Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has announced today that it has achieved certified B Corporation status, making it the biggest beer business in the world to be awarded the accolade to date.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose
The announcement comes, following over a year of rigorous assessments across its global business, and is further confirmation of its long-term commitment to showcase that business can be a force for good and build a ‘new kind of business that balances purpose and profit’.
The brewers B Corp status is part of its wider commitments to ensure that it is a ‘planet first business’. Following previous news that it was the world’s first carbon negative beer business, through its work double offsetting its emissions.
James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog commented, “After decades of inaction we have a climate crisis on the horizon, and our certification as a B Corp business is another huge part of BrewDog’s commitment to considering the impact of our business decisions on the global community. B Corp is the future of business and we are proud to join an aspirational group of businesses like Patagonia and Allbirds in achieving B Corp status.
' Through the certification we have committed to joining the community of business leaders, who want to use their businesses as a ‘force for good’. The business landscape is changing so much and the impact of C-19 is only going to accelerate that change. The future of business is B Corp”.