Celebrating B Corp™ Month
March is B Corp™ month and as such is an opportunity to celebrate those businesses that aim to do what they can for the benefit of their stakeholders and wider society. Certified B Corporations™, or B Corps™, are companies that have been verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and as such, we wish to place a spotlight on two of our exceptional B Corp™ accredited brands this month!
Drop Bear Beer Co is a multi award-winning specialist brewer of 0.5% ABV craft beers, all of which are vegan, gluten free and low calorie.
This is Wales’ first B Corp™ brewery and one of only eight B Corp™ breweries in the UK.
After an investment of £1.9 million, Drop Bear will be the UK’s largest dedicated alcohol-free brewery and one of only a handful in the world.
While relatively new entrants to the predominantly male-dominated world of brewing, founders Joelle and Sarah aim to change traditional consumer views on non-alcoholic beer. Since their launch in 2019, they have received high praise along with a plethora of prestigious beer awards.
Their range of outstanding alcohol–free beers consist of a New World Lager, Yuzu Pale Ale, Tropical IPA and Bonfire Stout.
Pentire believe business and enterprise has the power and opportunity to support and facilitate change.
Hence in 2020, Pentire were provided with B Corp™ accreditation in acknowledgement of their efforts towards people and planet. In all that they do, Pentire consider their impact, and do the utmost to keep their environmental footprint to a minimum.
In the pursuit of protecting our oceans and environment, Pentire also pledge a % or their sales each month to charities and organisations which are pioneering this change.
They have produced an outstanding range of non-alcoholic spirits comprising Pentire Adrift, their original botanical spirit and Pentire Seaward, a zesty expression, along with a some beautifully branded giftware.
Sipsmith were pioneers of the UK craft gin industry and were awarded B Corp™ accreditation in 2021.
Although they are at the start of their sustainability journey, this accreditation emphasises their long term commitment to social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
Sipsmith has always been motivated to ‘do things better’ and remain determined to celebrate humanity at their core.
The brand are incredibly proud to promote such values and strive to operate in ways that positively impacts the environment, consumers and communities, in addition to creating a more fair and vibrant workplace.
We offer an extensive range of Sipsmith spirits including their London Dry Gin, Sloe Gin and Lemon Drizzle Gin, to name but a few!
Stroud Brewery are one of the leading organic breweries in the UK with an impressive range of organic and well crafted beers.
Their sustainable and ethical ethos underpins everything they do from sourcing local organic ingredients to recapturing the heat from the brewing process to heat their buildings.
The B Corp™ accreditation is now part of the Stroud Brewery DNA, encompassing a holistic measurement of business performance.
Stroud Brewery are keen to continue making outstanding organic beer without damage to people or planet and to bring communities of people together and inspire positive change.
This is an endeavour worth supporting, and their beers are amazing too!
Two Drifters Distillery is the creation of Russ and Gemma Wakeham who have a combined passion for rum, science, Devon and the planet. They were awarded B Corp™ accreditation in early 2022.
Together, they make an exceptional range of British-made pot-still rums from molasses, and are proud to be the world’s first rum producer with a carbon negative footprint.
The distillery is run on 100% renewable energy and they make use of electric vehicles and carbon neutral packaging providers and raw materials.
The range of Two Drifters Rum has been made from start to finish at the distillery, and is one of only a few rums produced from scratch in the UK.
We stock their full range to include their Lightly Spiced Rum, Overproof Spiced Pineapple Rum, Pure White Rum and Signature Rum.