We are the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing harmful drinking and promoting understanding of responsible drinking. We are supported by the leading global beer, wine, and spirits producers, who have come together for a common purpose: to be part of the solution in combating harmful drinking. To advance this shared mission, IARD works and partners with public sector, civil society, and private stakeholders.
IARD actively supports international goals to reduce harmful drinking, including the target in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) Global Monitoring Framework” of reducing the harmful use of alcohol by at least 10% by 2025 and United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.5. IARD’s member companies also positively impact a broad range of SDGs and want to do more.
IARD actively promotes the UN Global Compact’s ten principles through its activities and the eleven leading beer, wine and spirits producers that form IARD are all signatories of the Compact. See IARD’s 2018 Communication on Engagement
In addition, IARD is recognized as a nongovernmental organization in special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). NGOs with specific competence in fields of activity covered by ECOSOC may be granted special consultative status as a way to contribute to the work of ECOSOC and its many subsidiary bodies.