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 on our corporate site at http://www.bcldb.com/corporate-social-responsibility/responsible-use.
Support Dry Grad is annual community-based fundraising campaign sponsored by the BC Liquor Distribution Branch. Each March, BC Liquor Stores customers can donate $1 to Support Dry Grad. Each customer will receive a complimentary package of chocolate in their recognition of their $1 donation. This donation benefits all students in local school districts by providing their local Dry Grad planning committees with financial support to plan alcohol-free high school graduation events and activities.
All the support of Dry Grad donations stay in local communities throughout British Columbia. The BCLDB provides 100% of all funds raised to participating School Districts and the Federation of Independent Schools. In 2013, BC Liquor Store customers donated $458,000. Now in its 14th year, BC Liquor Store customers have raised over $4.4 million for alcohol-free events in their communities.
Help us Support Dry Grad by encouraging the responsible use of beverage alcohol by promoting awareness and prohibiting the sale of alcohol to minors.
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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.