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’s members and the members of its Partnership Council are a diverse group of organizations with a variety of viewpoints. They might not necessarily agree on all or any subjects. Any statements, findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed on this website do not reflect the policies or views of all IARD members or the organizations they represent, unless explicitly stated. However, all members agree on and support IARD’s mission of reducing the harmful use of alcohol.
IARD’s work is informed by scientific evidence on alcohol and health, including alcohol policy. By bringing together data and research on drinking patterns, alcohol in society, and regulations at a national level, IARD examines practices around policies and interventions that reduce harmful drinking. IARD’s tools and resources are intended to support stakeholders in formulating approaches that can be adapted to local needs and contexts.
The resources on this website are not intended as health advice to individuals about their drinking. People with specific questions about their drinking are encouraged to consult a healthcare professional. Together, they can determine what is best for that individual, based on individual risk factors, including family history, genetics, and lifestyle. For some people, the better choice may be to not drink at all.
Our health and policy resources are not intended to be exhaustive representations of all scientific research on a given subject and, as research is constantly evolving, they might not include the most recent findings. All IARD materials include a date of content review and they should be read in their entirety and not misrepresented or taken out of context.
IARD members are committed to reducing the harmful use of alcohol and have a long history of working in partnership with others as part of a whole-of-society approach. Our actions area highlights key actions IARD members are taking to reduce harmful drinking and raise standards across the globe.Visit our actions area Browse actions
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 2020 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.
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Working in partnership with others to help reduce harmful drinkingBrowse Case Studies
Key actions IARD members are taking to reduce harmful drinking and raise standardsBrowse Actions