Dry Grad campaign in BC Liquor Stores has been an integral part of the Liquor Distribution Branch’s efforts to reduce underage drinking and promote zero consumption by minors. With your help, the campaign has raised more than $6.2 million since it began in 2001.

Visit a BC Liquor Store near you to Support Dry Grad! 


Ongoing Social Responsibility Campaign: Alcohol Sense - Moderation Makes it Memorable

Reduce the risk of causing temporary or permanent damage to your body by taking it slow when consuming alcohol. Some tips to achieve moderation include drinking slowly, having a glass of water between alcoholic drinks and snacking while drinking.

For our ongoing Social Responsibility Campaign, BC Liquor Stores has partnered with the Ministry of Health, Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, and Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia to remind customers about the dangers of binge drinking.

To see all of BC Liquor Stores' Responsible Use campaigns, visit our corporate website here

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.