Northern Rivers based brewery, Stone & Wood have officially become a Certified B Corporation. They join a global community of companies dedicated to being agents of positive change, including Patagonia, New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerrys.
B Corps are for profit businesses that meet rigorous standards set around governance, workers, community, environment, and business impact models.
“We are thrilled to welcome the very first brewery and Byron Bay business to the B Corporation community, in Australia,” said Alicia Darvall, Executive Director of B Lab Australia & New Zealand. “Its is a pleasure to have this community focused business join the B Corp community.”
Stone & Wood co-Founder, Jamie Cook said that the accreditation was an affirmation that their practices and philosophies are aligned with a global movement of good businesses focused on adding value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
“At Stone & Wood we say good beer is our thing; just as a good person is defined by their actions and the way they behave, we believe good businesses are defined by their actions and the way they go about achieving success.”
“Through our Ingrained (community), Green Feet (environment) and Brewlife (people) programs we strive to be a business that operates for the benefit of all of our stakeholders first, and we are proud to join a community of likeminded businesses determined to set a new standard for how business can be a force for good.”
The cornerstone of the company is to brew good beer for the community, supporting the people who support them, while treading lightly on the Earth.