Certification underscores brewery’s focus on inclusive, equitable and regenerative practices
STRATFORD, Connecticut and SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Athletic Brewing Company, a leader in non-alcoholic brewing and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies of 2022, is thrilled to announce it has achieved B Corporation Certification™ status, joining companies in 80 countries and more than 150 industries that are committed to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. This certification comes as the brewery celebrates its fourth anniversary, making it a particularly special “B Day”.
By achieving this certification, Athletic Brewing joins a special group of companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Certified B Corp™ The statute is a means of driving positive change in the economic landscape, for both shareholders and stakeholders. To achieve this status, Athletic Brewing was assessed on how the business benefits its workers, communities, customers and the wider planet in a seamless and harmonious way.
Co-founder and chief brewer of Athletic Brewing, John Walkersaid to become a Certified B Corp™ has always been a goal for the company. “We are so excited to finally achieve this certification as we reach our fourth anniversary,” Walker said. “It’s one of our goals for several reasons: being a B Corp gives us accountability and validation, pushes us to focus on important things like leading by example in sustainability and accountability We are also joining a community of businesses and breweries that we truly admire, and it inspires us to work alongside them to impact the world around us, for our communities and our customers.”
Walker also explains that being a Certified B Corp™ means they are on the right track with how they operate internally and externally, and being exposed to the standards and accountability of this status is a key step towards continuous improvement as the brewery grows. Tools that are B Corp Certified™ brings is invaluable in shaping its growth plans and goals for success, and enables the brewery to have an impact on the wider community.
Walker explains, “Our goal with this company is to inspire and encourage other companies to follow suit: to be open, honest and responsible and never give up on making the world a better place for future generations.”
Athletic constantly strives to improve its operations through benchmarking and goal setting, education and networking.
For more information on Athletic Brewing, please visit https://athleticbrewing.com/
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About Athletic Brewing
Named “100 Most Influential Companies of 2022” by TIME as well as “Brands That Matter” by Fast Company in 2021, Athletic Brewing Company is reinventing beer for the modern, active adult. Their delicious craft beers offer a refreshing taste of craft beer, without alcohol or hangovers. With custom brews on the East and West Coasts, their lineup has won awards across the industry, even against full-strength beers, including the 2021 US Open Beer Awards Gold Medal for Run Wild. Additionally, Athletic Brewing’s “Two for the Trails” initiative donates 2% of all sales to cleaning and maintaining trails and parks. Additionally, as part of their IMPACT program, 1% of proceeds are donated to nonprofit organizations that support positive impact and early opportunity in their communities. Since 2022, Athletic Brewing has been proudly a Certified B Company™. Their full portfolio of flagship, seasonal and specialty beers is available for purchase on the website, www.athleticbrewing.comas well as the company’s hop-infused sparkling water, DayPack and membership offering – The Athletic Club.
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